Topic: Indie Publishing (66 articles)

Guest Posts

A Quick Guide to Blogging For Online Teachers: Reasons, Formats & More

“But why do I need to buy a new computer?” my 60 year-old dad asks. “Well, dad, your computer is 15 years old and, well, that means it’s really old.” “Can’t I just buy a computer once and not have to replace…

published on October 29, 2015, by

Indie Publishing

What’s The Best Software For Writing Ebooks? – A Brief Introduction

Once you’ve made the decision to write your first ebook and self-publish it or just finally release that epic fantasy tome catching dust in your drawer, the inevitable question arises: what’s the best software for this? How much should you spend? Is there…

published on October 24, 2014, by

German

Never Get Lost In Our German Learning Dungeons Again With These New Maps

Recently, I’ve heard from some readers that they were getting lost in the mazes of Genowrin and Shanima. For those who don’t know these books, they are part of an interactive German learning adventure, where the reader has to choose one’s path through…

published on August 28, 2014, by

Indie Publishing

Why eBooks Should be Priced Like Apps

When your browse any of the big online bookstores these days you’ll find both books by independent publishers and traditional publishing houses (“Big Five”). One of the main differences between them lies not necessarily in the quality of writing, editing…

published on August 8, 2014, by

Indie Publishing

All You Can’t Read: The Problem With Ebook Subscription Models

The latest leak (update: the service is now officially live for US customers) of the Kindle Unlimited subscription service comes as no big surprise. For a fixed price of $9.99 per month readers can get as many books as they…

published on July 18, 2014, by

Guest Posts

Practical Questions and Answers For First or Second Time Authors

Today I’m writing to you with some lessons and thoughts from the author’s desk. I am a language tutor, turned blogger, turned nearly-done-author of two “Smart Guides to Language Learning”, and currently in the middle of all the work that…

published on July 1, 2014, by

Indie Publishing

The Great Free Book Giveaway For Language Bloggers and Youtubers

Over the course of the last four years, we’ve published dozens of different (language learning) books through LearnOutlive, both big and small, in paperback and digital formats. We did all of this independently, without investor capital, big publishing houses or…

published on April 16, 2014, by

German

Help Us Improve Our German Learning Books And “Add Your Mustard”!

One of the great things of being an independent publisher (besides the creative freedom) is the direct contact to readers. Over the past few years I’ve received many emails packed with suggestions, questions, comments and more. And no matter how…

published on March 13, 2014, by

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Become A Better Writer By Finding Creativity Within Constraints

Lately, an interesting writing app has been making the rounds. It’s called Hemingway, and it promises to “make your writing bold and clear”. The way it works is that you type or paste in a few paragraphs, and then the…

published on March 7, 2014, by

Guest Posts

Ten-Year-Old Girl Publishes on Amazon

A mother’s story. I’m honoured to have been invited by André Klein to share my daughter’s book publishing story on LearnOutLive. It’s a story about joy in learning, love of books, and a little girl’s passionate business idea. It all…

published on December 15, 2013, by

Indie Publishing

Turn Your Research Paper Into A Book: 5 Reasons To Self-Publish Your Work

Recently, I stumbled over an old research paper I had written in university. The term paper (a short treatise on classical perceptions of melancholy as a disease of the “four temperaments”) had survived on a backup copy of my website,…

published on November 13, 2013, by

Hacks & Tutorials

Introduction to Regular Expressions For Indie Publishers (Open Office)

One of the perks of being an indie publisher is that you can do everything your way, from manuscript formatting to cover design and marketing approach. But it’s also one of the downsides of being an indie publisher. Perhaps you…

published on October 23, 2013, by