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eBook Preorders Help Indie Authors Hit Bestseller Lists

Mark Coker | Posted 10.20.2013 | Books
Mark Coker

Self-published ebook authors now have a powerful new merchandising tool to make their books more discoverable and desirable to readers: Preorders at Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

New Smashwords Research Helps Authors and Publishers Sell More Ebooks

Mark Coker | Posted 07.16.2013 | Books
Mark Coker

Don't let data-driven decision-making cause you to make stupid decisions. If the data shows (and it does) that shorter book titles might give you a slight sales advantage, don't change your title to two words if the absolute best and necessary title is seven words.

Does Agency Pricing Lead to Higher eBook Prices?

Mark Coker | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Mark Coker

Over the last two years, my appreciation for the agency model has grown as I've come to fully understand its benefits for our authors, publishers, retailers and customers. Here's why I support agency.

Amazon Aims to Empty Competitor Shelves of Indie Ebooks

Mark Coker | Posted 02.08.2012 | Books
Mark Coker

Amazon yesterday launched a broadside against competing ebook retailers when it introduced a new program that requires authors to remove their books from competing retailers.