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  1. davidhburton

    Anyone self-pub in iBookstore directly?

    I used Calibre to convert my html doc.
  2. davidhburton

    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    Read An E-Book Week price for Scourge and The Second Coming is 50% off with code: RAE50 at Smashwords. Happy Reading everyone!!
  3. davidhburton

    This ebook thing is expensive!!!

    Kobo's good, but I tend to stick with Amazon and sometimes Smashwords for my purchases. I like the fact that Kindle is available for a lot of platforms.
  4. davidhburton

    This ebook thing is expensive!!!

    Thanks!! I started out with it for just the children's novel (Scourge) because I thought kids would get a kick out of seeing their name in the book, but started offering it for The Second Coming as well. Being an indie author gives me the freedom to do that from my site. If I had traditionally...
  5. davidhburton

    This ebook thing is expensive!!!

    What you just cited was a prime example of what a number of us in the publishing world have been saying. The publishing companies that aren't "getting it" are going to put themselves out of existence in the not too distant future if they don't start changing their practices. It drives me nuts to...
  6. davidhburton

    Skyfire To Bring Flash to iOS

    I'm curious to see what others think of it....hesitating at the 4.99 price tag until I know it works well. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
  7. davidhburton

    This ebook thing is expensive!!!

    Don't get me started on the apps....
  8. davidhburton

    This ebook thing is expensive!!!

    I'm not sure that publishers are taking the right approach with this though. In a number of ways, they're like the music industry when mp3's were priced way too high, if they were even offered at all. That inconvenience and high price led to a lot of piracy (remember Napster?). I'd like to hope...
  9. davidhburton

    What are using your iPad for that you didn't expect?

    When I got it I was expecting to be able to primarily read books, watch youtube, and listen to music. I'm amazed at what I can do with it now since apps like Flipboard, Evernote, Dropbox, Goodreader, Good for Enterprise (corporate email), the social networking tools, the various ebook reader...
  10. davidhburton

    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    For the next 5 days I’m giving away one copy per day of the ebooks Scourge and The Second Coming! These are the “personalized” versions where I substitute in the name of the winner with one of the minor characters! Just leave a comment at davidhburton.com in the 5 Day Giveaway post that you...
  11. davidhburton

    This ebook thing is expensive!!!

    Strangely it's not most authors that don't want readers to pick ebooks, it's more the publishers because it doesn't help their paper business. That's also why most traditional publishers are charging so much for ebooks. And what irks me is when I see a hardback cheaper than the ebook. Grr. That...
  12. davidhburton

    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    Two dads, five siblings, and goggles! Grim Doyle has always known his life was not exactly "normal", and things get even more curious when he discovers a set of stones that sweep him and his family to the fantasy, steampunk world of Verne - a place they had escaped from years ago. Now that...
  13. davidhburton

    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    Two dads, five siblings, and goggles! Grim Doyle has always known his life was not exactly "normal", and things get even more curious when he discovers a set of stones that sweep him and his family to the fantasy, steampunk world of Verne - a place they had escaped from years ago. Now that...
  14. davidhburton

    MS Windows 7

    LogMeIn? Awesome sauce! We use Citrix Receiver at work and it's brilliant, but for home use I didn't realize LogMeIn was on there. Thanks!
  15. davidhburton

    Anyone self-pub in iBookstore directly?

    I found a how-to on Smashwords that gives you insight on how to come up with the link.
  16. davidhburton

    Anyone self-pub in iBookstore directly?

    Looks like it's live now. Thanks everyone!! http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-second-coming/id383258230?mt=11
  17. davidhburton

    Anyone self-pub in iBookstore directly?

    I decided to bypass Smashwords and just uploaded mine directly. I was wondering how long it will sit in "pending". Anyone else do this?
  18. davidhburton

    Smashwords/iPad

    Also, that's what samples are for, so you can determine the quality and level of interest for yourself. And that goes for small press/self pub/traditional pub. As far as I'm concerned, it's always a slush pile.
  19. davidhburton

    Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

    Not sure if anyone else posted on this, but there's a huge sale on ebooks over at Smashwords for the month of July. Smashwords - Ebooks from independent authors and publishers (Best Sellers): 'Summer/Winter Sale' Specials Go get some ebooks!! :D
  20. davidhburton

    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    The Goodreads discussion of The Second Coming is starting soon for those that have read it, or are interested in reading it. Cheers! David
  21. davidhburton

    Free book - This Weekend Only 5.29&30

    Another giveaway on this one over at Misfit Momma: Misfit Momma: {Fathers Day Gift Ideas }~ The Second Coming E-Book ~ Review and Giveaway ! ~ 5 Winners ~ Cheers! David
  22. davidhburton

    Free book - This Weekend Only 5.29&30

    Oh, I forgot to mention. There is a giveaway over at TNBBC. First 10 to comment win the ebook. TNBBC's The Next Best Book Blog: eBook Giveaway - The Second Coming
  23. davidhburton

    Free book - This Weekend Only 5.29&30

    Well, the offer has now expired. If you missed it, the book is still cheap and available for $2.99 at Smashwords and the iBookstore. Thanks everyone!! David
  24. davidhburton

    Free book - This Weekend Only 5.29&30

    If you didn't download in epub format you can always go back and download it again. That's the great thing about Smashwords. The books are DRM free and once you've paid for it, you can download in any format at any time! Thanks for picking it up!! :)
  25. davidhburton

    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    I'll show you my code: [/*url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUsZcFZ2Pv8]YouTube - The Second Coming[/*/url] Just paste in your own youtube code in place of mine and remove the /* from the front of the url tags.
  26. davidhburton

    AUTHORS: What software do You use?

    I use Word to write it, but I use OpenOffice and Adobe Indesign to prep it for publishing. Word leaves to much of it's own code in the document. Covers are done in Photoshop.
  27. davidhburton

    Free book - This Weekend Only 5.29&30

    Hey, thanks for the plug!! I would certainly encourage anyone that is interested in reading it on the iPad to drop into Smashwords and pick it up for free over the long weekend! It's the same as the version in the iBookstore since I use Smashwords to deliver it there for me. :) Cheers! David
  28. davidhburton

    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    So I guess I'll start. Here are my novels. Five hundred years have passed since the Earth shifted on its axis – a catastrophic event that wiped out civilization and released magic back to Earth. Now, a dark age shrouds our world once more. Journey into a future rife with witches...
  29. davidhburton

    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    Hi all! I know the iPad is just barely out the door, but before all us authors start cluttering your forum with our endless plugs to promote our books, I figured I would start one thread for such purposes. That way authors can throw it all in here and keep your forum free from clutter <cough>...
  30. davidhburton

    An author who needs a big favor...

    Thanks so much!! Glad to know it's there!
  31. davidhburton

    An author who needs a big favor...

    Hi, I'm not getting an iPad yet (I'm in Canada) and my book is supposed to be on the iPad today for the launch (through Smashwords). Since we won't be getting ours until later this month I have no way of knowing if it's there and what the link is. I tried getting access through iTunes, but it...
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