Launch of “Mindfulness of a Fly on the Wall” takes it to #2!

Even though we broke temperature records in Waterdown (42 degrees C), Stephen Gregory Brown’s book launch was a success. The official launch included our 2-hour event at the Oh Canada Day Festival plus a 5-day FREE Kindle download promo, plus a lot of sharing on social media, leading up to the launch day.

Thanks to all those who bought the book. Stephen is thrilled with the launch and is excited about writing a sequel.

(Below pics from top to bottom: Susan Brown Doucette hides behind the sign; Author, Stephen Gregory Brown (left) and Publisher, Robert J. Morrow; Director of Client Relations (left), Susan Gogishvili & Susan Brown Doucette; Susan and Robert; the set up in 42 degree weather)

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A lending library for ebooks

Draft2Digital.com is one of the fastest growing partners in the self-publishing world. Their recent foray into ebook lending is another step in the right direction for authors. In order to participate, just sign up at Draft2Digital.com. Here’s the pitch:

Most public libraries lend ebooks using a practice called One Copy, One User (OCOU). This is just like lending a physical book, in that the library purchases a copy of the ebook, and once a reader checks it out, it has to be returned before another reader can get their hands on it.

That means that unlike a traditional sales channel (such as Kobo or Apple Books), only one reader can discover your book at a time, you only make one sale.

As Draft2Digital expands and improves its library distribution, we’re adding a new option that can help more readers discover your work: Cost Per Checkout (CPC).

CPC allows libraries to have access to the same title for more than one user. Instead of a fixed price, libraries gain access to your books and pay 1/10 of the book’s full purchase price, each time it is loaned out. Unlike OCOU, where only one reader can check your book out at a time and libraries may only purchase a single copy of your book, CPC allows for unlimited checkouts that are paid per use—which can add up quickly!

This allows libraries to take risks on which books to include in their system, increasing the chances of a reader discovering your work, and increasing your revenue opportunities!

You don’t have to worry about turning this on—CPC and OCOU are both enabled by default for library distribution channels, and you are automatically receiving the benefits of both. If you’d prefer to disable CPC, however, you can do so by visiting our new Library Pricing page, or by visiting Advanced User Options on your My Account page.

New book on Retiring Wealthy to be published in July

Our newest author, Christine Zabel, is well-known Toronto finance coach.  She has been licensed as a financial advisor for over twenty years and has seen many situations where families and individuals have made bad choices financially. With the last group of baby boomers heading into retirement, and the upcoming X,Y and Millenial generations looking to do things better, Christine has put together vital information for making decisions today that will have a positive impact on your retirement years.

Sunao Publishing is proud to be involved with Christine’s debut book and while editing and formatting are continuing, a date of late July has been allocated for publication. The above is the working cover in use at the moment but that may change.

If you would like to pre-order a copy of Christine’s book, please email publisher@sunaopublishing.com with “Retire Wealthy” as the subject, and we’ll send you a FREE copy upon publication. 

Should you produce an audio version of your book?

Audiobook publishing is a great business these days. Currently the fastest growing piece of the publishing industry, audiobooks are on everyone’s minds and in everyone’s ears. To monitor that trend, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) conducts an annual sales survey that provides important information about unit and dollar sales along with the number of titles published.  more

Draft2Digital announces Author Pages

Draft2Digital is one of our promotion partners, allowing books to be sold in various formats (Kindle, Kobo, Barnes & Nobel, Nook, etc.) They are constantly updating their site to improve their service to authors. Here’s a recent one about Author pages.

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Stephen Gregory Brown launches “Fly” book at OH Canada Eh! Festival

Announcing the official launch of Stephen Gregory Brown’s debut book “Mindfulness of the Fly on the Wall”. Steve and I will be at the Waterdown Oh Canada Day Ribfest from 1-3pm on Sunday, July 1st, in the Nickelbrook VIP tent.
Stephen will be signing books and the first 10 people will receive a FREE Sunao publication from one of our other authors!
If you can’t attend, or would rather own an ebook, you can download “Mindfulness of a Fly on the Wall” for FREE for the next 5 days, beginning at midnight Thursday night to midnight Tuesday, July 2nd. Limited time only.
If you’re a friend of Steve’s or just like to support indie authors, please go to Amazon and download the FREE copy regardless of whether you plan on reading it or not. The first five days of sales will boost Stephen to #1 if enough people download the book. No gimmicks. No follow up, It’s FREE!   
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