Archive for December, 2012

KDP Select Indie Marketing Strategy – Is It Worth Anything? (with image) · robertworstell · Storify

December 24, 2012

Now this list adds to others I’ve created. However, the target is narrowing now, even though it seems I just added a ton more reading to do for everyone concerned. The key thing is to get this right. A cursory overview shows it working if someone is seriously working it as a only part marketing campaign. Those who half-assedly work at it get half-assed results (true in all marketing, promotion, and keeping a day job.)


Why Self-Publishing on Kobo’s Writing Life Makes Sense (with image, tweets) · robertworstell · Storify

December 22, 2012

Why Self-Publishing on Kobo’s Writing Life Makes Sense Just discovered this site recently and was very impressed. If you already have a epub file, it’s simpler than anything else to get it uploaded and on offer internationally. They are already known for global sales, this lets you in on their publishing scene as a self-publsher.

How and Why to Blog First, Then Self-Publish Your Book (with image, tweets) · robertworstell · Storify

December 22, 2012

How and Why to Blog First, Then Self-Publish Your Book Quite simple, really: you are already (or should be) blogging as a natural extension of your writing (at least posting to Wattpad…) So why not simply take your posts and publish them as a book? Some controversy here…

Promoting your free Kindle Indie Book – for maximum sales… (with images) · robertworstell · Storify

December 22, 2012

Promoting your free Kindle Indie Book – for maximum sales… Sure Amazon is trying to get everyone over the barrel. And people grouse about KDP Select controlling your ebook for 90 days – but there are ways to use their system to jumpstart your book income. As with all good things, there’s some homework to do first…

Go Thunk Yourself, S’more! – Robert C. Worstell – Google Books

December 18, 2012

Go Thunk Yourself S’more – personal development – underlying natural self-help system that anyone can apply and use to improve themselves and the world around them.

How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds (Common Sense Philosopny): Robert C. Worstsell, Earl Nightingale: Kindle Store

December 18, 2012

Here’s the secret in 3 steps: 1. Suspend disbelief as you read the following: 2. “We Become What We Think About.” – Earl Nightingale 3. Then, decide that it’s true. Now, the rest of your life, you’ll be testing this for yourself. You may be asking questions like these: – Can you actually change what you think about? – Do positive thoughts create a positive personal environment? – By being critical of anything or anyone around you actually improve conditions? – Is your health affected by negative thinking?

How Money Changes Hands in Self-Publishing (with image, tweets) · robertworstell · Storify

December 13, 2012

How Money Changes Hands in Self-Publishing Ok, so we are on the cusp of some severe paradigm shifts (means hold on, things are changing real quick these days…) What’s the vital points to hold onto now?

Missoula bookseller teams up with e-reader company

December 9, 2012

With shelves stocked full of books behind her, Fact and Fiction manager Barbara Theroux began last week dressing her bookstore’s front window with holiday cheer. Among the decorations featured prominently at the front of the stores was a large poster encouraging passers-by to “shop indie.” Back amongst the bookshelves, Theroux prepped a new display that included a new line of e-reading devices and alerted readers to the fact that millions of titles are being offered by Fact and Fiction online. The bookstore is now offering “ebooks, ereaders and eaccesssories” at through Kobo, a Canadian e-reading company that has partnered with the American Association of Booksellers to help offer its service to independent booksellers.

From books to bytes: Two area bookstores decide to go digital – Leavenworth, KS – The Leavenworth Times – Leavenworth, KS

December 9, 2012

While you’ll still be able to purchase paper copies of books at downtown bookstores, a few retailers also will be setting up “shelves” in cyberspace. Two local bookstores — Pages Books & Coffee and Faith & Life Bookstore in Newton — have announced plans to expand their offerings to include e-books and e-reading devices.Pages Books & CoffeePages Books & Coffee, 605 N. Main, has a partnership with the American Booksellers Association and will be offering e-books through Kobo. Pages also is a vendor of Kobo e-reading devices.

Cook by the e-book | Eat | Life | Toronto Sun

December 9, 2012

The Kobo Arc may be just the perfect holiday gift for the food lover in your life — or perhaps for yourself. This 7-inch Android tablet is light, durable with HD display that brings your favourite photos and videos to life — not to mention your favourite cookbooks or foodies, too. It has up to 10 hours of continuous reading/video, an ultra-durable glass resistant to damage, scratches, bumps and drops — perfect for the kitchen.