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Eating Our Own Dog Food
August 20, 2013 | 12:45 pm

self-publishingBy Laura Dawson In computer software engineering, "dogfooding" means using your own product. At Bowker, we've been doing that ourselves — I'm the product manager for, and I'm using our services to publish a short story cycle called "The Place Where I Come From." The reason for this is because we really want to understand what indie publishers and self-published authors are going through, and make sure that the tools we offer are actually helpful. I'm taking an incremental approach to publishing — I've launched the book digitally on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If demand grows over time, I'll add a print-on-demand option. ISBNs and Metadata I've...

Meet the winners of our Guy Kawasaki giveaway!
March 8, 2013 | 5:07 pm

contest winnersLast week, TeleRead teamed up with author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki and his cracker-jack PR team to bring you a giveaway contest featuring lots of DIY advice for the digital self-publishing. Seven days later, the time has come to announce our three lucky winners. Please put your hands together, everyone, for grand prize winner Brian Rathbone. Congrats, Brian—you've won an early-morning Internet date with Guy Kawasaki himself, who'll be passing along 45 minutes of expert self-publishing advice by way of a Google+ Hangout. (We'll be getting in touch soon with all the details.) And let's give a hearty congratulations as well to our two first prize...

Only two more days to enter our Guy Kawasaki APE giveaway!
March 6, 2013 | 9:09 pm

APE giveawayIf you haven't already entered our Guy Kawasaki giveaway, now's the time: We'll be announcing the winners in just two days, but that's more than enough time to join the party. We're giving away two free copies of Kawasaki's new book, which is already being thought of as the final word on digital self-publishing. I've got a copy myself, and believe me: This thing is a beast. It clocks in at just under 400 pages, and covers everything from e-book distribution and self-financing tips to detailed info on file conversion, print-on-demand services, social media marketing, and the very wide world of Amazon....

Win a Google+ Hangout with Guy Kawasaki, or a free copy of his new book, “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur”
March 1, 2013 | 3:00 pm

Guy Kawasaki Note: This giveaway has ended. Click here to read about the winners. It's a TeleRead Giveaway! The name of author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki has held a lot of weight for a long time in the go-go-go entrepreneurial start-up scene—especially among the tech community in Silicon Valley, where Kawasaki lives, works, and cranks out book after book about social media, marketing, the entrepreneurial mindset, and succeeding wildly at business ventures large or small. But with the recent publication of his latest tome, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book, Kawasaki has ventured into the realm of digital self-publishing. He describes the...

Morning Links — Is the piracy debate coming to an end?
January 26, 2013 | 10:25 am

The piracy debate may well be irrelevant in the future of publishing (Tools of Change) Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors' (The Guardian) Macmillan to launch two-year ebook library lending pilot (Paid Content) This Clever Resume That Looks Like an Amazon Page Is So Good I Would Buy It (Gizmodo) Kindle Daily Deals: APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki (+ 3 others)...

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