IACCW FREE Event
The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success: Part 1 Primer
6th September 2012
While the ebook revolution has taken the publishing industry by storm, many new and established authors are not quite sure just how to get started. Others, who embraced the change and jumped in with both feet, are eager to implement best practices that will help them reach more readers with their books.
In part one of this two-part session, Mark Coker, the founder and CEO of Smashwords—the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks—will provide a primer on ebook publishing, free of jargon and hype. In this interview, Mark will provide listeners with the practical knowledge and guidance they need to prepare, publish, market and distribute their masterpieces. Mark will cover:
- Market trends that led to the rise of ebooks
- How indie ebook publishing levels the playing field for all authors
- Why there’s never been a better time to be an author
- Guidance on ebook creation (including formatting and conversion)
- Advice on how to price ebooks
- Distribution and marketing strategies
Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords, an ebook publishing and distribution platform serving 45,000 independent authors and publishers around the world. Smashwords gained international attention for its simple but radical idea: Provide a free service that enables any author anywhere to publish their ebook in seconds, and make it available for immediate sampling, sale and distribution to a worldwide audience via major online ebook retailers and mobile smart phone platforms. More than 139,000 titles have been released through Smashwords since its founding in 2008. For more information, visit www.smashwords.com
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