Ebook piracy. Have your books or ebooks been pirated? I released a new book recently, God Has Gone Fishing, and due to the problems with piracy on Google Books, I made sure not to list my new title there. However, it made no difference at all, as the book and ebook pirates got to work very quickly without Google’s help.
How do you know if your book is going to sell? You don’t. One fail-safe rule of publishing books is that no one knows if a book will succeed or fail. Publishing has always been a gamble, and major publishers have never found a way of knowing if they are onto a winner or not. The only firm fact is that most
Getting a publisher is every author’s dream. But beware of book contract nightmares. Never sign a book contract with a publisher without doing your homework first. There are so many small publishers nowadays, and while some are good, there are many that are not so good. Even among some well-known small publishers, problems have arisen with overdue payment or no payment of
You never buy an ebook; you only rent it from the landlord When you buy an ebook, you have not purchased it. You have only paid for the right to read it on your device. Because of DRM (Digital Rights Management), retailers such as Amazon, Apple and B&N (Barnes & Noble) allow you to read the ebook you purchased on the