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Amazon Now Listing “Page Count” for Kindle Books

I just discovered, at least for my NO BROWN M&M’s! book of entrepreneurial lessons from rock stars, that Amazon is now listing an approximate printed page count for Kindle books. It makes me wonder if some people were feeling ripped off since the file size never gave the customer a good idea of how much content they were [...]

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The Price Is Right

Well, that depends. When it comes to books (and other published items), it can be a fine walk between pricing too low (not enough profit margin) and too high (no sales). A couple weeks ago, I was alerted to a friend of a friend’s book now being available on a site that basically functions as [...]

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How Bookstores Can Survive

Over the last several years, as bookstores have dwindled and Borders went belly up, a lot of attention has shifted toward Amazon (being the villain or scapegoat, depending on your perspective). But debating Amazon’s role in the changes in publishing does nothing to save bookstores. Like it or not, Amazon will continue to do what [...]

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Google+

If you haven’t heard, Google+ has “gone public” — meaning that you no longer need an invitation to get in. I had a brief chance to try it out during the testing phase, when author Jason Matthews (who’s written an excellent ebook on self-publishing ebooks) sent me an invitation. It is definitely worth getting familiar with. While it has [...]

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Yes, Books *Are* Judged by Their Covers

The other day, a friend showed me a new book by a new author she knows. It was a proud moment for her, so I didn’t want to spoil it — but the cover was awful. I’m not sure whether it amazes me more that these publishing services have the lack of shame to publish [...]

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