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Unlocking the Secrets of E-Book Publishing

Get your books into effective sales channels (with or without Amazon)

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Praise for Unlocking the Secrets:

“A must-have resource for self-published authors! Packed with imperative information for navigating the channels.”
— Robin Cutler, IngramSpark / Ingram Content Group

“Excellent! Better than anything I have seen in explaining publishing terms and options.”
—William Kowalski, bestselling author, PEN Canada board member

“…informative and accessible. Doris Booth knows what she’s talking about. Listen to her!”
—Patrick LoBrutto, editorial consultant, acquiring editor for Tor/Forge, Trident Media Group scout

“Authors and publishers would be wise to purchase this readable, well-organized, and invaluable guide to the intricacies of today’s e-book publishing.”
— Lloyd J. Jassin, Publishing Attorney, Co-Author, The Copyright Permission & Libel Handbook


Getting your e-books into the most effective sales channels can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to self-publishing. An author can have many questions, such as:

  • What are the various distribution methods?
  • How can you compare e-book retailers?
  • What are the hidden pitfalls that can hinder the process?
  • How can you clarify potential earnings?
  • Do you really need Amazon just because they are big?
  • Why do you need to understand Amazon’s underlying motives before signing an exclusive deal?

These and many more questions are answered in Unlocking the Secrets of E-Book Publishing, Get your books into sales channels (with or without Amazon). The short, easy-to-read little book is divided into two sections. Part One gives an overview of key e-book sales outlets, pricing policies, and restrictions, plus numerous tips, glossary and links to many resources. Retailers covered include Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Ingram Spark, Amazon, and Kobo Books, as well as third-party aggregators and more. A handy chart shows side-by-side royalty comparisons among major retail outlets. Part Two sheds light on Amazon’s history, motivations and earning potential to help the self-published author assess the retail giant’s effectiveness in an overall distribution plan.

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About the Author:

Doris Booth founded Authorlink in 1996 after having headed her successful advertising and marketing agency serving Fortune 1000 companies such as the high-tech organization, SAP America. Earlier in her career, she served as an award-winning newspaper editor and journalist and on the staff of the then chairperson of the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee. Her company was among the first to embrace print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as customer number 11 at Lightning Source. The author has edited, published and marketed many titles and has overseen the conversion of more than 200 e-books. She represents and publishes a select, closed group of successful authors and has lectured for U.S. and Canadian writing organizations, including the Whidbey Island MFA Writing Program and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).