Listening to books

Not everyone wants to read – at least not all the time. Sometimes, it’s better to listen. Audio books are hugely popular – just ask Audible.com (now part of Amazon).…

The Kindle pricing problem

When you publish on the Kindle, you set your own price. But some customers will end up paying much more. All self-publishing platforms allow you to set your own price,…

Zipping Epub files

The ePub file format can be an intimidating beast. But in essence it’s quite simple – a bunch of XHTML pages plus accompanying metadata in XML files all bundled up…

Tax matters

Most Print On Demand (POD) services are based in the US – even those that boast UK and other overseas operations. Aside from shipping costs, this can have implications for…