Should Amazon Have Adopted the ePub?

March 22, 2013 in Articles, eBook Management, Formatting eBooks, Kindle Devices

New Kindle PreviewerWhat a  kerfuffle, Amazon have moved over to their new KF8 format for all the newer Kindle Fire  devices and the new Paperwhite Kindle devices currently being sold. Basically this means that any new Kindle released in the future will support the KF8 format, which in truth is a little like, but not exactly the same as, ePub3. It also means that the Kindle devices that currently operate with the older mobi based formatting will gradually be phased out.

So Amazon have stuck to their policy of having their own proprietary format for their eReaders. The main bone of contention, highlighted by many online publishers, with this strategy is of course that anyone that has bought one of the millions of older Kindle devices is now stuck with the AZW or similar with far less features than KF8 and the two are not compatible i.e. KF8 formatting cannot be used on the older Kindles without problems. Not that a move to ePub would have helped that situation, because ePubs cannot be read with the older Kindles either (or the new Kindles now). Read the rest of this entry →

Web Marketing & SEO Guide for Beginners – Featured Book

January 24, 2013 in Articles, Book Marketing

SEO for beginnersThis new eBook available from Amazon is a valuable reference for anyone that is publishing work on the Internet using a website, blog or articles.

Book writers and publishers may be particularly interested in finding out how to get free traffic to their books or Internet promotions. The book describes how to use natural organic search engine optimization techniques such as how to find the right keywords, how to build back links and how to optimise web pages so that search engines can access the information trouble free and return the pages in search results; where it matters most.

You can use the following links to go and grab your copy of what might just prove to be your long term reference to Website Marketing and SEO.

Google DOs and Google DON’Ts (UK)

Google DOs and Google DON’Ts (USA)

Who this Web Marketing Guide is For

This book is for individuals or businesses just starting out or struggling to be found, indexed and included in search engine results. Read the rest of this entry →

Welcome

January 26, 2012 in

eBookIssues is an eBook Publishing and Formatting Service for Independent Authors

eBook PublishingHave you a book in mind, a manuscript to publish, or a book in print you would like to release as an ebook? Ebook publishing and formatting is our specialty, and we may be able to help. All our book advisers have written and published books themselves. Their expertise can be yours for the asking.

Unlike their printed cousins, ebooks can be uploaded and made available for sale online in a week or two. The Amazon Kindle store already offers a worldwide marketplace for ebooks, and other major players are now competing to meet the demand and are publishing the eBooks being written by thousands of aspiring authors.

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eBook PublishingAuthors who would like to publish with eBook Issues select the cost option that suits them best. Some prefer a nominal upfront payment, accompanied by an agreed royalty figure; other authors opt to retain all royalties but settle our modest formatting fees at cost. Either way, our writers know in advance what their total investment will cover.

* eBook Issues is only interested in publishing well written and professionally produced books that ideally have been both edited and proofread. As we actively promote our authors and their books we reserve the right not to proceed with manuscripts that are sub-standard in any respect.

 

eBook Commentary

when-sorrows-come-kdpWhen Sorrows Come – A WW2 Story of Ukrainian Oppression

Now available as both an eBook and a Paperback, this amazing story is based around the events that occurred in Ukraine during the Second World War. A people oppressed by the Bolsheviks and Stalin’s Russia in 1939 and again in 1941 when the German Nazi’s were driven out as their war efforts on too many fronts started to fail.

It was a period of merciless killing, deportations and the brutal suppression of any ambitions the people had for the country or of being able to govern themselves.

It won The Big Bingham Book Read in 2015 and was one of four finalists for the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016.

The Story

When teenager Anna’s family in Ukraine is torn apart by Stalin’s bullies, she and her mother must try to survive the Russian occupation of their village. But the violence intensifies in the Second World War when the Nazis invade, and as the Fascists’ cruelty affects those close to her, Anna’s resilience grows. She has the will to survive the occupying force despite the dangers.

When her lover joins the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, she decides to help the partisans in their fight against powerful enemies. Her courage does not fail as she loses those she loves…but being brave doesn’t guarantee survival.

Read More….. When Sorrows Come or visit Maria’s author page.

 

Out of Africa - The House Called MbabatiThe House Called Mbabati – A Novel Out of Africa by Samantha Ford

Now available, the second, long awaited, novel out of Africa by Samantha Ford, author of The Zanzibar Affair.

Set in the deepest wilds of Eastern Africa, there is a deserted mansion that refuses to give up its dark history without a fight.

In a magnificent music room on the top floor sits a Steinway Grand Piano, covered in years of dust, no longer played and neglected; the doors to the room boarded and nailed shut. It is worth a fortune, but the risk to the owners if they return to claim it and the house is just too big a risk to take.

One man stands alone, looking after ‘The House Called Mbabati‘, as he has for more than twenty years, protecting both the property and the secret past it hides.

With the house left empty and decaying for so long, an act of desperation leads to an attempt to contact the owner. But people start to ask questions about exactly who does own the house and why it was left deserted so many years ago, why would such a magnificent house with its highly valuable contents simply be discarded?

One man, a journalist called Alex Patterson, decides it is time to unravel the mystery that surrounds ‘The House Called Mbabati’ and the people that used to live there in conditions of such splendid privilege.

Read More….. The House Called Mbabati or visit Samantha Ford‘s author page.

 

Sci Fi BooksThe Fortress – A Sci Fi Adventure from Daniel Snyder

This is Daniel Snyder’s first science fiction book, a short story which is the founding member of a new series called the Win or Die series. Commander Daniel Stone finds himself to be the first line of defense against an alien invasion from the Delonian Empire. A ferocious alien species that are armed to the teeth with highly sophisticated weaponry capable of mass destruction. Not even a nuclear deterrent can stand up against the futuristic arsenal the Delonians bring and they only have one objective…. total control of the Universe and total annihilation of anyone or anything that tries to stand in their way.

A fantastic first book for a talented sci fi author, you can find it on Amazon in Kinde version and be reading it in minutes.

The book is competitively priced at only 99c in the USA and 99p in the UK…..read more

A reluctant heroes story

The Reluctant Killer – An HIV Story from Robert Durrant

The ‘Reluctant Killer’ is a story of a man, diagnosed as being HIV positive, who believes he has finally managed to get his life back together. Then, on a celebratory trip to New York, he finds himself at the centre of a hostage situation involving terrorists that have only one agenda – get their demands met or kill every hostage they have managed to capture.

They quickly demonstrate, in brutal fashion, that they have no regard for human life and will kill without hesitation.  An innocent victim pays the ultimate price for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Memories of 9/11 come flooding back for all those that experienced that terrorist attack either directly or through the media. New York was under attack again, but this time they are better prepared.

Along with many other innocent hostages, Mark Thorpe is now at the mercy of the terrorists but, realising that they have no mercy, he decides that he is not going to face this second life threatening situation without a fight. Now only 99p…………… read more here

Corporate greed in the banking world

The Latest Book from the Author of the Carcassonne Affair

Enter a world of corporate greed and a corrupt financial systems where banks are set to lose all credibility as their employees line up to feather their own pockets and increase their already enormous bonuses even further.

But some have had enough and set their store on revealing the corruption and bad practice. Customers being miss-sold products they don’t need, interest rates being fixed to secure huge profits no matter the cost to the public or the country. Someone has to speak out and a whistleblower is born…………read more

The Whistleblower Affair now available on Amazon

 

 

 

 

Also Susannah Carlton’s – Biting the Stick

Susannah Carlton is not an author to shy away from the important issues in life and her new book, out now, is no exception to the rule. Susannah takes on the topical issue of Female Genital Mutilation in her very latest novel……….. Biting the Stick. 

The book is going to be available initially as an exclusive Amazon offering in Kindle format and also as a paperback via Createspace.  The story describes the events and circumstances  surrounding the life of Tania, a support worker, who stumbles upon a cutting party (not sure party is a particularly appropriate term) taking place on a University Campus in the UK. Shocked and horrified Tania, who is already under tremendous personal pressures, struggles to come to terms with what she has discovered and even more importantly what to do about it………..Read More

Biting the Stick – Now available as a paperback on Createspace or Amazon

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