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Tracking eBook Sales

Recently I daydreamed about a platform that could import and merge sales data from all the major self-publishing platforms: KDP, Kobo, iTunes, Smashwords etc and make sense of it. Industry pioneers; Amazon and Apple can only offer downloadable spreadsheets that are hard to navigate and a generic dashboard bar chart. Investigating further I found App [...]

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Permafree eBook Publishing

It can be really hard promoting your book, especially if it’s a one off. I’ve heard more than once the saying: “The best way to market your book is the write a second book” and I have to agree. Writing and publishing a second book (or even better: a series) is the sure fire way [...]

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Writing and Publishing Fiction

For the last year or so I have been focusing on writing fiction, which is something I always loved doing, especially the story creation process. Having read and been inspired by other writers and self publishers, especially J.A Konrath (well worth checking out his blog) I decided to go for it and completed my first [...]

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Draft2Digital takes on Smashwords

A new publishing aggregator to rival Smashwords is in town. Within the last few years e-books have become more and more popular and the publishing industry has gone through some big changes. Digital distribution has made it easier than ever before to bring your book to an audience and Draft2digital is the newest tool for [...]

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Bring on 2013

Firstly a belated Happy New Year. I hope your masterplans for 2013 are shaping up. It’s flying by already! I am definately rethinking my life at the moment. There’s so many things I still want to do and it’s not all related to business and marketing. I want to turn this blog into something that [...]

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Your Faster Smarter Better Online Business

The Faster, Smarter Better business plan is focused on training new and experienced marketers alike to online business and those who have been unsuccessful online. The course is gimmick free and strips the online moneymaking process down to its core components. It is also delivered in an easy to use format. The course uses both [...]

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Playing around on the Kindle

It’s been an interesting few months. I’ve recently enjoyed playing around with the Kindle marketplace, publishing a few guides and documenting the results on video, along with some strategies to get higher rankings on Amazon for Your Internet Pie. I also finally finished a book, previously shelved for many years, that I had been working [...]

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Big Ideas in 2012

Well it’s been a fast-paced start to the year and I just noticed I haven’t blogged for a few months..oops. This has mainly been down to focusing on building the Internet Pie brand with the book and membership but I’ve also been doing a lot of Kindle research and testing out some ninja tactics. This [...]

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Amazon adds HTML5 Spice to the Kindle Format

Following the announcement of the Kindle Fire tablet, along with other new Kindle models, Amazon have recently stated on their website that E-books on the Kindle Fire will be powered by Kindle Format 8 (KF8), which will replace the existing Mobi format. KF8  will add over 150 new formatting capabilities, including fixed layouts, nested tables, callouts, sidebars [...]

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Publishing for the Amazon Kindle – Part 3 – Uploading to Kindle Marketplace

In the last Blog Post of this series we converted your word document to a .mobi file, the required format for the Amazon Kindle. Today we can upload the file to the Kindle Marketplace. Head over to http://www.kindledirectpublishing.com and sign in with your Amazon account or sign up if you don’t have one. Firstly fill [...]

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