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# Book Consignment (@ cafes/pawn-shops)
# Book Consignment (@ cafes/pawn-shops)
# Book Giveaways (no more than once per quarter)
# Book Giveaways (no more than once per quarter)
# Book Groups & Clubs (such as [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MyBooksOut/ MyBooksOut on Yahoo! Groups] or local author clubs)
# Message Forums (find topically-relevant mailing lists, newsgroups and discussion forums online)
# Blog tour (guest-blogging on other sites/blogs)
# Blog tour (guest-blogging on other sites/blogs)
# Awards (enter writing/publishing contests)
# [https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome Mechanical Turk] - comments, reviews, ratings
# [https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome Mechanical Turk] - comments, reviews, ratings
# [http://www.fiverr.com Fiverr] - backlinks, blog articles
# [http://www.fiverr.com Fiverr] - backlinks, blog articles

Revision as of 21:48, 8 January 2013

Books are collections of ideas in writing for the purpose of preserving or conveying a specific point, telling a story, or otherwise just distributing and/or disseminating information.

EmbedVideo was given an illegal value for the alignment parameter "Espresso Book Machine". Valid values are "left", "center", or "right".
EmbedVideo was given an illegal value for the alignment parameter "How Books get Printed (traditional)". Valid values are "left", "center", or "right".



An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering (SBN) code created by Gordon Foster, now Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin, for the booksellers and stationers W.H. Smith and others in 1966.[2]


".pdf" file extension




".epub" file extension




".azw" file extension


Book Covers

Format Size in px Resolution File Size
Kindle CC JPG, TIFF min 500px max 1280px 72 dpi n/s
Kindle EC JPG 600 x 800 167ppi – 300dpi 127kb
B&N/Nook CC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 730 n/s n/s
B&N/Nook EC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 1024 170 ppi 300kb
iPad EC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 860 132 ppi 200kb





Comic Books







Apple (iTunes)

Apple [15]

Sony (eReader)

Google Editions

Google announced in 2009 its plans to sell books online, a natural progression perhaps from the Google Books project.[17]

Barnes & Noble




Google Books

In [18][19]

Page 1: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA1&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2Be5raqb-14h-ULBU_wIzOSca8Yw&w=685
Page 4: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA4&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2qgi33-glyAVQVXzLY2XSe6-QjsQ&w=685

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the single largest source of Linked Open Data for Books, Text and Literary works in digital format (eBook/Audiobook).



A site attempting to enable open access to e-prints of the world's most relevant texts in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. The site currently holds over 560,904 texts.


A project attempting to provide an informational page (URI) with overview and buy/read links to every book.








  • Amazon Kindle:



Sony E-Reader:


  • Chapters/Indigo Kobo reader:


Apple's iPad:


Blackberry Playbook:


Samsung Galaxy Tablet:


Promoting a book (especially a self-published ebook) can be one of the most difficult tasks, second only to probably the process of gathering material and writing the book itself. The following is an eBook promotion checklist:

  1. Website
  2. Blog
  3. Goodreads author profile
  4. Facebook
  5. Twitter
  6. Book trailer & promotional videos (YouTube)
  7. Podcast & audio recordings of speeches/lectures (iTunes)
  8. Speaking Engagements (universities, libraries, book clubs, domain-specific venues)
  9. Book Signings/sales events
  10. Book Consignment (@ cafes/pawn-shops)
  11. Book Giveaways (no more than once per quarter)
  12. Book Groups & Clubs (such as MyBooksOut on Yahoo! Groups or local author clubs)
  13. Message Forums (find topically-relevant mailing lists, newsgroups and discussion forums online)
  14. Blog tour (guest-blogging on other sites/blogs)
  15. Awards (enter writing/publishing contests)
  16. Mechanical Turk - comments, reviews, ratings
  17. Fiverr - backlinks, blog articles
  18. Audiobook version on (Audible)





External Links


  1. wikipedia: Ebook_reader#Supported_File_Formats
  2. wikipedia: ISBN
  3. ePub format: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/EPub
  4. Build a digital book with EPUB: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/tutorials/x-epubtut/
  5. ePub 3.0 content: http://idpf.org/epub/30/spec/epub30-contentdocs.html
  6. Improve the Quality of ePub eBooks with Sigil: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19309/improve-the-quality-of-epub-ebooks-with-sigil/
  7. The ePUB Format for E-Books – Everything You Wanted to Know: http://www.labnol.org/software/epub-format-ebooks/10879/
  8. iPad Tutorial - How to read your old (non-ePub) ebooks using iBooks: http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/21/ipad-tutorial-how-to-read-your-old-non-epub-ebooks-using-ibooks/
  9. epubcheck - Validation tool for EPUB: http://code.google.com/p/epubcheck/
  10. iLife Tutorial – Create an iPad compatible eBook with Sigil : http://www.icreatemagazine.com/tips/tutorial-create-an-ipad-compatible-ebook-with-sigil/
  11. iBooks Author vs. ePub Author: http://alanquatermain.me/post/16179111286/ibooks-author-vs-epub-author
  12. Amazon Kindle - (GPL) source code modules: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200203720
  13. Introducing Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m2S5YCKCJJ64W8:m1KUZNR4TVZSMM
  14. Ebook Cover Design and Optimum Size Specifications for Amazon, Kindle, B&N, Nook, iBookstore, and iPad Formats: http://www.natashafondren.com/writing/kindle-formatting/ebook-cover-design-and-optimum-size-specifications-for-amazon-kindle-bn-nook-ibookstore-and-ipad-formats/
  15. An Apple online bookstore in the works?: http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/26/business/20100126075029&sec=business
  16. wikipedia: iBooks
  17. Google jumps on the online bookstore bandwagon: http://appleoverload.com/boygeniusreport/google-jumps-on-the-online-bookstore-bandwagon/
  18. wikipedia: Google Books
  19. wikipedia: Google Books Library Project
  20. Gutenberg Feeds & RDF/XML: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Feeds
  21. Gutenberg Project - instructions for Robots:
  22. EXAMPLE - Sheet Music compositions: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/4 (project halted)
  23. List Price Requirements: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/entry.jspa?externalID=453
  24. Amazon Direct Publishing Royalty options: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/entry.jspa?externalID=393
  25. Royalty Calculator: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/Index.jsp#content2
  26. Google Announces Book Search APIs: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/10/02/google-announces-book-search-apis/
  27. Amazon's Cloud Reader: Beginning of the HTML5 surge vs. Apple's App Store vig: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/amazons-cloud-reader-beginning-of-the-html5-surge-vs-apples-app-store-vig/54587
  28. Tips for Promoting a Book Online: http://suite101.com/article/tips-for-promoting-a-book-online-a214721
  29. 10 Best Websites For Free Audio Books: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/
  30. Self Publishing on Amazon: http://brentsampson.com/2010/11/16/self-publishing-on-amazon/
  31. How to create Flash Flipping Book for free: http://flashymania.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-create-flash-flipping-book-for.html
  32. http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics/topics/110-search/articles/20005336-how-to-promote-your-profile
  33. Case Study - Page Flip Effect from 20thingsilearned.com: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/casestudies/20things_pageflip.html
  34. How to Record Excellent Audio Books: http://lifehacker.com/129953/how-to-record-excellent-audio-books

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