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INTERVIEW: Carl Howe – The Yankee Group

PBS “Nightly Business Report” interviews Carl Howe, Director of Research for the The Yankee Group about the eBook economy. From the interview:

” Well, tablets are an even bigger market than e-readers, looking at about $5 billion this year just in the United States, about $17 billion around the world last year. This is going to be a huge market. “

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INTERVIEW: Matt Bell

The Faster Times interviews author Matt bell about his exploration into self-publishing ebooks. From the article:

” I think indie publishers are right now well-served by the fact that many of their customers prefer paper books, especially ones that are well-crafted art objects. That’s going to keep their print runs and sales figures the same for a bit longer, but I think they should all be looking at e-books seriously, and figuring out what their strategy is for the fast-approaching day when everyone is completely comfortable with reading e-books on a daily basis. “

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INTERVIEW: Kate Eltham

Shane Cummings has an interesting interview with Kate Eltham, CEO of the Queensland Writers Centre in Australia. Kate discusses the new challenges facing self-published writers. From the article:

” Do you understand what book metadata is and how to use it to improve discoverability? Do you know how to tag your e-book for better search results? How will you support independent book retailers to sell your books, or libraries to make your ebook available for lending? How are you tracking your ever-proliferating licences and royalty agreements? What’s your pricing strategy? Your social strategy? ”

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INTERVIEW: Indie Author Amanda Hocking

The Huffington Post interviews indie author Amanda Hocking about her success utilizing the Internet and the ability to self-publish her entire portfolio of novels as ebooks. From the interview:

” Everything I’d heard about self-publishing is that it was impossible to make a living, reach readers, or produce a quality product. But last year, I heard about how some other authors like Joe Konrath and Karen McQuestion are doing well with ebooks. So I thought that I had nothing to lose. I’d written about 12 books when I decided to self-publish, and I thought it would be better than them sitting on my computer. Worst case scenario, nobody would read them, and that’s what was happening anyway. “

More about Ms. Hockings’ success as an indie author of ebooks  from:

TechDirt

PC Mag

Huffington Post (includes video)

GigaOM

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