Formatting your manuscript ready for eBook conversion (standard formats).

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Preparing your manuscript for conversion to standard eBook file formats. Standard eBook file formats are the best option for books that contain mostly text content. These files can be distributed to the widest possible range of retailers, libraries and subscription services, and they are readable … [Read more...]

“Why do you offer 100% royalties?”

Fair question. I have been surprised by the number of people who have asked since we changed our Distribution packages, and introduced commission free eBook distribution for authors. Some have a slightly suspicious tone, and some are downright concerned for us (including the lovely Rachel Abbott … [Read more...]

“What kind of editorial service do I need?”

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Susanne Hillen is a valued associate of ours, and has worked with several eBook Partnership clients. We asked Susanne to explain some of the editorial services available to authors and publishers. ‘What kind of editorial service do I need?’ Before you publish your book online, you may wish to … [Read more...]

Apple looking for Breakout Books

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I am often asked how a newly published eBook from an independent author, can get some marketing help from the retailers. This is not an easy question to answer; the retailers all operate in different ways, and it can seem as though traditionally published books are the only titles to be recognised … [Read more...]

Author Lee Chambers talks Twilight and KDP Select results

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The Pineville Heist started out as an award-winning screenplay by Lee Chambers and Todd Gordon and is also a novel adaptation converted by The book is now a #1 thriller on Amazon. The Pineville Heist is a fun story about a high school student that witnesses a murder, ends up … [Read more...]

From Master Chef to Mystery and Suspense – David Evans, Self Published Author

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David Evans is accustomed to hard work, and long hours. Perfect preparation for the life of a self published author! David has written two novels so far, Bitter Taste and Sour Grapes. Tell us about life before your writing career. I apprenticed in Switzerland and held the Executive Chef position … [Read more...]

Selling your eBook on Waterstones

Waterstones eBooks

This post explains what you need if you want to self-publish your eBook to Waterstones. If you would prefer to let us take care of listing your title(s) on please visit our Waterstones eBook Distribution page. We have been working with Waterstones for some time now, and it is … [Read more...]

Amazon KDP Select, will you enrol?


KDP Select is becoming a hot topic for self published authors. The decision to commit your eBook to Amazon on an exclusive basis, can have an effect on both sales, and sales ranking elsewhere, and therefore needs careful consideration. So, here are some basic facts, and links to more information, … [Read more...]

Dougie Brimson on how eBooks re-ignited his passion for writing – Friday’s Q&A

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The growth of the eBook market is encouraging many writers to dust off earlier titles and launch them into the online marketplace. We work with several authors who now own the rights to previously published books, and wish to relaunch the books as eBooks. They retain control of the distribution, and … [Read more...]

Meet Kerry Wilkinson – Friday’s Q&A

Kerry Wilkinson - number one bestselling author

eBook publishing continues to evolve rapidly, and since we began eBook Partnership in 2009, we have seen some fantastic stories of self-publishing success. One thing is clear - there is no fixed formula that you can follow to ensure instant sales, but there are many ideas, tips and case studies … [Read more...]