A Primer on ISBN Codes, Bar Codes, and UPC Codes

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(This article has been updated. Original publication date was March 17, 2008, under the title “The Difference Between an ISBN, Bar Code, and UPC Code”. Updated October 14, 2015.) An ISBN number stands for International Standard Book Number, and when you are assigned one for your book product, each number is totally unique. A modern […]

Social Media For eBook Authors, The 5-Second Version

Social media for eBook Authors? BIG topic! Here’s one small way to think about it. We all know that social media for eBook Authors is super important, and is great for general “buzz” about your eBook. But the best part about social media is that it’s easily measurable, and sales types love things that are […]

Kindle’s New Payment System

While some authors are a little freaked out about Amazon’s announcement about Kindle’s new payment system for books in the Kindle Select (KDP Select) program, which now pays Authors based on the number of pages read rather than for each time the book is downloaded, most of us are just confused about what it will […]

Top Kindle Indie Authors Worth Following

As a followup to my blog post for VivMag.com, about why women over 30 write better eBooks, here’s a list of the top female indie Authors worth following on Twitter, and definitely worth reading. I was fascinated with how each of these women market themselves. Some have many books, others have very few. Some are […]

10 Things to Know Before You Write an eBook

My number one question of all time is, “How do I start writing an eBook?” Here are my top 10 recommendations. 1. Don’t buy any software or services. Part of the reason I do what I do is to demonstrate to Authors that they really, really can do this all by themselves. As you’ll see […]