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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 026 – Important Things To Know About eBook Publishing

 

AuthorMarketingInstituteKobo and Kobo Writing Life have long been known for being open, social and collaborative. And this episode of the Kobo Writing Life podcast is no exception. In fact, to start 2015 off on the right foot, we thought it would be useful, in our ongoing communication with authors regarding the importance of making your work available on multiple platforms, and not just on Kindle, to help with that.

This episode contains a collection of tips curated from the Author Marketing Podcast by Author Marketing Institute founder Jim Kukral covering tips and things you might not know about publishing a book to Kobo, Nook (Barnes & Noble), iBooks (Apple) and Google Play.

Kobo Writing Life Director Mark Lefebvre sets up the various clips from Jim’s fantastic podcast. The tips that Jim shares are from the following original podcasts

AuthorMarketingPodcast_Logo_DarkBlue7 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing A Book on Google Play

1) The Play Store is popular
2) You can post your book for free
3) It has Permafree benefits
4) There’s less competition
5) It takes patience
6) Keywords matter
7) For some authors it’s #1 or #2

Read the full blog post with details or listen to the Author Marketing Podcast

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing A Book on Apple iBooks

1) Apple is the #2 US eBook retailer
2) You need a MAC or a 3rd party to publish
3) More readers have iBooks access
4) Content is curated
5) You need to show your support
6) There are features you can’t find on Amazon

Read the full blog post with details or listen to the Author Marketing Podcast

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing A Book on Nook Press

1) Nook is on the decline
2) Indie authors dominate the bestseller list
3) You need to pay attention to format
4) Support has a bad reputation
5) Connections with merchandisers are key
6) It’s still #2 for many authors

Read the full blog post with details or listen to the Author Marketing Podcast

5 Important Things To KNow About Publishing A Digital Book on Kobo

1) It has an international focus
2) Kobo took over for SONY
3) You can schedule promos ahead of time
4) There’s a page for Free Book Promos
5) Success requires networking

Read the full blog post with details or listen to the Author Marketing Podcast

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There’s also discussion about the Author Marketing Live events as well as other great resources from AMI, including:

 

 

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11 Responses to “Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 026 – Important Things To Know About eBook Publishing”

  1. LindaGHill

    Reblogged this on lindaghill and commented:
    For all the writers out there! I haven’t listened to the podcast, but it looks like there’s some useful information here. Check it out. 🙂

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  2. Maria (BearMountainBooks)

    One benefit you didn’t mention that I find particularly useful is Kobo’s pre-order service. It’s great to be able to have the book up early and direct people to see the cover and blurb. I just uploaded Ghost Shadow and the preorder went live within 24 hours.

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  3. Ingrid K. V. Hardy

    This could not come at a better time, honest to gosh. And I am loving the pre-order feature. I’ve just put up my first book and I’m enjoying the experience here so far. I listen to all the Kobo podcasts, along with others of course. Looking forward to more.

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  4. Steve Vernon

    Reblogged this on YOURS IN STORYTELLING… and commented:
    All right – so it is the first of February and for many of us – especially us Canadians – our outlook is one of deep snowbanks and many, many layers of ice. Winter is a time for hibernation and massive binges of comfort food.

    However, as an indy-writer I DO NOT have the time to hibernate. Winter, for me, is a time to try to push more e-books out there to more markets. It is a time for working on my marketing and promotional techniques. It is a time for research and taking the time to get my book out to a few more markets.

    One of these markets that I have been neglecting to exploit is Google Play. Today I have decided to begin exploring the possibilities of selling e-books through Google Play – and it is thanks to the information in this all-encompassing Kobo Writing Life blog entry that I feel that I have the necessary confidence to begin learning about selling e-books on Google Play.

    So – how about it folks?

    How many of you writer-types out there sell on Google Play? How many of you do well on Google Play?

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  5. Mary S. Sentoza

    This is great information when a person is trying to decide where they like to have their ebooks published. When I decide to publish my book, I would know the difference between them. As a reader, my favorite places to buy books are Kobo and iBooks. I personally like Kobo the best. Thanks!

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