How to price an ebook [FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS]

How to price an ebook [FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS]

Setting the ideal price of your ebook is the final step of self-publishing. By the time you get to the point where you set a price for your work, you might think that you’re done with the hard part. But finding the right price might not be that easy after all. Pricing is one of […]

7 tips for success at Frankfurt Book Fair

7 tips for success at Frankfurt Book Fair

Thérèse Coen is Rights Director at Hardman & Swainson, and has worked in Translation Rights, both in Publishing and Agencies. She currently divides her time between reading books for Frankfurt, preparing meetings for Frankfurt, sending out books pre-Frankfurt, talking to other rights people about Frankfurt and dreaming about Frankfurt being over. So here are her […]

How to copyright an ebook: Facts and myths [FOR AUTHORS]

How to copyright an ebook: Facts and myths [FOR AUTHORS]

Do you know what’s the difference between DRM, ISBN and copyrights? If your answer is a clear yes, well done, you can stop reading. But if copyrighting is an issue that makes you frown, read on: we talk about different file formats, international rights, whether you have to pay anything and more. 1) I need […]

Amazon: How to get your book to appear alongside the Best Sellers [Winning blog idea July]

Amazon: How to get your book to appear alongside the Best Sellers [Winning blog idea July]

Each month BookMachine offers a community member, with great ideas, the chance to write on the site. July’s winner was Richard McCartney, with his tips on making it onto the Best Sellers list. Ever looked at a blockbuster book in your book genre and wished, “if only I could get my book to appear along side […]

Which social media channel sells the most books?

Which social media channel sells the most books?

“Which one social media channel will net me the most book sales?” an author asked me recently during my new weekly #BookMarketingChat. Well, it’s not that easy. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just go to say, Facebook, because that’s the EASY button, and violá! They will come, we will sell, and yacht-life, here we […]

Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition is about so much more than groceries

Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition is about so much more than groceries

Yes, the grocery business is huge. And while it’s one of several industries Amazon hasn’t yet dominated, there’s something way more significant about their acquisition of Whole Foods. This deal is about location, location, location. No, it’s not just about having Amazon groceries in physical locations. This is about creating a more efficient gateway between […]

Contracts? Show me the bit about advances and royalties and the rest isn’t worth reading!

Contracts? Show me the bit about advances and royalties and the rest isn’t worth reading!

Mara Livingstone-McPhail was a bookseller, reviewed books on BBC radio and organized book events in inner-city schools before being lured to London by the team who now run Chicken House Books. A freelance editor, proofreader and writer, she reads every day for as long as she can keep her eyes open. Here she explains some […]

A beginner’s guide to negotiating publishing contracts

A beginner’s guide to negotiating publishing contracts

Contracts? They are the pages of scary legal stuff that someone else deals with, right? A contract is a business agreement for the supply of goods or performance of work at a previously specified and agreed upon price. The payment often comes as an advance against royalties, which allows the author to have a share […]

5 things publishers should know about Kindle Unlimited for readers

5 things publishers should know about Kindle Unlimited for readers

Here we share Geethik Technologies’ insights into Kindle Unlimited (this blog post first appeared on the Geethik Technologies’ blog). Ebook subscription services are commonly hailed as the Netflix for books and Kindle Unlimited, launched back in July 2014, leads the pack. There are few serious competitors to consider in this market, especially after exits from Oyster and Entitle. Scribd […]