Category Archives: Publishing

The Pros and Cons of DRM – Digital Rights Management

David Lindsay: Having just read this useful article, I’ve decided not to turn on DRM for my Kindle ebook The Tay Son Rebellion. Smashwords also sells my ebook, and they refuse to turn it on. This essay explains why. by Shelley … Continue reading

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CreateSpace Community: Creating a PDF for Print

. Creating a PDF for PrintBy Laurel, CreateSpace PrePress If you’re planning to submit your own fully-formatted files to CreateSpace for publication, you’ll first need to format your book document according to CreateSpace specifications using our online submission guidelines. Before … Continue reading

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Ebook Piracy Is Easy And Impossible To Stop On Google

Ebook piracy. Have your books or ebooks been pirated? “When I released my last book , God Has Gone Fishing, I made sure not to list my new title on Google Books, due to the problems of well-known book piracy … Continue reading

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7 Best WordPress Backup Plugins Compared (Pros and Cons)

Creating regular WordPress backups is the best thing you can do for your website. Backups give you peace of mind and can save you in catastrophic situations when your site gets hacked or you accidentally lock yourself out. There are … Continue reading

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From Amazon- a Change That Hurts Authors – by Douglas Preston – NYT

LAST March, Amazon quietly changed the way it sells books. An obscure and seemingly harmless modification to its website has opened the door for some third-party sellers to deceive Amazon’s customers by selling books as “new” that may not come … Continue reading

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Authors: How to Get Your LCCN (Library of Congress Number) | Author U

“The wise author applies for the LCCN before the book is printed.(Library of Congress Catalog Control Number) lccn One question that most authors don’t know to ask is, “How do I get the LCCN?” What’s a LCCN? Good question—it’s the … Continue reading

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Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA) by BestWebSoft — WordPress Plugins

“Google Captcha (reCaptcha) plugin is an effective security solution that protects your WordPress website forms from spam entries while letting real people pass through with ease. It can be used for login, registration, password recovery, comments, popular contact forms, and … Continue reading

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What Is a Hybrid Publisher? | Jane Friedman

“Over the last year, I’ve received more questions than ever—usually from journalists—asking me to explain “hybrid publishing. ”This is a confusing term to discuss, because you will hear different definitions or descriptions of hybrid publishing depending on who you ask … Continue reading

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