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Self-publishing vs. Big-house publishing

If you are a writer, you are probably considering whether to self-publish or go through one of the big publishing houses to get your novel out there. Lately, this is a choice that most writers have to consider seriously. While Free-eBooks.net and eBookEnvy.com do not have an official recommendation one way or another, I thought it would be a good idea to examine some the most talked about reasons to self-publish — or not.

It’s all about the recognition

Let’s face it: the big publishing houses (familiarly known as the “big six”) still have the respect and recognition

The future of the Book?

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While I scoured my reader items for more news on the Amazon.com announcement being greatly anticipated tomorrow (September 28, 2011), I found an article written by Sam Harris, author of Letter to a Christian Nation and Lying. I can’t do justice to his article by attempting to summarize here, but early in the article he states that “audiences now expect their digital content to be free” and I take special issue with that statement.

The key word in that sentence would be “now”. I don’t necessarily agree that it is a new concept. I think

How Do Authors Get Paid?

In the traditional publishing model authors can get paid in two ways, either a flat fee (a onetime lump sum) or on a percentage, or royalty, of each book sold. Then there is the increasing popularity of self-publishing. Here we’ll outline the differences.

When working with a publisher each contract will vary but there are common practices in the industry. Typically royalties for hardcover books are about 10% while 6%-8% can be expected for paperback. A new trend emerging is for publishers to pay authors based on net rather than the retail price of the book. A

eBooks, The Media and You?

You’ve put in the time, energy and effort to write your book, eBook, or article now what? Not getting the overwhelming response you were looking for?

Once you’ve got your book, article, or website ready it’s time to put it to work. Building credibility and expertise in the vast amount of resources out there on the internet can be a bit tricky. How do you show that you are different from your competitors? How do you get your target market to stop and listen to you with all the noise out there?

One of the best ways

Get Your Book Seen by the Big Guys!

Have you ever wanted to write, publish and market a book that transforms not only your life and your business… but the lives of your readers too? If this sounds good to you then you need to check out what my friend Christine Kloser is up too! (we’re thrilled that she invited us to be a part of this!)

She’s offering a brand new virtual program called the Transformational Author Experience and it’s absolutely FREE!

Have a look at the video now: ==> http://www.free-ebooks.net/t/53

Here you’ll discover a 6-step system to transform your book “idea” into a published