Infographic: How to Write, Promote and Sell an Ebook

The link below is to an infographic and article that takes a look at how to write, promote and sell an ebook.

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Google Books Lawsuit Appeal

The Google Books lawsuit has sprung back into life with an appeal being launched by the Author’s Guild. I certainly don’t support this appeal. This lot don’t seem to get that Google Books has the potential to sell more copies of their works for a start.

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Google will sell and rent digital textbooks starting in August


In time for the back-to-school season, Google (s GOOG) will start selling and renting digital textbooks through the Play store in August, the company announced at a breakfast in San Francisco this morning.

The main point of the breakfast was two bigger announcements: The Chromecast, a $35 dongle that lets you stream internet video to your TV, and a new Nexus 7 tablet. Nonetheless, getting into the textbook market helps Google compete against Amazon (s AMZN), Barnes & Noble (s BKS) and Apple (s AAPL), all of whom have already entered the digital textbook space. In general, Google has struggled to gain ebook market share against those companies.

Google says it’s working with the five largest textbook publishers — Cengage, Wiley, Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Macmillan — and that students will be able to purchase digital textbooks or rent them for up to six months. It also said that prices…

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Article: Blind Date with a Book

The link below is to an article reporting on how Elizabeth’s Bookshops in Australia are using a novel idea to help it sell books – blind dates with books.

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Article: PapyrusEditor

The link below is to an article that looks at PapyrusEditor, an online web application that allows you to create, design, publish and sell your ebook.

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