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EPublishing

For authors and publishers working in any of the myriad of e-book formats to gather and share resources.

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Latest Activity: Apr 10

Welcome to the EPublishing SheWrites Group!

What is EPublishing?

EPublishing (also e-publishing) is Electronic publishing, or the digital publication of electronic magazines, articles and e-books. The formats for epublishing are quite extensive- if you're interested in learning more, Wikipedia has an excellent breakdown of them here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats

Now that we have the formalities out of the way, pull up a chair, a cup of coffee and join in!

Useful Links:

Sigil: http://code.google.com/p/sigil/
Sigil is a multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format.

Calibre: http://calibre-ebook.com/download
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:
• Library Management
• E-book conversion
• Syncing to e-book reader devices
• Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
• Comprehensive e-book viewer
• Content server for online access to your book collection


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Discussion Forum

Blog to eBook?

Started by Carrie Ann Golden. Last reply by Marian Evans Mar 30. 3 Replies

Does anyone here write their fiction/serial via blog/web initially before publishing on eBook?CarrieContinue

Tags: ebook, epublishing, writing, blog, fiction

My Debut eBook Hurricane Crimes

Started by Chrys Fey Nov 25, 2013. 0 Replies

I am thrilled to announce that my debut, Hurricane Crimes, is now available on Amazon for $1.99! Hurricane Crimes is a short romantic-suspense story. I have been dreaming of this day ever since I was…Continue

Tags: Amazon, romance, suspense, publishing, eBook

Importance of experimentation and sharing information in ebook publishing

Started by M. Louisa Locke. Last reply by Dawn Downey Sep 4, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi, I have been successful in ebook publishing, with my self-published  historical mystery, Maids of Misfortune, selling over 11,000 copies in the last year and a half. But what I have learned is…Continue

Tags: patterns, Kindle, sales, self-publishing, publishing

Seeking Professional Editor of Children's Novels

Started by Leslie Lang Aug 28, 2013. 0 Replies

I am working on my first middle grades novel, which I plan to epublish, and I would like to hire a professional editor. I hope to find an excellent editor who edits children's books for a traditional…Continue

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Comment by Dawn Downey on December 24, 2013 at 12:49pm

I just read APE:Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book, by Guy Kawasaki. An incredible, thorough, easy to read resource covering everything about self-publishing. Ebooks to POD to author-services printing (I'd never heard of that one.) And because all of this information is constantly changing, you can download free updates whenever he revises. I scanned the whole thing in two days. Now I'll go back to it over and over every step of the way while I learn how to publish and promote. I highly recommend this, no matter what stage of writing or self-pub you're in. Has anyone else read it?

Comment by Jamieson Haverkampf on April 16, 2013 at 7:00pm

I independently published (through my small pub co. Blooming Women Press) my first book Mom Minus Dad: The Essential Resource Guide for Busy Adults with a Newly Widowed Parent in 2008 in print through Lightning Source (POD) and in 2009 as ebook on Kindle without Lightning Source. I have had a great experience selling my book in Amazon's Kindle format and it's helped my print sales a lot too. Most my sales however are now in ebook format...Happy to answer any questions about my experience- it's been very empowering.

Comment by Zetta Brown on April 1, 2013 at 8:58am

Some of you may or may not have had issues with regard to Amazon's return policy and how they treat ebooks, but let me tell you, it is completely detrimental and unfair when you consider how Amazon treats other "media items." To quote Amazon's return policy: "Media items (for example, movies, music, video games, and software) must be unopened and still in their plastic wrap."

Why aren't ebooks treated the same??? Ebooks are a form of electronic media!The following message came to me today and I'm sharing it here. As a publisher and author of ebooks, I know and have seen how Amazon returns can wipeout significant earnings.

*** Permission to forward ***
There's a petition on Change.org to get Amazon to change their policy regarding ebook returns/refunds. Right now too many people are buying ebooks, reading them within the 7 days allotted for returns, then returning them for a full refund.
There are people who cheerfully brag about doing this and see nothing wrong with
it. I and many others see it as another form of piracy. Whether you're traditionally
published or indie published, this policy negatively affects authors' incomes. If
you're interested in signing, here's the link:

http://www.change.org/petitions/amazon-kindle-e-book-return-policy-...

And here's a tweet to help spread the word:
Pls RT Sign & spread the word: #Change.org petition against #Amazon #ebook return policy. http://ow.ly/jATIZ

Comment by SM Tolhurst on March 12, 2013 at 8:21am

Hi, there, maybe this is one of the groups I have been looking for.  While preparing a novel for a visit to a small publisher (where it will hopefully find a home) I have taken to epublishing some of my short stories at smashwords.  Would love to converse with others who have experience with smashwords: How's it working for you? What's your impression/experience?    

Comment by Linda Boulanger on February 20, 2013 at 9:33am

Andrew E. Kaufman invited me to talk about book covers from a designer's perspective. Would love it if you'd take a moment to stop by ♥ (P.S. CFC is an awesome resource for writers and readers from any genre. They talk about all kinds of things over there!)

http://crimefictioncollective.blogspot.com/2013/02/creating-book-co...

Comment by Pamela Olson on January 29, 2013 at 7:16am

Unfortunately I don't have time now to help, but I did write a simple guide book about how to do it, if you think that might be helpful. http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Formatting-Technophobic-Author-ebook/d...

Comment by Totsymae on January 28, 2013 at 10:14pm

Is there anyone out there who can assist in formatting ebooks? Willing to pay, do cover art for a book or whatever we can negotiate. Thank you, ladies.

Comment by JMcManus on January 8, 2013 at 10:23am

How is your new year! I'm glad to be working on another Talee Adventure. Hope to have it out this summer.

http://bit.ly/RE7p66

Comment by Zetta Brown on October 17, 2012 at 3:40pm
Comment by dianejwright on July 2, 2012 at 11:12am

To all who submitted to our anthology, thank you! We are beyond pleased with the response and excited to begin working though submissions and sending invitations to publish. Stay tuned!

djw
seedpodpublishing.com
@seedpodpub

 

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