Digital Content Management? Whaaat?

Yeah, digital content management. It looks like a random collection of corporate buzzwords, like I’m about to start talking about shifting paradigms or something. In reality, though, digital content management is a way that Everything But The Book can save an established author a TON of time and effort.

So, imagine this scenario… you’re a reasonably successful indie author, to the point where this is your career. Congratulations! It’s hard to get to that point! You have… oh, let’s say 10 books, novellas, serials, etc available to your adoring fans. And you have a new release coming out! Woohoo!

You are going to want links to your new release in the back of your entire catalog. (Affiliate links if possible… see previous blog post) Let’s assume that you just stuck with the big five, so your 10 books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Google. The links have to be different for each vendor, obviously, so you’re looking at 50 individual files that need to be tweaked with that new release. But your copy edits just came back, you know that social media time with your fans is important, and you haven’t packed yet for that conference in a couple of days!

Long story short, mass updates like that are a tedious slog. I rarely hear my author friends talk about all the time they have, and frankly, unless you have the ability to dig into HTML coding in an EPUB, you’re taking your own life in your hands by even messing with it. So, that’s where I come in! Feel free to click over to the Pricing page, and see what EBTB can do for you to save you time that you’d rather be spending writing! (Or relaxing, God forbid…)

Talk to you next time!

Dallas Hodge

Are you using affiliate links?

If the answer is no, stop reading this right now, and go sign up at Amazon, BN, iBooks, Kobo, AllRomance, etc. FREE MONEY.

Of course, if you have no idea what an affiliate link is, here goes. In the back of your books, hopefully you have back matter that includes purchase links to your other books. (If not, that’s what I’m here for as well!) If you make these links into affiliate links, then any time someone clicks on one of your links, you get a tiny percentage, a referral fee, of what that person buys from that vendor for the next 24 hours, at least in Amazon’s case.

These are tiny amounts of money, but if you’re selling thousands of books, those clicks can add up in a hurry, and also, there is ZERO cost for participating in these programs, other than the time it takes to set it all up. Which can be significant, unfortunately.

This is one of the many services I offer. I can gladly help you set up the various affiliate programs for an hourly consulting rate, and then format those links into your existing books for a flat fee, generally $15 per book per vendor.

Happy money making, authors! Talk to you again soon… Dallas Hodge