Tag: self-publish

by Carla King

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this “Netflix for books” model affect the self-publishing industry? Is Kindle Unlimited the best, or should self-publishers join the Scribd or Oyster programs instead? How do you get in? Read on for a comparison [...] more »

by Miral Sattar

The book publishing industry is going through a huge transition. It’s easier than ever to get a book out into the world. All the resources you need to publish a book are available you. You no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers (publishers) to publish a quality book. Because it’s so easy to [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ won’t back down on Apple, e-book publishers antitrust lawsuit (Washington Post) 2. Penguin to acquire self-publishing firm Author Solutions for $116M (WSJ) 3. Romance writer dominates self-published bestsellers list (GalleyCat) 4. An argument against e-book subscriptions (Huffington Post) 5. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Justice Department may be ready to sue Apple and five publishers in price-fixing case (PaidContent) 2. PayPal asks some e-book distributors to ban books with “obscene” themes (Globe and Mail) 3. Random House triples e-book prices for libraries (Annoyed Librarian) [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Who chooses what gets sold in digital bookstores? (Huffington Post) 2. Did Apple go too far with rejection of writer’s e-book? (ReadWriteWeb) 3. E-book production outpaces hardbacks (eBookNewser) 4. How Sony got clobbered by Amazon in the e-reader war (Fast [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Barnes & Noble unveils a $199 tablet (MSN Money) 2. Amazon removes thousands of digital titles in dispute (New York Times) 3. Author of self-published web comic raises more than $1 million from fans (Guardian) 4. New site helps you [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin discontinues library-book downloads for Kindle users (PCWorld) 2. International publisher alliance shuts down piracy site (The Bookseller) 3. Whitney Houston’s death triggers flood of new Kindle e-book releases (Los Angeles Times) 4. UK magazine publishers report e-edition sales with [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. 2012 marks the rise of new e-book tools (Forbes) 2. Self-published crime writer is Kindle’s most popular author (The Telegraph) 3. Rogue self-publishers adding XXX material to Nook and Kindle online stores (PC Magazine) 4. Would you buy digital books [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. TV news starts covering SOPA after fleet of major sites go dark (TV Newser) 2. Did the anti-SOPA protests work? (PC World) 3. Apple unveils iBooks Author, an app for easy self-publishing (GigaOm) 4. Why the news industry should mimic [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self publishing 1. Barnes & Noble eyes Nook spin-off amid sales shortfall (ZDNet) 2. Which e-books are most borrowed from libraries, and why? (paidContent) 3. New Yorker gets Nooked (MinOnline) 4. USA Today becomes latest publisher to embrace Kindle Fire with custom app (paidContent) Sign up for our weekly [...] more »