With over 7 billion smartphones and tablets in the world, e-books are a simple way to break into the publishing world. They are easier and cheaper to produce than print, can be distributed worldwide instantly, and provide a better reading experience than print books in many ways. However, authors still need to know how to work well work within the e-book framework to create, distribute, and market their e-books, because e-books are such a different animal than their print counterparts.
Authors need to make decisions and choices about:
1. the different options for how to turn a Word manuscript into an e-book;
2. which e-book platforms to use in addition to Amazon;
3. how to work with Amazon, and which distribution options are best for the author; and
4. the best ways to market an e-book: what works and what doesn't.
We'll go deep into these topics and many more with Zack Price, author (Playing with Glass - My First 100 Days with Google Glass) and online entrepreneur (Blogs Into Books); Jessica Williams, author of In Julia's Words; and Rob Price, founder and author manager at Gatekeeper Press, a publishing services provider and distribution aggregator that partners with authors and publishers to produce and distribute high-quality books in digital and print formats. Gatekeeper’s authors earn 100% of their royalties, retain 100% of their rights, and enjoy worldwide distribution.
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