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...

Facebook Floods Amazon With Fake Reviews

As you know, comments on an Amazon page can make or break a product. That’s why the company says that more than 99 percent of its reviews are legitimate because they are written by real shoppers who aren’t paid for them. But a Washington Post examination by...

The Small Town Producing 140 Million Books A Year

The last page of your favorite mystery novel probably offers this brief, final mystery: “Printed and bound in Berryville, Virginia.” Just where is Berryville, you may ask. A question that can only grow when you learn that a town of some 4,000 people is responsible for...

Authors, Please Don’t Act Like Scammers

I thought of this post when I heard of a problem plaguing one of the groups I belong to. People are using its Twitter hashtag without actually being members of said group. This both confuses readers and dilutes the group’s rather successful brand. Even worse,...

Galdo’s Gift: A Groundbreaking Children’s Storybook

The Book Machine recently featured a post by Ken Jones, explaining his inspired use of e-book technology to create an animated, interactive children’s storybook. Ken, who’s also running the Understanding eBooks event in London on April 25, worked with UK...

Moving Your Book From Createspace to KDP Print

I had promised you a post detailing how to move your books from Createspace to KDP Print. Here are step-by-step instructions, courtesy of Createspace/Amazon: Specifically, the video above explains how to: avoid getting your book listed in two places (your book will...

KDP Print Just Got A Whole Lot More Attractive

I’m sure most of you have heard the news by now, but if you haven’t, Amazon has announced some major changes to its KDP Print program. Only two days after I was telling people in this blog’s comments that I wouldn’t even consider moving to KDP...

CreateSpace Discontinues Paid Author Services

Following the closure of CreateSpace’s eStore, Amazon has now delivered a further blow to the company. This makes it all more likely that all of CreateSpace operations will eventually be rolled into KDP Print. In a surprising statement, Amazon announced its...