Everyone’s favorite publishing whipping boy, Amazon, has gone and done it again. As of February 3, they will flag self-published books on Kindle Direct when they contain user-reported spelling mistakes or formatting issues. The consequence: an ugly warning message on the sale detail page, and possibly publication “suppression” (a euphemism for “block”). According to emails
Should you charge sales tax for your book? By Mary Walewski My email always brings me questions that evolve into a research project – and a blog post! “Do you know how to handle sales tax for when we sell books? Each community is different. Many require a business license. Am I required to have
I have always enjoyed the enthusiasm of every new author, their passion for their subject, and assisting them in bringing their project to fruition. Over the course of the years, I have invariably found it helpful to present an overview of the design process in order to afford a better understanding of the designer’s role.
On October 24, author and librarian Shelley Walchak, Patricia Ross, and I presented at the Colorado Association of Libraries conference. Our topic was The Self Publishing Movement: What it Means to Libraries. We invited the audience (all librarians) to tell us what some of their reasons were for not buying indie or self published books
This is an excerpt from Richard Rieman’s upcoming book “The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation” available this December from Breckenridge Press. Why should you do an audiobook? You need to be part of the Audiobook Revolution! Compared to Amazon’s twenty-five million plus titles, Audible has just 170,000 audiobooks available. Over the next five years, Amazon
One of the hardest parts of getting started with a new website, especially if you’ve never had one, is knowing what you need, how much to budget and when to get help. And when you’re just getting started you want to avoid over-spending by prioritizing what you need and how you phase in the implementation.