Now, for the first time ever, John Locke reveals the marketing system he created to sell more than 1,100,000 eBooks in five months! His Credentials: John is the eighth author in the world—and the first self-published author in history—to have sold 1 million eBooks on Kindle! He is the first self-published author to hit #1 on the Amazon/Kindle Best Seller’s List, and the first to hit both #1 and #2 at the same time! He is a New York Times best-selling author! He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly! He has had 4 of the top 10 books on Amazon/Kindle at the same time, including #1 and #2! He has had 7 books in the top 34 and 8 books in the Top 50 at the same time! These numbers are not positions within a category. They are positions that include all Kindle sales including fiction, non-fiction, magazine subscriptions, and game apps! By the middle of March, 2011, it had been calculated that “every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day, a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world.” …All this was achieved PART TIME, without an agent, publicist, and at virtually no marketing expense!
With the advent of downloadable retail eBooks marketed to individual consumers, for the first time in their history libraries encountered an otherwise commercially available text format they were prevented from adding to their collections. Trade eBooks in Libraries examines the legal frameworks which gave rise to this phenomenon and advocacy efforts undertaken in different jurisdictions to remove barriers to library access. The principal authors provide a general historical overview and an analysis of library/eBook principles developed by a variety of library associations and government reviews. In addition, experts from twelve countries present summaries of eBook developments in their respective countries and regions.
EPUB se ha consolidado como el principal estándar para mostrar texto digital en los libros electrónicos. La especificación EPUB es un poderoso método desarrollado para la creación de libros que se pueden leer en el iPad de Apple, el Kindle de Amazon, y en la inmensa mayoría de lectores y tabletas existentes. Pero todavía no es perfecto. Tiene algunas limitaciones que pueden llegar a frustrar, el aspecto de la documentación puede ser pobre y las herramientas para la creación de contenidos aún están incompletas.
Whether creating ebooks from TXT files or word processor documents or converting existing print publications to EPUB, the basics are all the same. You must learn to think in terms of EPUB, to reevaluate how your content is organized, and to know how to structure it using InDesign’s built-in tools in order to produce well organized, readable ebooks. The yellow brick road to becoming a wizard of ebook production starts with this chapter and proceeds through the next several chapters, creating progressively more interesting, more marketable ebooks and other EPUB-based publications. In this chapter, you will learn about the following: Creating an eBook from Scratch Testing Your EPUB Styling Your eBook Converting a Print Publication to an eBook Setting the Reading Order of Text, Images, and More
eBooks offer students as well as teachers, school and public librarians, and parents tremendous possibilities. This book explains how to expand and enhance the reading experience through the use of technology. • Explains how any teacher or librarian can get started on the integration process of using eBooks as reading tools • Covers all the key critical information regarding eBook use: the different formats of eBooks and readers as well as how to collect and hold eBook files • Provides information on where teachers can get thousands of free digital books for their students to use, including text, audio, and video books
Managing ebook Metadata in Academic Libraries: Taming the Tiger tackles the topic of ebooks in academic libraries, a trend that has been welcomed by students, faculty, researchers, and library staff. However, at the same time, the reality of acquiring ebooks, making them discoverable, and managing them presents library staff with many new challenges. Traditional methods of cataloging and managing library resources are no longer relevant where the purchasing of ebooks in packages and demand driven acquisitions are the predominant models for acquiring new content. Most academic libraries have a complex metadata environment wherein multiple systems draw upon the same metadata for different purp...
Absurd, brilliant and profound, the Abbey Theatre’s production of Dermot Bolger’s adaptation of Joyce’s masterpiece is Ulysses as you never imagined it before: a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. With his wife Molly waiting in bed for the nefarious Blazes Boylan, Leopold Bloom traverses Dublin, conversing in pubs, graveyards and brothels, enduring ridicule and prejudice as he steadfastly clings to his principles and subtly slays his dragons while drawing ever closer to his fateful encounter with the young Stephen Dedalus. As directed by Graham McLaren, Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets and clowning; a production that, in the words of The Arts Review, “throws its arms wide open and bids everyone welcome”. Ulysses is bawdy, hilarious and affecting in celebrating Joyce’s genius for depicting everyday life in all its profundity, with The Sunday Herald remarking that “Dermot Bolger’s beautifully crafted adaptation (carefully and coherently selected from the fiction) has a palpable love for the sensuousness and abundance of Joyce’s language.”