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31
Oct

Self-Publishing Dictionary: A Beginner’s Guide

Authors tend to sum up their experiences regarding self-publishing somewhat like this: “I had no idea what I was getting into.” While completing a book is one of the best feelings a writer can experience, self-publishing can be quite scary. Even from the very beginning, you are showered with acronyms and abbreviations you have no idea about. If you’re one of those who simply don’t get the “lingo”, this article is for you! Our self-publishing dictionary is here to help with definitions of most common expressions in publishing and self-publishing.

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18
Oct

How to Write a Book Description that Sells

Any quick online search will give you slews of experts sharing how to write a book description that sells. However, most people fail to address the primary element to creating ad copy that attracts your reader to even buy your book. Just because you wrote enticing ad copy doesn’t mean people will see it. That’s why you’re going to need to have a basic understanding of search engine optimization and how it can make or break the long-term success of your books.

But, before we jump into how to optimize your publication for better discoverability, you need to have a basic understanding of the key elements to an enticing book description. Similar to having an unsearchable book description with the perfect ad copy, a poorly crafted yet discoverable book description won’t do you any favors.

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12
Oct

The story behind subscription pricing of PublishDrive

Bradley Matrock from Score Publishing and Digital Book World asks Kinga Jentetics, CEO of PublishDrive about PublishDrive’s new pricing model.

PublishDrive announced three new features at this year’s Digital Book World: a new ebook conversion tool, a categorization tool with AI, and a new pricing option that allows authors to keep all of their royalties.

Kinga Jentetics shares how the new pricing option works and the inspiration behind it.
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09
Oct

Our new brand is here!

We’re super excited to be releasing several new features (like AI based category suggestion and automatic ebook conversion from docx) and a whole new redesign of our brand this week. As the team’s UX designer, I’d like to share more about our new appearance.

Why did we need a new brand?

PublishDrive started as a digital tool for global publishers. In 2017 we took part in Google’s Accelerator Program and sharpened our business model which extended our focus to authors. We realized the need to refresh our platform and our brand to get our message out there to authors around the world!

It was a huge journey we undertook, but along with working with an awesome design team, MSKTRS, we finally come to the moment we can introduce our new brand.

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01
Oct

Automatic ebook conversion from docx

PublishDrive accepts docx as the source file. Good news for those authors who are not too familiar with the technical details of formatting and converting processes. 

From now, PublishDrive accepts .DOCX files as main content.

The same process as EPUB

All you need to do is upload your file the same way you always have: provide the metadata and cover in jpg, epub, or now, docx.

When you’re done, just click “Publish” on the top of the page.

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