Happy Facebook IPO Day! Since I figure that most people's attention will be turned towards that today (and I thought I had written a post for today, but discovered at 10pm that I didn't), I thought I'd share a short post bringing up two topics that I've written about on the blog for my SEAM Publishing.
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Specifically, I wanted to share two points that may be hurting your ebook sales without you realizing it. Both of these points have to do with the growing market for ebook readers such as the Kindle and Nook.
Only selling pdf versions of your ebook
Chances are, when you decided to write an ebook, you just saved it as a pdf and tossed it on your website. The problem is this: ebook readers generally do a pretty crummy job of displaying pdf files. A lot of people either don't know that e-readers even can display pdf's and the people who do usually shy away from them because of quality issues.
Read more about this at: If You are Only Selling PDF's You are Missing Out
Machine Converters for ebook formats
So you''ve decided to offer ebook formats. Maybe you've decided to put your ebook on the Kindle store. Problem is this: you probably used a machine converter. Machine converters are pieces of software that convert from on format to another. Did you ever check the output? The quality varies from only a few minor problems to being completely unreadable.
Read more about this issue at: Why You Shouldn't Trust Machine ConvertersHave you written an ebook? Did you do everything possible to maximize your sales?