11 Aug 2014
For those of you interested in last week’s iOS indie here’s a brief followup from the guy who kicked it all off. Five Hard Lessons Learned from Unread. It’s definitely worth a read for anyone thinking of launching any kind of product.
Changing tack completely, this week we’re talking about eBooks again.
My sporadic efforts to complete one of my own books tell me that it’s tough to get it out there. There’s plenty of evidence that if you build an audience correctly, an ebook is a great first product.
A fellow author in the Five Simple Steps stable @vlh shares her experience in the ‘In Rainbows’ model of pricing when the rights for her book suddenly reverted to her.
Once again @nathanbarry goes long and deep on a topic. This time continued promotion for ebooks.
Useful ideas given all the stories show that eBooks tend to be a ‘massive first week’ and then rapidly tail off.
When the publisher of HTML Email shut down earlier this year (now subsequently reopened at @fivesimplesteps) they released a great technical resource sharing the mechanics how they put together their ebooks.
@SamuelHulick transformed the lessons in the case studies on his site useronboard.com into a an ebook. And the audience he’d built led him to a significantly successful launch.