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Publishing News in Blogs – Part 1

18 Oct

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A Self-Publisher’s Guide to Kobo

Writer Molly Greene explains Kobo to her (non-Canadian or UK) writing audience and how they set up and sign in with Kobo and how to upload and sell your e-book with them:

“If you’re wondering, “What’s a Kobo?” Here’s the back story: Kobo  entered the scene in 2010, marketing it’s e-Reader as a less expensive alternative to Kindle and Nook, which are currently the best selling e-Reader devices.  That will change if Hiroshi Mikitani gets his way.  Mikitani is CEO of Japan’s largest e-commerce company, Rakuten, which purchased Canadian-owned Kobo in 2011. Since the acquisition, he’s publicly vowed to destroy Amazon – and the competition might just prove to be good news for self-published authors.”  Read her blog post.
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Just went to Kobo’s website  and found this offer: Right now Kobo has a special offer for authors:
“All authors signed up for Kobo Writing Life will automatically get an additional 10% in royalties (80% rather than 70%) for any IPP Term sales between September 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012 EST).”

Find more about Kobo in earlier blogs at Savvybookwriters:
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https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/kobo-now-in-thousands-of-british-book-stores/
https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/kobo-launch-in-japan-and-also-in-italy-this-fall/
https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/kobo-takes-on-amazon-with-kobo-writing-life/
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Digital Book World writes:
1’200 publishers surveyed: Children’s e-books surge – while trade paperback books s sagged

“Revenues from children’s and young adult e-books were up to $146.4 million in the first half of 2012, an increase of 252% over the same period last year. Adult trade e-books up 34.4%, trade paperback sales are down about 20%, e-book sales increased by 52%.  From 2007 through 2011, e-book sales doubled or more every year. Digital publishing revenues grew by 27%.
Read the complete Digital Book World article.

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More in # 2 Publishing News:  Sexist Book Reviews, Barnes & Noble pulls the plug for Amazon …
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