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27
Jun

Bulk Import 2.0 has arrived

Bulk import is an easy and quick way to publish many books at once. However, when you are uploading many books at once, importing the data can be still very time-consuming.

With the new 2.0 version of the product, PublishDrive has optimized bulk import performance speeding up the process and making it more intelligent. Publishers don’t need to sit and wait for the files to be validated any more: the validation starts automatically in the background right after uploading the files.

What has changed:

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27
Jun

Advanced Pricing at PublishDrive

The new Advanced Pricing feature is available now on the platform providing publishers with the option of easily setting the price for every currency in which they are selling books. The system lets you to manually set all prices to your chosen value.

Pretty Price option

The option of individual multi-currency pricing on the platform allows publishers to create ’pretty prices’ for all the currencies they use. Rounding the price to a prettier value is important in winning readers’ trust as they’re accustomed to simple, rounded numbers.
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22
Jun

A Guide on Book Title Punctuation

For the trained eyes, there is nothing more annoying than looking at a book which is just one letter away from perfect. It is possible that you have made a capital mistake when not checking the rules of capitalization before publishing. It can be a tricky business, but nothing you cannot master by following a set of simple rules. In this article, we are writing about right capitalization and punctuation of titles (of your own books) on the cover and on the title page, with special regard to consistency.

Capitalization of your book title

This is probably common knowledge, but main titles in English are capitalized. (If you are not writing in English, follow the typesetting rules of your own language: anglicisms are generally frown upon.) Unfortunately for us, the rules of capitalization, commonly known as Title Case couldn’t be more complicated.

CapitalizeDon’t capitalize
 

The first and the last word of the sentence

The word after a colon

All meaningful words (verbs, nouns etc)

Subordinating conjunctions (as, because etc.)

 

Articles (a, an, the)

Coordinating conjunctions (but, and, or, if, nor etc.)

Prepositions under 5 letters (at, to, from, etc.)

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16
Jun

How To Price An Ebook – If You Want People to Buy It

how to price an ebook

Setting the ideal price of your ebook is the final step of self-publishing.

By the time you get to the point where you set a price for your work, you might think that you’re done with the hard part. But finding the right price might not be that easy after all.

Pricing is one of the keys to success. There is no best practice on how to price an ebook to sell well. Different factors are affecting the price such as genre, length, quality of the book, the status of the author, etc.

You need to put all these aspects into consideration when choosing the right price.

Get inside your reader’s mind

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09
Jun

How To Promote an eBook – A Step-by-Step Guide

I spent most of my time at the London Book Fair 2017 sitting in the front row of the surprisingly pink ALLi stand, listening to independent authors talking about their success and author-aid services sharing the tips and tricks of the business. And of the many things I learnt while sitting there, this one struck me as lightning: several aspiring writers think that the job is done after having written the last sentence.

How wrong they are.

You are not a writer until somebody starts reading your work, and nobody is going to read your work if you don’t market it. But hey, it doesn’t mean that you should quit writing if you are not naturally good at selling yourself and making valuable connections!

Quite the opposite.

There are plenty of DIY tools and guides available to help you with marketing and turn you – a writer – into a successful writer. I’m not saying that it is going to be easy or cheap. It will require either your money or your time (or both). But as every good investment, it will show a return: while not every book published will be as successful as the Fifty Shades of Grey, examples of writers taking home as much as $300.000 in royalties exist and possible to follow.
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02
Jun

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: The Final Countdown

Before going into the details of the most debated area of publishing, let me reassure you: it doesn’t have to be either this or that.

Whatever decision you make, it definitely won’t last a lifetime (unless you get some horrible publishing deal, signing away the rights for the next decade). Many of today’s successful authors went both ways: they have published both at traditional publishers and as self-publishers – sometimes the very same books!

If you came here because you would like us to condemn one of these two ways, you are at the wrong place: we honestly believe that self-pubs and big publishers can peacefully share the market. It only depends on your book, your circumstances, and your preferences.

In this article, we are exploring the reasons why somebody might decide with self-publishing or against it, debunk some myths surrounding self-publishing and traditional publishing, and list the pros and cons of both ways.

“If you have to pay somebody to get published, you are not a writer.” Is this true?

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