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Posts Tagged ‘Evan Ratliff’

Vook Joins Our Media App Summit

Join fellow publishers, entrepreneurs, developers, and digital content strategists at Media App Summit, December 3 in New York City. Learn strategies the experts use to effectively retain and engage their audiences in the turbulent mobile world. You’ll save $300 when you register by Thursday.

Evan Ratliff, co-founder and editor of Atavist, explores how to maximize the social media presence and cross-platform exposure of your app during the presentation, New Distribution Models for eBooks and Apps. This panel discusses some of the tools and strategies which are now available to market and publicize apps and ideas.

Matthew Cavnar, VP of business development at Vook, shares advice for making your app more discoverable in vast online destinations during Maximizing Discoverability & Profitability in Book App Marketplaces. You’ll learn how to create eye-catching content, rise up the Top App lists, and promote your app in the right places.

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Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now! 

David Baldacci Story Tops Bestsellers In Kindle Singles

Since Amazon launched its Kindle Singles storefront back in January, the store has slowly been filling up with content. When we check in February there were only twenty-two titles available, but now there are more than fifty titles in the store. Borrowing from music released as a “single” song, versus an album, these new books, are categorized as between 10,000 and 30,000 words –or about 30-90 pages.

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‘Leaving Home: Short Pieces’ Tops Kindle Singles Bestsellers List

Amazon’s Kindle Singles format launched last month and so far the retailer has about 22 different titles available for sale. Leaving Home: Short Pieces by Jodi Picoult is currently the No. 1 Kindle Single, followed by Lifted by Evan Ratliff at No. 2.

TED Books
, the publishing house behind the TED Conferences, has three different big idea Kindle Single books available. Nic MarksThe Happiness Manifesto: How Nations and People Can Nurture Well-Being is currently ranked at No. 3 in the Kindles Single store.
Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans’s TED book, Homo Evolutis: Please Meet the Next Human Species, is ranked at No. 5.

Journey to the Edge of the Light: A Story of Love, Leukemia and Transformation by Cristina Nehring is No. 4.

Readers discuss the topic a bit more on social networking site Quora. GalleyCat explains how authors and publishers can use the site: “The site links to your Twitter or Facebook accounts, letting you interact with your friends while asking and answering questions. We recommend new users start with the Books, Bookstores, Libraries, Publishing, Self-Publishing or Creative Writing topics as they explore the rapidly growing site. Below, we’ve linked to five simple ways authors and publishers are using Quora.”

Which Kindle Singles are you reading?

Amazon Launches Kindle Singles Storefront

Amazon a collection of introduced Kindle Singles today, the first since the format was announced back in October.

A Kindle single is defined as “Kindle books that are twice the length of a New Yorker feature or as much as a few chapters of a typical book.” These new books are categorized as between 10,000 and 30,000 words –or about 30-90 pages. These books are priced between $.99 and $4.99, similar to app pricing.

Launch titles include: Lifted, a bank heist book by Wired and New Yorker writer Evan Ratliff, from publisher The Atavist; The Happiness Manifesto by Nic Marks, one of the inaugural TEDBooks, about finding happiness beyond money; and Piano Demon by Brendan I. Koerner, the story of how a piano legend in a sharkskin suit lived the American Dream by leaving it behind.

Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content had this statement: “This first set of Singles was selected by our team of editors, and includes works by Rich Cohen, Darin Strauss, Ian Ayres, and the first-ever books published by TED. We think customers will be riveted by these stories that can take them to a Swedish bank heist or to the Mexican border town of Juarez, or to consider a new way to think about happiness.”