Ebook’s growing marketshare in trade fiction has lead to smaller print runs for print books. Smaller print runs equals increased unit costs. When you add in the cost of warehousing, distribution and the working capital tied up in inventory POD has becomes the optimal choice for more midlist titles. [Read more…]
You can fight piracy with social watermarking that encodes an ebook file with the customer’s name and purchase information.
- A customer is less likely to share an ebook that is encoded with their name.
- If the file is found online, the source of the file can be traced to the purchaser and the retailer/ebook distributor. [Read more…]
The ebook piracy monitoring services favored by book publishers are Attributor and Muso. These services monitor websites for pirated copies of ebooks. If any are found, they issue takedown notices to remove these hyperlinks. [Read more…]
Are you starting a small press or are you a small press with revenue under $500,000 USD? If so, here are five software tools that will help you succeed in publishing. [Read more…]
Royalty software calculates royalties and generate statements. It can speed up processing, generate accurate statements free of over or under payments and update your accounting software with royalties payable. It provides authors with statements that they can trust.
Your software selection will be guided by 1) your budget, 2) current and future royalty rules, and 3) desired benefits and 4) publisher references. [Read more…]
Checking references increases the chance that the software selected will meet your requirements. Reference checks will provide you with insight on how to best use the software. These checks can be done via telephone and on-site visits. [Read more…]