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Where Are All the Self-Published Business E-books?

The biggest successes so far in e-book self-publishing have been among genre novels: thrillers, science fiction, romance. What about business books? You’d think it might be a natural, given that so many entrepreneurs have ideas for building business, or managing a business or creating a business and would want to get their message out before […]

Selling Books and Bookselling

The Book Expo America convention in New York is one of those rare places in today’s politically fraught world where conservatives and liberals not only meet (or share the same space) but agree: they both want to sell books. Amazing how economic self-interest helps people put aside political self-interest. That’s just one takeaway from this […]

The Hopeful Book Lovers

The industry’s biggest event, Book Expo America is held in New York and, on the first full day of events, you get a hopeful sense among the attendees. It’s a contrast to the gloomy prognostications of declines in sales of paper books, and changes in traditional publishing. The floor of the Javits Center held booths […]

Self-Publishing Continues to Strengthen

Although the dream of many writers remains being signed by a major publisher and ending up a bestseller, more and more authors are finding success through self-publishing. Now, we at Beneath the Cover are advocates for any form of publishing that allows you to get your message heard, and to build your platform. But more […]

Self-Publishing and Self-Selling

Publishers long ago should have not only created their own multi-platform e-readers, they should have seen the digital revolution and begun to sell books themselves. But they didn’t, and now they’re playing catch-up. Though they still don’t sell their own books. They work through Amazon and other retailers to do that. Publishers might not be […]