Questions tagged [independent-publishing]

Publishing without the use of an established publishing house. May or may not include independent editing.

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What was the average income from ebooks for independent authors in 2013?

Ebooks have been a boon to independent authors, providing a path to audiences, unmatched in the history of publishing. The field is rather new, and currently there is not even Wikipedia page ...
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Under what conditions should I apply for ISBN numbers for digital works?

An organization I work with has a few (non English) original works that I will be helping them to publish online and in eBook format. We do hold the publishing rights for these as they are basically ...
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Amazon eBook Self-Publishing vs Major Publishing Houses

Quick question for anyone who has some insight... Do the major publishing houses have a different process for publishing ebooks through Amazon than "independent" publishers? I get the feeling that, ...
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List of places to publish free ebook in PDF format

I wrote a mathematics textbook (high-school level), in PDF format. It is free and I just want it to be as widely-distributed as possible. Converting it to any other format makes it awful. (It's ...
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How is an ebook made? What kind of software and hardware are used? [closed]

What is the process that is needed in order to make an ebook? I'm an student from the International Baccalaureate and I need to analyse a case study.
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Any advantage of ISBN for self-pulished e-books? [duplicate]

I would like to self-publish an e-book, preferably not using any third-party site (Amazon or Apple). As I understand from previous discussions here, I do not require to use ISBN. Which is good, ...
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How to tell whether a Google Play eBook is bootlegged/pirated?

How can I tell if a Google Play Book is legit, i.e. submitted or sold by the author, publisher, or party with permission, and not a malware linking/containing or deliberately misleadingly edited ...
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Is it possible to be e-book only selfpublishing and concentrate on writing?

[Not my mother tongue] Next to actually writing an ebook, there are several other jobs for self-publishers to do: Formatting Cover editing marketing and probably some more. With a decent book (...