Learn the 30 best practices of the bestselling ebook authors. This updated January 2014 edition of The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success has already helped tens of thousands of authors publish more professionally. This ebook is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent. Whether you're considering publishing a book for the first time, or you're a long-time veteran, this book will help you take your book to the next level. Includes a comprehensive glossary of e-publishing terms. No technical experience necessary! A great companion to Mark Coker's other popular e-publishing guides, The Smashwords Style Guide (how to format and publish an ebook for free) and The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book for free). Share the secrets. Enjoy! Here's what's inside: Table of Contents Preface Introduction The Secrets Secret 1: Write a great book Secret 2: Pinch your pennies Secret 3: Create a great ebook cover Secret 4: Practice metadata magic Secret 5: Write another great book Secret 6: Build reader trust Secret 7: Embrace your obscurity Secret 8: Spend your time wisely Secret 9: Maximize distribution Secret 10: Avoid exclusivity Secret 11: Give (some of) your books away for FREE Secret 12: Understand the algorithm Secret 13: How retailers select titles for feature promotion Secret 14: Patience pays Secret 15: How books develop (the four behaviors) Secret 16: Trust your customers and supply chain partners Secret 17: Platform building starts yesterday Secret 18: Architect for virality Secret 19: Tweak your viral catalysts Secret 20: Optimize discovery touch points Secret 21: Practice the never-ending book launch Secret 22: Think globally Secret 23: Study the bestsellers Secret 24: Develop a thick skin Secret 25: Think beyond price Secret 26: Pricing Strategy: Unit volume is a lever for success Secret 27: Ebook publishing is easy, writing is difficult Secret 28: Define your own success Secret 29: Leveraging preorders to increase sales Secret 30: Share your secrets Conclusion Appendix I � Glossary of E-Publishing Terms Appendix II � Special acknowledgements for beta readers Appendix III � Credits Appendix IV � Reproduction rights (how to distribute this book freely)
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March 25, 2012
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