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by dgaughran
July 6th, 2011, 12:04 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 452235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today, I announced details of my next book Let's Get Digital which will be released in the middle of the this month. I also explained how I am going to make more money by giving it away for free. In fact, I'm so confident in this strategy, that I'm willing to bet $1,000 that I am right. http://david...
by dgaughran
July 6th, 2011, 11:36 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Let's Get Radical - A Free Digital Strategy
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Let's Get Radical - A Free Digital Strategy

I haven't posted here in a while, but as you will see, I've been very busy. This month will see the release of my latest book Let’s Get Digital . As is almost compulsory in non-fiction, it now has a snappy subtitle: Not just how to self-publish, why to self-publish . That’s not just window-dressing....
by dgaughran
July 6th, 2011, 11:28 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.
Replies: 66
Views: 17263

Re: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.

Hi Toni, Thank you very much. I wouldn't say anything is "proven" just yet. I'm still in the red, for one. I said at the start that I would judge this after six months, and we are only three months in, and only two months since I first e-published. It's looking good so far, but it's still early days...
by dgaughran
July 1st, 2011, 10:13 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.
Replies: 66
Views: 17263

Re: My Self-Publishing Experiment - Initial Results.

Hi all, People seemed to find my sales breakdown last month of interest. So here are the numbers for June. As if to shield me from any accusations of trumpet-blowing, sales almost halved this month. Dave Full Breakdown for June If You Go Into The Woods Amazon US 33 (down from 88) Amazon UK 3 (down f...
by dgaughran
June 28th, 2011, 5:13 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 452235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Major US Agency Moves Into Publishing. Or Do They? It seems like the big news stories are coming every day now. That’s what happens when you combine the disruptive power of the internet with a revolutionary change like digital self-publishing. In an announcement that is sure to cause some surprise,...
by dgaughran
June 27th, 2011, 9:40 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 452235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

A mixed bag today with news that James Bond is switching agents and traditional short story markets are in rude health, but the big question of the day is this: Are Big Publishers Losing The Battle For The Big Backlists? http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/are-big-publishers-losing-the-bat...
by dgaughran
June 25th, 2011, 10:58 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 452235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

There is some argument about whether JK Rowling has moved into self-publishing or not. A closer look at the deal makes it quite clear.

JK Rowling Really Is Self-Publishing:

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... oser-look/
by dgaughran
June 24th, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

Re: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?

They will be available in all formats, just not directly from Amazon.
by dgaughran
June 23rd, 2011, 4:05 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

Re: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?

She is going to make a mountain of money.

(Another one.)
by dgaughran
June 23rd, 2011, 9:25 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

Re: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?

There are a whole host of corporate partners involved. The website was executed with Sony, OverDrive will set-up and run the e-bookstore, and as for the e-books and audiobooks themselves, Rowling stated that she will be “publishing in partnership” with her existing publishers across the world. What ...
by dgaughran
June 23rd, 2011, 7:08 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

Re: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?

She just made the announcement.

The e-books will be exclusively available from Pottermore.com from October.

We will have to wait and see what the rest of this "interactive reading experience" is like. Sounds interesting.
by dgaughran
June 23rd, 2011, 6:53 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

JK Rowling to Self-Publish Harry Potter e-books?

When e-books became the #1 format in the AAP figures released in April, I predicted that a major international bestseller - a household name - would switch to self-publishing by the end of the summer. It looks like we won't have to wait that long. Here is the article from The Bookseller: http://www....
by dgaughran
June 22nd, 2011, 10:32 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 452235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

One of the many things that fascinate me about digital publishing are the new possibilities afforded to writers. Traditionally, publishing has been wary of all sorts of stuff – short novels, short stories, longer novels, novellas, and poetry. However, the rise of digital publishing combined with the...
by dgaughran
June 21st, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 452235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Yesterday, John Locke was announced as the eight author to sell 1 million Kindle e-books, and the first self-publisher. On the same day, he released a new book, How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months! I bought the book, and read it. It might not be what you think. Here's my take: http://davidgaughr...