Category Archives: Books

Printed books are the ones most people think of when they think of books and publishing. They are what’s stocked in most common bricks-and-mortar retail bookstores, the “best-sellers” on online booksellers, and the volumes found in public lending libraries.

Ebooks and audiobooks are considered part of the trade book market – they are different formats of trade books. So, trade books are the books that the consumer is most likely to be reading in print or on their device — or listening to — on their commutes.

Some examples of trade books are:

romance novels
thrillers
biographies
cookbooks
history
children’s books
Printed books are, of course, available through online booksellers such as bn.com and amazon.com as well, but these retailers do also carry non-trade books, as well (“So What is Not A Trade Book,” below).

Selling tips for Amazon Central

Amazon Central is an interface that allows sellers to market their products and reach out to prospective customers in a way that helps boost sales. There are two versions of this interface; Vendor Central and SellerCentral. If you have a … Continue reading

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The value of having an amazon author page

One of the best offers presented by Amazon is the devoted author pages. They offer immense benefits to both the author and customer in a number of ways. The Author central is also absolutely free provided you are listed in … Continue reading

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The Groceries Can Wait (A Trilogy)

The Groceries Can Wait (A Trilogy) Greg Lassiter is a rising politician with a broken heart and no time for love. Samantha is a new employee who harbors a secret desire for Greg, yet struggles to reconcile her negative attitudes … Continue reading

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The Groceries Can Wait (A Trilogy – Book 3)

The Groceries Can Wait (A Trilogy – Book 3) During a romantic stroll, Greg and Samantha discover a love and passion they have never known before. But Greg still harbors doubts about love from his previous experience with Cecily. He fears … Continue reading

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The Groceries Can Wait (A Trilogy – Book 2)

The Groceries Can Wait (A Trilogy – Book 2) Despite a blossoming romance with Samantha, Greg still harbors feelings for Cecily, his old flame. When Cecily throws him out, Greg must make hard choices about his life, and the true meaning … Continue reading

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What Are Printed Books in Publishing?

What Does Printed Books in Publishing Mean? This is a question that has evaded answers in many people. There are varieties of books available everywhere. Worth noting is that it is not every book that is a printed book. There’s, … Continue reading

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The Groceries Can Wait (A Trilogy – Book 1)

 The Groceries Can Wait (A Trilogy – Book 1) Greg Lassiter is a rising politician who never found the right woman. Samantha is equally reticent about falling in love, especially with a man deeply committed to his political career. Yet, despite … Continue reading

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Amazon Short Reads: How Many Words Equal A Page?

Kindle Short stories are increasingly becoming popular on Amazon. These are stories that range from about 1 to 100 Kindle pages. They can be read in about 15 minutes to 2 hours or more. If you are publishing, you must … Continue reading

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What Are The Most Popular Romance Sub-Genres?

Romance genre books list is very long. If you love romance topics , then you may have noticed the several sub-genres. Even the subgenres have several distinct themes . It does not matter how long the list of romance sub-genre … Continue reading

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Growing Tarragon: A Home Gardener’s Guide

If you are thinking about growing tarragon, then first you need to be aware of the different varieties of tarragon and the methods used to grow and cultivate them. There are three types of tarragon – French, Russian and Mexican. … Continue reading

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Growing Sweet Marjoram: A Home Gardener’s Guide

Marjoram is an herb with sweet pine and citrus flavors that will transform any meal into a delectable dish. A native of Cyprus and Southern Turkey, marjoram’s aromatic leaves produce a sweet, woody aroma that leave notes of subtle spiciness … Continue reading

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The overlooked marketing value of the Other Works page

The ‘Blank’, ‘Ad card’, or ‘Other Works‘ page is an often-ignored marketing and book sales opportunity.  This is especially true in the eBook area, where most articles on eBook formats don’t even mention them.  For the independent publisher it nearly … Continue reading

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Should you have your own writer or book website?

Every author, published or unpublished, needs a platform to reach their target audience. An author website is one among the many platforms available today. If you’re looking to pursue a professional, long-time career in writing it’s important, you start building … Continue reading

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The Parts of A Printed Book

It’s important to know that there’s a set order in the elements that make up a book. Books have standards which one should follow in order to have it published via the traditional or self-publishing route. You’ll need to prepare … Continue reading

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Lemongrass: A Home gardener’s Guide

Known for their leaves and lemony flavor lemongrass can bring your meals to life! Lemongrass has a long food tradition in Asian cooking. This home gardeners guide is bursting with straightforward information that makes growing, using, and preserving lemongrass enjoyable … Continue reading

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The Bean: A Home Gardener’s Guide

Of all the many vegetables found in the common garden at home, the many varieties of bean plants may be one of the most widely popular planting options of all time. From snap beans to shell beans, these powerful plants … Continue reading

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eBooks and DRM: Should eBook Authors Use Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

What is DRM? Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a term that refers to a set of control technology approaches that restrict unauthorized access and use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works in digital media. While the applications are endless, the … Continue reading

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What is a Book Blurb?

In the last decade, self-publishing has grown exponentially with the emergence of platforms such as Amazon Kindle and CreateSpace – that have made publishing a book an easy and accessible process. Numerous independent authors have been able to leverage different … Continue reading

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The Struggles of a Self-Published Author

  When it comes to writing, many people worry that they are not going to make enough to live on. This is especially true when it comes to self-publishing your book. Now while it is the easier option, there are … Continue reading

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The Chili Pepper: A Home Gardener’s Guide

Chili peppers bring flare to the typical garden as well as on the plate. It brings a spectacular addition of flash and color to the garden – as well as heat to the palette. In this guidebook, Chili Peppers gives … Continue reading

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