Tag: distribution

by Miral Sattar

At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is: “How much will self-publishing really cost me?” Because the book publishing industry is one of the last industries to go digital, it’s going through a quick transition. As a result of this shift, authors no longer need to go [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

At the recent Collab/Space 2012 event, more hands shot up when Journalism Accelerator’s Emily Harris asked who was interested in generating revenue than for any other question. Clearly, there’s big interest in collaborating to earn money. Here, then, are some pointers on collaborating to earn revenue and otherwise improve business performance. Share The Pie to [...] more »

by Tiffany Shlain

Alfred Hitchcock said a film is made three times: when you write it, when you shoot it, and when you edit it. Today there’s a fourth: when you distribute it. With all the new technologies and D.I.Y. opportunities available to reach people with your project in fresh and exciting ways, you get to be just [...] more »

by Carla King

Whether you’re a self-publisher or a large publishing house, you’re probably dealing with six to a dozen online retailers to sell your e-books. There are the big players like Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Borders; online bookstores like Diesel and Powell’s; and perhaps even specialty retailers like AllRomanceeBooks.com. But several companies offer go-between services [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Some investigative journalists have been resistant to change in their profession, but hard times at newspapers have brought about a new sense of experimentation and collaboration. That is evident at the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and its new California Watch project, which attracted major foundation funding from the James Irvine Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and [...] more »

by Jason Feinberg

As the music industry continues to evolve and search for a sustainable and profitable business model, the direct-to-fan (D2F) approach is making great advances, from artists just starting their career up to superstars with massive fan bases. Artists marketing and selling directly to their audience is not necessarily a new or revolutionary concept — one [...] more »