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Why Publishing For Kindle is Not Enough

Because Amazon is the dominant player in the eBook marketplace, many authors wrongly assume that they should be publishing for Kindle exclusively.

Sell your eBook on Amazon in Time for the Holidays

It’s not too late to make your eBook available  for Kindle in time for Christmas!

BookBaby can still publish and distribute your eBook for last minute holiday sales on Amazon for the popular Kindle readers. We can convert your electronic document into an eBook in as fast as 10 business days, and we’ll get your book distributed to Amazon a few days later. (We’ll also distribute your eBook to the iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, and many more in the following weeks.)

The Amazon/Kindle News Round-Up

Already, August has been a busy month for Amazon. If you've been sunning on a beach somewhere this summer or actually getting some writing done, maybe you missed out on the latest Amazon/Kindle news. We'll summarize below: 1. Amazon reports more eBooks sold in the UK than paper books. According to a story on Red Orbit:
Amazon, the American company behind the Kindle ebook reader, has just revealed their UK portion of their ebook store is selling 114 ebooks for every 100 hardback or paperback books sold.
2. Amazon opens a new textbook rental service.

Every Instance of “Kindled” in Tolstoy’s War and Peace Replaced with “Nooked”

The heated climate of competition and proprietary formats has resulted in a sadly amusing side-effect, a kind of brand name mad-libs where every occurrence of the word "kindled" in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace was replace with "nooked." According to Ars Technica:
The best explanation, we think, comes from a commenter on the blog, who says "This obviously wasn't done by Barnes & Noble, but by the publisher who submitted the book to Barnes & Noble. They created a Kindle version of this public domain book first, realized they used 'Kindle' somewhere in their submission, and did a quick find-and-replace to change 'Kindle' to 'Nook'-never once thinking it would affect the book's text rather than just whatever they put in the title page."
Bad proofreader, bad!

The Big April eBook News Roundup

Extra! Extra! April was a big month in the world of eBooks, eReaders, and digital publishing. Here are a handful of headlines. Click the links to read more details on each story. 1. Barnes & Noble and Microsoft ink a $300 million deal. The Nook digital bookstore will be bundled with Windows 8. 2. Barnes & Noble expands its foreign language eBook selection, adding Russian, Afrikaans, Urdu, and more.

Get Your eBook Under Millions of Christmas Trees This Year

eBook Readers have exploded and sales are skyrocketing. It's an understatement to say that Santa's bottomless sack of gifts is going to be heavy with Kindles and Nooks this year. According to Pew Internet...

The Best eBook Reader: eReader Devices and Tablets Compared

With a spate of new eReaders and tablets hitting the market, we thought it worth spelling out some of the features and specs of the major players to help you discern which is right...

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