Tagged: eBook

writersweb

Calling all Australian Authors

Writers’ Web is an Australian initiative geared toward providing Australian authors with an alternative to the plethora of online book distributors popping up all over the place. I recently chatted to the team from Writers’ Web to see what it was all about. What is writers’ web? Everyone knows that a farmers’ market connects the producer direct to the buyer. writers’ web is just like...

writing1

When does a manuscript become a book?

The other day a bloke came to build an additional doorjamb and install a screen door. Conversationally he asked me what I did for a living. “I’m a writer,” I said. “Oh cool,” he seemed impressed. “What do you write?” “Fiction mostly,” I told him. “I write fiction books for young adults.” “Oh,” he looked at me and scratched his head. “Yeah, I could do that....

epublishing

A contract lost

I lost a publishing contract. The offer of a contract to publish my novel Fake Profile with a traditional publisher was withdrawn. Before it was made. I didn’t even know about it, but I was gutted when I found out. At least, I was until I realised that I was no worse off than if I hadn’t known about it. And really, I can’t be...

epublishing

New media book marketing

The publishing world is changing―there is no doubt about that. Borders going belly up took with it 30% of the book selling market, spelling disaster for emerging authors yet to break into the market. The game is changing. Publishers are fighting for their lives, and don’t want to take risks. Being an author is increasingly about more than just writing the manuscript. It is about...

book-name

Should emerging authors ePublish?

It’s an interesting dilemma. There is no doubt the publishing industry is changing. Rapidly. Statistically, there is an exponential increase in eReader purchases and eBook downloads each year, and a corresponding fall in hardcopy book sales. There seems to be as many doomsayers predicting the demise of the book, as there are enthusiasts rejoicing in the changing technology. So who is saying what, and why?...