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Author Deborah H. Bateman Interviews Author Amanda Beth

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Author Deborah H. Bateman and Author Amanda Beth

Author Deborah H. Bateman and Author Amanda Beth

Author Deborah H. Bateman interviews

Author Amanda Beth

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The Love Walk by: Amanda Beth

The Love Walk by: Amanda Beth

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Expanding Your Reach Through Digital Publishing

The recent unveiling of Apple’s iPad set the social networks ablaze with commentary. While many oohed and ahhed over the device’s shiny appearance and capability for making life and work run more smoothly, others wondered aloud (and on Twitter) if the gadget would only serve users as an expensive, tricked out Kindle-type monitor. To be certain, if Apple succeeded in anything with its initial push, they added fuel to already animated discussions on the future of publishing in the digital age. For the business using the Internet to strengthen brand visibility and customer reach, this represents progress worth watching, even if you don’t work in publishing.

Experts may debate whether or not print is dead, but it can be agreed upon that digital production of books and documents won’t fade anytime soon. reported a record high for Kindle eBook sales late in 2009, while document sharing sites Wattpad and Scribd boast thousands of available works – everything from novels to dissertations to poetry and plays – for download to laptops and smart phone reader applications.

Amateur writers are not the only ones making use of this exposure, either. Scribd, for one, distributes works by major corporations and publishers, including Ford and Simon and Schuster. Recently, self-publishing platform Smashwords, which allows authors to make content available for sale or free, signed agreements to allow the works of registered users to be distributed to Barnes and Noble’s website. Not to be outdone, Amazon cooperates with authors directly to sell their books via their Kindle store.

Bottom line: if you have written something worth sharing, and wide distribution can benefit your business, it should be seriously considered. All you need to do, once the writing and editing is completed, is plan accordingly. As you ponder this type of marketing strategy, ask yourself these questions:

1) What can I write about my company/products/services that people may want to read?

What is your main line of business? If you work in construction, perhaps you have extensive original material on home repairs and tips that can be collected in a digital booklet and distributed. If you deal in antique, you can lend your expertise to a pricing guide or series of articles on properly buying and selling items. For everything you do, you can provide instructions and insight.

When you do prepare work for distribution, take care to make certain your work is original, with attributions to other sources made where needed, and that your website and business information is provided. Cover art is not necessary, but if you feel it would help readership you can easily find royalty-free artwork online to use.

2) How do I format my book/lets?

Common formats of electronic documents include HTML and PDF, which may be created easily through the proper software or freeware. Other formats, readable on proprietary readers like Kindle or Sony’s reader, can be translated through free publishing services like Smashwords.

3) Where do I offer my book/lets?

For marketing purposes, it is beneficial to make any complimentary digital downloads easily attainable. Offer the files on your site’s server, and take advantage of free distribution channels like Wattpad, Scribd, Smashwords, and similar sites. Advertise links on your blog and social profiles for maximum exposure.

Similar to article marketing, creating digital downloads can work to lend authoritative value to your brand and increase awareness of your business. As people turn more toward sharing free content via social media and smart phones, so you have the opportunity to raise exposure of your work, products and services.

Kathryn Lively is a social media specialist assisting clients with social media writing and travel social media services.

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The Interest in E-Readers and Digital Publishing

E-Readers and Ebooks have been gaining a great deal of popularity in recent years. Publishing and the way we take in and absorb media is changing all the time. One of the most notable areas that this is becoming evident is the rise of e- readers and digital books. With many newspapers and magazines around the world closing down and many others moving to more online content there was a huge demand for electronic books and magazines that can easily be read on a handheld device such as an iPod touch, a Sony E-reader, the Amazon Kindle or any of the other devices that have been coming onto the market lately.

Digital books aren’t a new concept though. E-books have been around a good long while now, and while traditional publishing is still the major driving force in the industry, there is a notable and consistent increase in interest in reading on handheld devices. Many globally renowned newspapers, magazines and websites are syndicated to handheld devices every day, offering the same content as in their print editions without the detriment to the environment that printing physical copies can have.

In addition, e-book readers are capable of storing a great deal more content than you would normally be able to carry in its physical form. Buying ebooks has also never been simpler as you can find them from all the major outlets such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and of course the Apple iTunes app store.

Some colleges and universities are also turning to E-books to solve the problem of constantly updating textbooks for students. This is something that is proving to be very beneficial to education, as it compacts the massive amounts of text a student needs to take in, onto one handy device instead of huge reams of paper.

E-book readers are also wonderful for travelling, as you can have a variety of novels, books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts and more in the palm of your hand. In addition, devices such as the iPod touch and the Amazon Kindle offer wireless connectivity all over the world, meaning you are able to update your publications and download more to enjoy.

The digital publishing industry is something that will grow in importance over the coming years, as paper stocks dwindle and production costs rise, many publishers and readers are turning to digital handheld devices over the traditional paper publications in order to maintain great output without having to skimp on quality. No matter what you want to read, there are e-books for you, and there is also a range of superb gadgets available to help you do just that. Check out the best eBook readers that are available online and see which one will best fit your needs.

Andrew is a widely read pop culture blogger, music journalist and SF author. You too can get the hi-tech gadget lifestyle you want with the best home entertainment gadgets around!

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