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By Jason Matthews | Monday, June 1, 2015

Which Ebook Distributor Is Right for You?

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Writers in the digital age must make a sustained effort to sell ebooks. The reason: explosive competition. Self-publishing behemoths like Amazon and Smashwords have created millions of new titles in a few short years.

Some authors enjoy the ease of selling ebooks exclusively through Amazon’s KDP Select program, an optional 90-day agreement where you only sell through Amazon.

Others sell ebooks from as many major retailers as possible. That’s a smart approach since Apple’s iBooks Store distributes to 51 territories (countries mostly) and Google Play to a whopping 65 nations.

Plus there are great companies you may not have heard of like Kobo, Scribd, and Oyster, in addition to well-known names like Barnes & Noble.

But how best to get your book to a dozen or more retailers? It’s all about which ebook distributor you choose …

By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Which EPUB Format Should You Use: Reflowable or Fixed-Layout?

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Want to turn your publication into an ebook and sell it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the Apple’s iBooks Store? You need to convert it to EPUB.

But which EPUB format should you choose? Reflowable or fixed-layout?

In this short video, I talk about your options, and the pros and cons of each format.

By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Make a Pop-Up Footnote for Your eBook — in InDesign

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Footnotes transition easily to the EPUB format and now, with InDesign CC, you can make your footnotes stand out—or pop out—even more.

Learn how to transform regular footnotes into pop-ups using the EPUB Export Options dialog, in this short, fun episode of InDesign Secrets.

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