Bookful, an AR Book App

Augmented Reality (AR) is probably best known from Pokemon GO, a popular game that had millions of players walking the streets staring at their phones, looking for elusive, virtual beasts. Since these beasts could appear pretty much anywhere, from the White House gym...

Audiobooks: the Fastest-Growing Segment of Publishing

This is a post originally written for AzureFirePublishing. The Audiobook’s Oral Past In ancient times, minstrels used to travel the known world to recite the epic adventures of Ulysses and his companions. In the Dark Ages, troubadours would sing the adventures...

So, you’ve Moved your Books to KDP Print. Now What?

Last month, I shared here the details of moving my books from CreateSpace to KDP Print in 3 easy steps. I also promised to see if there’s anything else you need to do next. Amazon has done all it can to ensure an easy move but it turns out that yes, there are...

Using Kindle Create to Create your Manuscript

Like most of us, I suspect, I upload to Amazon my Word Doc whenever I have a new book or wish to make changes to a previously published one. However, there is a way that gives you far better control over the finished product, while being user-friendly enough for most...

Making A Hand-Bound Book

Have you ever wondered how a hand-bound book is made? This video by Amin Safaripour shows us how a hand-bound book of poetry is made in Iran: Making A Hand-Bound BookPowered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This...

The Young Adult Market: Who’s Reading All These Books?

This is a post originally posted on Azure Fire Publishing. People refer to it as young adults market, segment, or genre. Whatever you call it, there is something definitely going on with it. According to Valerie Peterson, the number of Young Adult (YA) titles...

CreateSpace Merges With KDP

The day we’ve all been waiting for (or, in some cases, dreading) is here! CreateSpace has officially announced that CreateSpace (CSP) and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will become one service. All titles it hosts will now move to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)....

7 Most Useful Legal Tips for Writers

When I started my Indie career, I realized one of my most useful skills was my experience with Internet marketing. But I constantly wished I was experienced in legal matters, too. Which is why I was so excited to meet Lucy Taylor, a legal expert at LY Lawyers. Luckily...