Multimedia ebooks, enhanced books, enriched books, interactive ebooks—whatever you call them, they’re here to stay. As more companies make the foray into multimedia book publishing, authors have greater opportunities than ever to transform their static PDFs into living stories with the addition of audio, video, and graphics.
Below is a comparison of the top multimedia ebook publishers on the market, but keep your eyes peeled. There are new ones popping up every… Continue
Added by Meghan Ward on February 7, 2013 at 11:00am —
The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction:
ALIBI, for mystery/suspense;
HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and
FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction
Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books.
What's in it for… Continue
Added by Meg Waite Clayton on November 30, 2012 at 8:30am —
I'm stepping into new frontiers again with my first official foray into fiction writing--a short story titled "The Wedding Dress" that I've published through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon. After five years of writing essays, I figured it was about time to dip a toe into new waters. You can check out the cover and the first few paragraphs for free on Amazon with this link:…
Added by Mary T. Wagner on October 2, 2012 at 6:12pm —
Today's edition of Saturday Sharing takes you around the Web for inspirational poetry, Poetry Turned Around, e-publishing topics, and data visualizations. The video feature is an animation of a concrete poem.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 18, 2012 at 8:10am —
I have made a list of digital publishers with links to their submission guidelines as a resource for new writers who are looking to submit their novellas, short stories and novels. For complete list, see my blog List of Digital Publishers.
The list is by no means complete, and if you know of a publisher that should be added, please send me their name and links. Thank you
Added by Sabine A.Reed on December 9, 2011 at 10:21am —
Rebecca Lynn, author of the soon-to-be published Descendents Saga, talks to She Writes intern Isabel Farhi about self-publishing, internet publishing, and her genre choices
You have written books of all different genres, from urban fantasy to high fantasy to… Continue
Added by Isabel Farhi on June 20, 2011 at 8:00am —
At this year's BEA conference, the talk was all e. Ebooks, epub, e-everything. And it got me to thinking. She Writes has an amazingly engaged, talented community, an authentic voice, and an audience. Maybe we should think about doing some publishing ourselves.
However when I began to look at all the available… Continue
Added by Kamy Wicoff on June 10, 2011 at 1:30pm —
In Which Sarah Glazer Indulges in the Guilty Pleasure of Paper Books
The bell jingles when you open the door just like the quaint shops in old movies, the books stand open on the shelves inviting you to look at the colorful endpapers, and there’s a scent from fresh flowers in a vase.
That’s the enticing atmosphere of a bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury… Continue
Added by State of the Art on April 29, 2011 at 4:30am —
First of all, why should you listen to me, an unknown author, tell you how to sell your book on Kindle? A little more than a year ago, I was a semi-retired professor of U.S. Women’s history who, besides a few academic articles, had never published a thing. What I did have was a manuscript of an historical mystery I had written 20 years earlier, based on my doctoral research on working women in the late nineteenth century. In the 20 years after writing the first draft, while I pursued my… Continue
Added by M. Louisa Locke on March 16, 2011 at 6:02pm —
Sarah Glazer loves her new iPad for travel but finds it has drawbacks for complex plots.
My new iPad, purchased for a 24-hour flight to New Zealand,… Continue
Added by State of the Art on February 18, 2011 at 2:35am —
Google launched its eBookstore!
Indie bookstores cheer.
SW Advisory Board Member Courtney Martin is on the program. Many other friends of SW are there. For those of us looking in from afar, check out How to Watch TEDWomen from… Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on December 7, 2010 at 6:00pm —
This never used to be a question. Kamy Wicoff
asks: How do you read?
You read by opening up a book, or picking up any piece of paper with letters printed on it, and go! Now this has all changed. With e-books exponentially increasing in popularity
in ways that have taken the industry… Continue
Added by The Salonniere on November 11, 2010 at 1:00pm —
A closer look at what (and how) She Writers are reading.
It's been great hearing from all of you who have contributed to our "What She's Reading Now" series (for those who wish to contribute, pitch us on one! Check out the submission guidelines here
). For those who just want to give us a quick glimpse: take a snapshot of the book (or books) on your bedside table, and give us a line or two… Continue
Added by What She's Reading on November 9, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Sarah Glazer wonders if literary agents have a future in the new digital world.
Lately I’ve been wondering if literary agents will soon be going the way of the dinosaur—or, dare I say it?—the paper book.
While crying on my shoulder is no equivalent for a scientific poll, it seems all the stories I’ve been hearing from fellow writers recently are about literary agents NOT delivering.
Added by State of the Art on October 15, 2010 at 7:32am —
Here's A Great Tip From My e-Book!
Blog? Do you have one?
So put it on Kindle with a monthly subscription fee and monetize it!
Here is the coveted link for how to launch Kindle Publishing For Blogs:… Continue
Added by C.D. Holmes-Miller on October 14, 2010 at 7:22pm —
Author Cathie Beck took the digital road when promoting her memoir--with some interesting results.
Striking a book deal with VOICE Books in November of 2009 and then watching my memoir, Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship
hit bookstores across the country on July 20, 2010 is a saga that looks a lot like many other book authors’… Continue
Added by How She Does It on August 12, 2010 at 6:30am —
Mia Eaton reports on the cultural and technological evolution of publishing, and actually remains optimistic.
Last week I attended BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, as well as the DIY Authors Conference and DigitalBook 2010, and what I picked up was a mix of anxiety, optimism, and eagerness to learn what's in store for the future of publishing.
Before the official start of BEA2010, the… Continue
Added by The Techie on June 1, 2010 at 7:30am —
Sarah Glazer explores the new iPhone app for short stories and sees a new audience for undiscovered writers.
Want to read a story by Hilary Mantel for $2.99? Want to sell your own story the same way songs are sold on the iPhone? Now there’s a way to do both with a new app on the iPhone that sells short stories and essays one at a time.
It’s hard to believe but until recently there hasn’t been a way to… Continue
Added by State of the Art on May 21, 2010 at 7:30am —
In which Mia Eaton pokes the giant blob known as ePublishing with a stick.
For writers, there’s much to learn about eBooks and ePublishing, probably more than you care to know. But learn you must.
My first impulse for today’s post was to offer a guide to publishing books in the ePub
format, but I realized I couldn’t begin there. I don’t want… Continue
Added by The Techie on May 11, 2010 at 6:00am —
Added by The Writer-Entrepreneur on April 30, 2010 at 8:30am —