Why You Need to Be a Goodreads Ebook Publishing Author

Goodreads is very simple. In a nutshell, it’s a massive community of readers. And your job as an ebook publishing author is to help them find your novel. I’m not sure of Goodreads’ member count, but it must be in the millions by now. It’s worth your time, in other words, and should be added to your marketing strategy alongside a Blog, Website, Facebook and Twitter.

By becoming a Goodreads Ebook Publishing Author, you can place yourself in a pool of potential readers

By becoming a Goodreads Ebook Publishing Author, you can place yourself in a pool of potential readers

You can think of Goodreads as being like Amazon – but without the selling of books. This place is filled with more than just millions of reviews, it’s also full of group discussions.

It’s ‘Book Lover Central’, and everyone is looking for the next great read to get stuck into, which they can find by looking through their member friends’ current bookshelves, reading lists, reviews, favourite book quotes and authors, and a whole lot more.

For an ebook publishing author on Goodreads, this place is a promotional heaven. You can discuss your work with readers, notify them of free book giveaways and Q&As, and while this is happening, you can find out what they’re looking for in your genre.

You can form strong relationships with these people, build a big following, and Continue reading

Introduction to Ebook Publishing Marketing Channels

This aspect of ebook publishing can be daunting – so it’s best to embrace it slowly

This aspect of ebook publishing can be daunting – so it’s best to embrace it slowly

The first part of this article will briefly introduce you to the giant ebook publishing marketing universe. It’s well worth a read if you’re a new indie author as it’s important to ease yourself into the mass of channels out there gently.

From my personal experience, I know how daunting and overwhelming it can be as a new author. Social networking, blogs, websites, advertising, promotions, giveaways, interviews, reviews – it can sound like a complete nightmare! Continue reading

The Quick Ebook Publishing Conversion Guide

Conversion is a very important - yet often confusing - part of ebook publishing

Conversion is a very important – yet often confusing – part of ebook publishing

This part of my ebook publishing guide focuses on getting your work from Word to its final state as a Kindle e-reader file. If you aren’t at this stage and would like some advice on how to get here, please check out the last few posts below which run through the Ebook Publishing Formatting process.

I’ll be showing you how to create the two most common types of e-reader files, being mobi (for Kindle) and epub (for almost every other e-reading device, such as Sony Reader and Nook). If you want to convert your book into a different file than these, then it can be simply done once you have the gist of how the process works.

The three ingredients you firstly need are:

Sidney Knight Website Launch Starts Off My Ebook Publishing Journey!

The Home Page of the Sidney Knight website

The new ebook publishing website has started off my ebook publishing journey

This is just a very short post to thank the magnificent team at Design Fusions in Hampshire for creating this wonderful site. I’m sure it will help my book greatly in the world of ebook publishing. Continue reading