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

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How to Get the Most Out of Self-Publishing With Your Author Website

If you don’t yet have an author website and are wondering what kind of content, be it text or images, will be best to help promote your work when visitors stop by, then this self-publishing article is for you.

Your website’s content, layout & visuals say a lot about a self-publishing author – so it’s a good idea to optimize yours

Your website’s content, layout & visuals say a lot about a self-publishing author – so it’s a good idea to optimize yours

I’ll begin by saying that I’m no design expert or computer wiz – the content and layout advice I will be dispersing is purely based on my own trial and error experiences, and more importantly what I have found to be popular (based on visitor feedback).

So what about the website itself? If you’re not fluent in html (computer code) and are a bit reluctant to try your hand at designing a website from scratch, how do you get started?

Well, there’s always the option to pay somebody to do it for you. There are plenty of good designers out there on the web. My website was created for me since I had no experience in this area – but in the not too distant future I’m planning to create my own with the help of a company called WordPress to make my self-publishing journey a bit simpler. Continue reading

The Ultra-Simple Kindle Publishing Formatting Guide: Part 2

Kindle publishing formatting can be a nightmare – so I wrote this guide to make things nice and easy

Kindle publishing formatting can be a nightmare – so I wrote this guide to make things nice and easy

Right, so I’ve already covered ebook text formatting and paragraphing, among a few other things, in the previous Kindle Publishing Formatting Part 1 article. If you haven’t yet consumed it and would like to catch up, just click the link.

The first thing I’m going to talk about is Page Breaks. If you’ve already added them to your document, scroll down to the Table of Contents (TOC) section. Page Breaks are absolutely essential to have included in your book if you want it to appear as professional as possible. But why are they necessary?

They’re necessary because without them Kindle e-reading devices will not place each chapter at the top of a fresh page. There is no law, of course, against not having Page Breaks. But without them, your book will be Continue reading

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