Issue 46 - The E-Publishing Revolution - Karen McQuestion, Bella Andre and H.P. Mallory


AddThis Social Bookmark Button











WOW! Classes




2008 - 2011



Truly Useful Site Award

As Featured On Best Ezines



 

 

 

 

Go to wow-womenonwriting.comArticlesContestMarketsBlogClasses
Issue 46 - The E-Publishing Revolution - Karen McQuestion, Bella Andre and H.P. Mallory

 

EDITOR'S DESK

  1. WELCOME: THE E-PUBLISHING REVOLUTION

The e-publishing revolution is here. In this issue, we talk to successful e-book authors and e-publishers to get both sides of the story. We even talk to a screenwriter and a librarian to get their take on the future of digital publishing. We provide you with the resources and know-how to start your own self-publishing business, and introduce you to a self-publisher who is making a big difference in children’s lives. We show you how to format your manuscript for the Kindle and Nook, build a book cover, and give you some marketing ideas for selling your e-books. We also introduce you to some groundbreaking new e-platforms for long-form journalism… MORE >>

     

ONLINE WORKSHOPS & WRITING CLASSES

    WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING CLASSROOM

Whether you are looking to boost your income or work on your craft, we know that education is an important part of a writer’s career. That’s why WOW! handpicks qualified instructors and targeted classes that women writers will benefit from. All of the courses operate online and are taught one-on-one with the instructor. The flexibility of the platform allows students to complete assignments on their own time and work at their own pace in the comfort of their own home. Visit the classroom page and check out our current line up of workshops: fiction writing, writing for children, screenwriting, creativity, memoir, personal essay, grammar, food writing, freelance writing, novel writing, finding a literary agent, blogging, social networking for authors… MORE >>

     

FEATURES

  2. THE SMELL OF SUCCESS: TRANSITIONING THE PEN AND PAPER CROWD TO E-BOOKS

Many authors-in-waiting imagine the day when a box of their own printed books will arrive on their doorstep. They may even conjure the scent of new ink and paper—the smell of success! Katherine Higgs-Coulthard is one such writer. But last fall, at the Highlights Whole Novel Retreat, her definition of success shifted after listening to a talk by editor Stephen Roxburgh on e-books. She began to wonder if success could be as simple as clicking “download.” In this article, Katherine examines the transition from printed-paper to e-ink books, what it means to authors and publishers alike, and how it affects their relationship. She chats with authors Carolyn Coman, Nancy Naigle, Laurie Dalzell, and Renee Vincent to get their best advice, as well as publishers Stephen Roxburgh (namelos), Kim Jacobs (Turquoise Morning Press), and Julie Fletcher (Black Label Books)… MORE >>

     
  3. BETWEEN MAGAZINES & BOOKS: E-PUBLISHING PLATFORMS FOR LONG-FORM JOURNALISM

The Internet has changed the way people get their news, find information, and read books. Many times we will find out about breaking stories through our own online communities like Facebook and Twitter. This shallowness worries many who write nonfiction. They wonder if the desire for in-depth articles is going by the wayside and being replaced by content shared in 140 characters or less. The good news—options are available. For investigative journalists, magazine writers, and essayists looking to write long-form pieces over 5,000 words, online platforms like Kindle Single, Byliner Originals, and Atavist provide a place to publish and highlight this kind of work. Kerrie Flanagan interviews Byliner founder and CEO, John Tayman, and Atavist editor, Evan Ratliff, as well as Jodi Picoult… MORE >>

     
  4. SELF-PUBLISHING: THE DEBATE IS OVER

If you are a writer, you’ve already heard plenty of debate on the validity of self-publishing. Here’s the thing: the debate is over. Self-publishing is now a proven, credible, and viable path towards publication. Thousands of forward thinking authors and business professionals are now choosing to self-publish their books. They are establishing themselves and earning substantial incomes. They are taking their destiny into their own hands instead of waiting for permission. At no other time in our history would this have been possible. Is the debate over for you? Are you ready to move forward? Deana Riddle shows you how… MORE >>

     
  5. CHA-CHING! SELLING E-BOOKS: 5 AUTHORS SHARE THEIR SUCCESS AND MARKETING STRATEGIES

Everywhere you turn, everyone’s talking about e-books. Authors are realizing this is a new market of readers to reach, and many of these readers will gladly take a chance on a new author in their favorite genre at the price of $2.99 an e-book, instead of the traditional pricing of $25.00 (or more!) for a hardcover. Many of these authors are also self-publishing their e-books and seeing great profits. Take author Bella Andre, for example, who made over $116,000 in the first quarter of 2011 and sold over 56,000 e-books. Then there’s author Karen McQuestion who self-published five e-books, which were so successful that Amazon’s publishing house, AmazonEncore, scooped them up and released them in paperback. Now, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is offering her a contract for two of her novels. Margo L. Dill chats with both ladies, as well as authors Megg Jensen, Annette Fix, and H.P. Mallory who share their best ideas for marketing e-books… MORE >>


COLUMNS

  6. 20 QUESTIONS: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL PUBLISHING

When Michael S. Hart founded Project Gutenberg forty years ago, today’s popularity of e-books and the rapid expansion of digital publishing could never have been predicted. In May 2011, online bookstore and digital publisher Amazon announced it sold more e-books than print editions. With the surge in appeal, readers, writers, and publishers realize the impact of this growing technological advancement. How has digital publishing changed or increased competition for readers? Are reader apps shaping a new generation of readers? Where is the digital publishing world headed in the next five years? What specific advantages and concerns do genre writers face? How are libraries adapting to the demand? LuAnn Schindler interviews five experts: Christina Hamlett (screenwriter and playwright), Laura Schaefer (young adult and non-fiction author), Karen Bergreen (fiction author), Nancy Cleary (publisher, Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing), and Scott Childers (emerging technologies librarian and associate professor)… MORE >>

     
  7. GETTING THE SKINNY ON E-PUBLISHING: TOP E-PUBLISHERS TELL US WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As an author who has self-published as well as worked with a traditional publisher (who also offers e-books) and two different e-publishers, Chynna Laird says her experiences have been phenomenal. But what exactly is e-publishing? What’s the process? What do editors from these publishing houses expect? What are the differences between e-publishing and traditional publishing? Are the royalty payments different? Get the answers to these questions and more as Chynna interviews five publishers she’s had the pleasure of working with as an author: Victor R. Volkman (Loving, Healing Press), Cheryl Kaye Tardif (Imajin Press), Stephanie Taylor (Astraea Press), Barbara Rollins (Eagle Wings Press), and Nancy Shumacher (Melange Press)… MORE >>

     
  8. HOW TO FORMAT YOUR MANUSCRIPT FOR KINDLE AND NOOK (INCLUDING HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN BOOK COVER)

With readers embracing the e-book marketplace, you might consider how to get your work up and running for Amazon’s Kindle or Barnes and Noble’s Nook. This step-by-step DIY guide by Beth Daniels will teach you how to format your manuscript for both platforms, upload your manuscript to Kindle Direct Publishing (for Amazon’s Kindle) and PubIt! (for Barnes & Noble’s Nook), and show you how to build your own e-book cover using free software found online… MORE >>

     
  9. PRESERVING HISTORY: TERESA FUNKE

Teresa Funke has carved a niche for herself and her books, bridging the gap between World War II and the present. During this war, everyone, including the women and children, worked hard to support the military and to keep this country going. Teresa shows this same drive and dedication with her writing and with her passion of preserving the stories from this time in our history. Through her own publishing company, Victory House Press, she publishes her own historical fiction books for children called the Home-Front Hero series. But she has even taken that a step further with her Do Your Part School Kit Program, where individuals or businesses can sponsor a kit for a school and at the same time, honor someone they know who served in World War II. Kerrie Flanagan interviews Teresa about her inspiring mission and dedication… MORE >>

CLASSIFIEDS

   

Learn How to Grow Your Writing Income!

Writers: Ready to stop starving? We can help. The Freelance Writers Den is a supportive place where freelance writers learn how to grow their income—fast.

The Den supports your writing with live calls and webinars, e-courses and bootcamps, forums, private messages, and our popular Junk-Free Job Board.

Join the Freelance Writers Den


-----

Become a Six-Figure Copywriter

Turn the writing skills you already have into a highly-paid recession-proof profession . . . working part time! You're already a writer. Find out how you can earn $100 to $150 per hour from this little-known lucrative business.

Meet copywriter Pat McCord and learn about the Accelerated Six-Figure Copywriting Program.


-----

 

Issue 46 - The E-Publishing Revolution - Karen McQuestion, Bella Andre and H.P. Mallory
The Smell of Success - From Pen and Paper to E-Books
Between Magazines and Books - E-Publishing Platforms for Long-Form Journalism
Self-Publishing: The Debate is Over
Selling E-Books: 5 Authors Share Their Success and Marketing Strategies
20 Questions: The Future of Digital Publishing
Getting the Skinny on E-Publishing: Top E-Publishers Tell Us What You Need to Know
How To Format Your Manuscript for Kindle and Nook
Preserving History: Teresa Funke
Queen of the Beach Novel: A Visit With Elin Hilderbrand
Write From Your Own Backyard: How to Craft a Travel Article About Your Hometown
Writing Through Distractions: Mothering, Time, Social Media, Writer's Block
Blame it on the Book Cover: The Women's Fiction vs. Chick Lit Debate
Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder: The Rules of Mystery Writing
20 Questions: Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency
Get Crafty: 7 Tips for Success in the Craft Market
How To Start a Writers' Group in Your Area
Getting It Done When There's No Time To Do It
Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr: Writing Through Electronic Distractions
When Writing Becomes a Drag or How to Procrastinate
Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr: Writing Through Electronic Distractions
Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr: Writing Through Electronic Distractions
 
  About WOW! Women on Writing | Ad Rates | Contact Us | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2011 wow-womenonwriting.com All rights reserved.

Graphic Design/Illustration by Mackintosh Multimedia.
Web Design/Programming by Glenn Robnett.