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Edinburgh Publishing Conference, June 2014, with Cory Doctorow

“Disruption in the Publishing Industry” Friday, 20th June Business School, University of Edinburgh http://edinpubconf.net Following the success of last year’s Edinburgh Publishing Conference, we’re running it again with a exciting set of speakers. To name but three: Cory Doctorow, Ian Ritchie and me!

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10 Things You May Not Know About Ebook Prices

How much should you pay for an ebook? $9.99? $0.99? $0? And how much should you price your ebooks? I’m going to tell you what people have actually paid for their ebooks, based on some hard data from Luzme. You can set the price of your book to be anything you want; what really matters…

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New Country: Spain

I’ve added a new country, Spain. If you’re interesting following the stores in Spain, then please go to your settings and activate the stores there.

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v5.1: Redesign and new country, Germany

I’ve recently uploaded a new release (v5.1.0) New Design V5 brings a new design; and I hope you like it. Please take a minute to check your settings; you have total control over which stores you follow, so if you’re getting alerts for stores or countries you don’t expect, then please just go to your…

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Luzme on front page of cnet.com!

Last week, I was absolutely delighted to find that an article about Luzme was on the front page of cnet.com! Link to the article on cnet.com

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It’s going to be harder to sell ebooks in Europe in 2015

I’m working on a project to enable a UK-based author do direct worldwide ebook sales of their own works. Selling ebooks in Europe is an important part of that worldwide market. And, given that this is a UK-based project, we need to comply with the relevant VAT rules. If the customer is in the EU,…

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Martin Walker: “Bruno, Chief of Police”

The “Bruno, Chief of Police” series is set in deepest rural France, and Martin Walker’s love and knowledge of the area shine through. He describes a France populated by real people, trying to maintain their way of life despite a constant battle with the bureaucrats from Brussels attempting to enforce their rules of homogeneity. It’s…

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10 Reasons I Hate Your Ebook Metadata

You’re in charge of the ebook metadata for your ebook store or publisher. I run Luzme, the ebook search site. Why don’t you make it easy for me to put your ebooks in front of readers who want to buy them? Here’s 10 ways you make it hard! (I won’t share the names to protect…

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Countdown to CrimeFest #1: Quentin Bates, “Frozen Out”

I’m going to CrimeFest at the end of May, really looking forward to it. I love reading good international crime fiction and this has a great lineup. I’m going to feature a few of the attending authors, and say just why I like them. So here goes with the first… Quentin Bates is a new…

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New Release: v4.3.0

I’ve just uploaded a new release to the Luzme website (v4.3.0). What’s New? Watch Author for new books If you want to know when your favourite author is releasing a new book, just add them to your AuthorAlert list. We’ll tell you about their new releases. Add next book in series to your Watchlist Now,…

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