The Great Kindle Experiment featuring “Rediscover Your Joy with Bicycles and Cycling” has begun with Andrea Kalli, expert with internet marketing and social media located in the Denver Area. Kalli’s expertise expands to New Product Launch and more recently helping clients get their ebook published and marketed. Kalli has a process in place that begins with editing, locating a publishing resource that features the Kindle reader, design cover choices and format the book, market the book. I’ve been tracking the adventure, pinning my favorite cover design on Pinterest and reading the book on my Kindle Fire. It is a little book with lots of sound information about bicycles and which styles might be better for the purposes. I’ll be writing more intense reviews in the next few days.
You can follow the Great Experiment and even become involved in the process of marketing. There is a cover present so the book can be downloaded from Amazon.com, but there are still others being discussed. Besides considering the Calibre system used to format this book, some of the comments have also mentioned CreateSpace as a publishing resource.
I have no experience with using Calibre, but I do have a book that was released using the system. Just as with Kindle and Nook, Calibre has a computer based application that permits people to read ebooks on their computer if they do not have a reader or don’t have the reader handy. I have all of the various computer APPs because I didn’t get a Kindle right away. Gotta tell you that now, the only time my Kindle Fire t isn’t handy is when DH has it!
My experience with publishing at the moment has been setting up websites for author clients and helping develop a marketing strategy. Some of the tasks that Kalli has listed, as learned in the VAClassroom.com course Digital Publishing Specialist, are familiar with those recommended by professional publishers and the self-publishing tools available.
At some point in the writing life, the decision about how and where to publish has to be made. Making a book available for the e-readers drastically changes the market. Suddenly an author isn’t dependent upon the possibility of a reader going to a book store in town or online. A reader who may be willing to wait a couple days or more to get the book. When I click ‘buy’ for a Kindle book, it is in the Kindle within seconds.
The tools available make getting the book ready for the ebook presentation easier. I know people who are working on their own formatting and I know people who are doing formatting to get the material in front of eyes.
Does the term ‘self-publish’ make you think of of deals gone sour, Author? Situations where you could become ‘published’ with boxes of books stored in the spare room while your wallet and your dreams have gone flat?
The systems being followed in The Great Kindle Experiment just put a whole different spin on the way we’ve thought about ‘self-publishing. Now, the term says “self-empowering”