Best selling author Jake Needham talks about the brave new world of independent publishing.Read article
I’ve just relaunched the first of our trivia books, It’s all Greek to them! 101 amazing facts about Greece and the Greeks by Theodore Koukouvitis, to bring it into line with our others in the Facts Lab series.
It’s now called The Facts Lab Book of Greece (imaginative, huh?) and has a shiny new cover modelled on the other books in the series, The Facts Lab Book of Brazil and The Facts Lab Book of Insects. (The old cover was driving me mental – just a lot of boring text that did absolutely nothing to catch the eye.)Read article
I first reviewed this book in October 2013, and was surprised by the amount of interest my review received. Several people commented to say that a new edition had been published since then which had removed a lot of the problems I’d outlined in my original review of the first edition.
I endeavour to provide useful reviews on this blog, so in the interests of setting the record straight I bought the new edition of the book on Amazon today. Let’s see how I got on.Read article
We’re putting three of our ErgoGuides business eBooks on a special free promotion for two days only. If you missed the free promos the first time around when we launched the books, now you have a second chance to get them free again.
The sale starts at 0800 GMT on Friday 27 December (nominally—depending on Amazon’s internal workings, the actual start may be anything up to two hours after that time) and ends 48 hours later, ie 0800 GMT on Sunday 29 December or up to two hours afterwards. Get them while they’re free!Read article
Those of you who follow football will be aware that the World Cup is being held in Brazil next June and July. Those who don’t may be vaguely aware that Brazil’s big, it’s got the Amazon rainforest, it produces a lot of coffee, and there’s a lot of music and dancing in Rio de Janeiro about six weeks before Easter each year.
Now, I pride myself on having a good general knowledge (or being a nasty little fact finder, as Kay calls it). And I was a bit ashamed to realise that I didn’t know much about Brazil. It’s the world’s fifth biggest country in terms of size and population, for flip’s sake. So I thought it was time to do something about it.Read article
This book consists of a foreword by Richard Koch, author of The 80/20 Principle and The 80/20 Manager, 25 chapters, and an epilogue. Having recently written the post about delighting your customers and whether it’s a good strategy or not, I was keen to read more about the 80/20 rule. This book seemed like a good place to start and it had mostly received favourable reviews on Amazon. (Not that you can trust reviews on Amazon these days.)Read article
I’ve published another new eBook on Kindle! This one is about food safety and hygiene. You just need to follow some simple steps to prevent you and your family from getting food poisoning. It’s all explained in my new easy to understand book.Read article
When I first became interested in publishing on Kindle, I wrote a series of blog posts to document my progress. One of the biggest problems I found at that time was trying to ascertain the demand for Kindle books. It was very difficult.
Ryan Deiss’s Kindle Challenge offered a calculator but there was general agreement that it was so wildly inaccurate, it wasn’t any use. Lis Sowerbutts suggested Make A Killing On Kindle by Michael Alvear, which was the best in the market at the time. Fast forward from all that, a year ago, and now there’s KD Suite…Read article