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An Interview with Bestselling Author Bella Andre

An Interview with Bestselling Author Bella Andre

By on Jun 27, 2016 in Interviews

Today, we’re honoured to have Bella Andre join us at e-Books India. Bella is a New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who has sold in excess of 5 million books across the world. Bella also happens to be a graduate of Stanford University. Continue reading to learn about Bella and her books, including some of her latest...

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How to Turn Readers into Repeat Buyers

How to Turn Readers into Repeat Buyers

By on Jun 27, 2016 in Self-Publishing Tips

You might think that one of the reasons why some of your readers will read your first book, or only one of your books, and not come back for more is because they simply didn’t like your book that much. However, that’s not the only reason why your readers don’t become repeat buyers. Often, readers are simply not aware of what you’re offering, and what you’ll be...

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Amazon Launches Two New Kindle e-Readers

Amazon Launches Two New Kindle e-Readers

By on Jun 26, 2016 in Industry Insights, Technology

Amazon has launched two new e-readers. One is a cheaper entry-level model and the other is a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite. Paul Sawers recently wrote an article about these developments in VentureBeat. Below is a quote from Paul’s article: “Amazon has announced a new thinner and lighter Kindle ereader that sports twice the memory and a handful of...

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A Look at Crime Fiction in New Zealand

A Look at Crime Fiction in New Zealand

By on Jun 26, 2016 in Industry Insights

Eleanor Black recently wrote an interesting article in Stuff, about crime fiction in New Zealand, and the lack of interest in the work by local crime writers. Below is a quote from the article: “Many local crime writers have already enjoyed far greater success and attention overseas than at home, among them Christchurch writer Paul Cleave, with a million books...

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The Impact of Brexit on the Publishing Industry

The Impact of Brexit on the Publishing Industry

By on Jun 24, 2016 in Industry Insights, News

With the UK voting to leave the European Union today, Philip Jones has given an analysis on what impact Brexit will have on the publishing sector in an article in The Bookseller: Below is an excerpt from the article: “Publishing’s nightmare scenario has come true: at about 4am this morning the major media outlets confirmed that the UK population had voted in...

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An Interview with Author Arpit Vageria

An Interview with Author Arpit Vageria

By on Jun 24, 2016 in Interviews

We’re very excited to welcome a special guest to e-Books India. His name is Arpit Vageria and he is an author based in Mumbai. Continue reading to learn about Arpit, his work and his latest book entitled I Still Think about You. Please tell us about you. Where are you from? What is your professional background and how did you become an author? I have done my...

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5 Tips for a Successful Book Launch

5 Tips for a Successful Book Launch

By on Jun 23, 2016 in Sales and Marketing

When it comes to carrying out a successful book launch, in this digital world of ours, authors often tend to connect with their readers without leaving the comfort of their homes. But, even though virtual communication with your audience can help you achieve a successful book launch, it cannot replace the physical experience of sharing your book and communicating...

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Difficult Times for Barnes & Noble

Difficult Times for Barnes & Noble

By on Jun 22, 2016 in Industry Insights

What would be the consequences for the publishing world and for readers of books if Barnes & Noble closes down? Alex Shephard has given an analysis of what would happen in an article in New Republic. Below is a quote from the article: “Even by the standards of the ailing book publishing industry, the past year has been a bad one for Barnes & Noble....

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E-Book Buyers Receive Settlement Credits from Apple

E-Book Buyers Receive Settlement Credits from Apple

By on Jun 22, 2016 in Industry Insights, Technology

Nathan Olivarez-Giles recently wrote an article in The Wall Street Journal, reporting on how Apple is to refund money to consumers who were overcharged for e-books bought, following the settling of an antitrust lawsuit. Below is an excerpt from the article: “On Tuesday, e-book retailers began issuing Apple-funded credits to customer accounts. This follows...

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How to Structure an Adventure Novel

How to Structure an Adventure Novel

By on Jun 22, 2016 in Fiction, Writing Tips

Adventure novels have a specific structure, commonly called the hero’s journey, or the hero’s adventure. The hero’s journey structure can be used not only in adventure stories, but in romance, science fiction and other genres as well. We have presented the journey and its stages below. The stages of the hero’s journey are open to interpretation by the writer – and...

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