I was suppose to read 13 reasons why by Jay Asher but i really had a hard time reading it cause i just have the copy...
As books make the leap from cellulose and ink to electronic pages, some editors worry that too much is being lost in translation. Typography, layout, illustrations and carefully thought-out covers are all being reduced to a uniform, black-on-gray template that looks the same whether you’re reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombiesor the Federalist Papers.
“There’s a dearth of typographic expression in e-books today,” says Pablo Defendini, digital producer for Tor.com, the online arm of science fiction and fantasy publisher Tor Books. “Right now it’s just about taking a digital file and pushing it on to a e-book reader without much consideration for layout and flow of text.”
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Article by Priya Ganapati
While I’ve been posting articles and blogs of interest regarding self-publishing, I’ve also been moving ahead on my own project. I thought I’d give you all a heads-up of where I am in the scheme of things:
More to come!
I’m really excited to introduce everyone to a friend of mine, Mickey Mills, author of Haunting Injustice.
In this interview, Mickey shares a lot of valuable insight into self-publishing.
Thanks, Mickey, for taking the time to join us!
Before I do that, first I’d like to thank you for allowing me this opportunity. Haunting Injustice was a concept that came out of a conversation with a friend. In the context of the conversation, the phrase “Phoenix Worthy” came out, and it occurred to me what a great character name that was. I had the name, so I wrapped a story around the character. I always loved ghost stories and the paranormal, so it seemed like a good fit.
Phoenix Worthy is a modern day ghost hunter living in Savannah, GA. The story is about one of his paranormal investigations. I wrapped a small cast of characters around Phoenix and drove the plot from multiple points of view. So far, anyone who has read it likes it. At least that’s the feedback I am getting.
I get bombarded by email, mostly from people either thanking me or asking me for something, and I simply can’t respond to everyone. If you’ve emailed me and not gotten a reply, it’s because I need an assistant, not because I hate you.
That said, one reoccurring question seems to be: “I’ve got an ebook, now what can I do to make sure it sells a lot of copies?”
The bare-bones answer: There’s nothing you can do to guarantee a lot of sales.
Sales involve luck. Luck is all about random chance, which can’t be predicted or planned for. There is no magic bullet for generating big sales.
But… there are a few truisms I’ve discovered.
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Article by J. A. Kontrath