Publisher Description

Learn the 30 best practices of the bestselling ebook authors.

This updated January 2014 edition of The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success has already helped tens of thousands of authors publish more professionally.

This ebook is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent. Whether you're considering publishing a book for the first time, or you're a long-time veteran, this book will help you take your book to the next level.

Includes a comprehensive glossary of e-publishing terms. No technical experience necessary!

A great companion to Mark Coker's other popular e-publishing guides, The Smashwords Style Guide (how to format and publish an ebook for free) and The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book for free).

Share the secrets. Enjoy!

Here's what's inside:

Table of Contents

The Secrets
Secret 1: Write a great book
Secret 2: Pinch your pennies
Secret 3: Create a great ebook cover
Secret 4: Practice metadata magic
Secret 5: Write another great book
Secret 6: Build reader trust
Secret 7: Embrace your obscurity
Secret 8: Spend your time wisely
Secret 9: Maximize distribution
Secret 10: Avoid exclusivity
Secret 11: Give (some of) your books away for FREE
Secret 12: Understand the algorithm
Secret 13: How retailers select titles for feature promotion
Secret 14: Patience pays
Secret 15: How books develop (the four behaviors)
Secret 16: Trust your customers and supply chain partners
Secret 17: Platform building starts yesterday
Secret 18: Architect for virality
Secret 19: Tweak your viral catalysts
Secret 20: Optimize discovery touch points
Secret 21: Practice the never-ending book launch
Secret 22: Think globally
Secret 23: Study the bestsellers
Secret 24: Develop a thick skin
Secret 25: Think beyond price
Secret 26: Pricing Strategy: Unit volume is a lever for success
Secret 27: Ebook publishing is easy, writing is difficult
Secret 28: Define your own success
Secret 29: Leveraging preorders to increase sales
Secret 30: Share your secrets


Appendix I – Glossary of E-Publishing Terms
Appendix II – Special acknowledgements for beta readers
Appendix III – Credits
Appendix IV – Reproduction rights (how to distribute this book freely)

Professional & Technical
March 26
Mark Coker
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Giuseppe the Bookworm ,

Very Helpful

Mark, thanks for giving your insight into the Ebook industry. This is a great read for all self-published authors.

Mccartycameron ,

A lot of help

Extremely helpful!! Thanks mark!!

Kaye7678 ,

Awesome Primer for ebook publishing!

My best friend sent me this ebook when I told him I was going to start selling my stories. I have big plans, but he told me to read this book and only call him back when I was done.

Now, that I am done reading this book, the process and the realities of success for ebook publishing have been formed with a ground-level yet positive outlook. All of the secrets in this book help put into perspective the expectations you should have. At the same time, it's gives you a good indicator of the future for epublishing.

With that future, I highly suggest and encourage you, me, we, all authors continue the hard writing work we do and put it out into the world and success - whatever it is to you - can be achieved!

Thanks Mark Coker!

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