Tag: self-publishing

by Julie Keck

1. Pay for play: The ethics of paying for YouTuber coverage (Mike Rose / Gamasutra) 2. Amazon: A friendly giant as long as it’s fed (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. Robots are invading the news business, and it’s great for journalists (Kevin Roose / New York Magazine) 4. Surprise Snapchat experiment shares stories [...] more »

by Miral Sattar

I don’t know when or why I started doing it, but every time I go to a conference I almost always do a minority report and grade the diversity of the attendants that the conference brings in my head. Perhaps it’s because I’m not just a woman, but a woman of color, usually a minority group [...] more »

by Miral Sattar

After a fantastic BEA (Book Expo America), I’ve been digesting the whole Amazon/Hachette battle. I’ve basically come to the conclusion that it’s an incredible time to be a self-published author. The first thing that surprised me is that so much has been misreported about the Amazon/Hachette battle. Amazon and Hachette are negotiating their contract terms, [...] more »

by Hannah Schmidt

Coauthored by Meredith Turk At the Missouri School of Journalism, students are guinea pigs for new innovations, products and processes that are breaking ground in the news and digital spheres. Ten students in Jim Flink‘s Emerging Technologies class had firsthand experience using a curation news application during a live event, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Much at stake in Amazon-HBG fight (Publishers Weekly) 2. Oyster tops half a million titles, looks to get social (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 3. The fight to save endangered e-books (Adi Robertson / The Verge) 4. Should self-publishing authors hire editors, producers and cover designers? (Dana Beth Weinberg / Digital Book World) 5. Why [...] more »

by Carla King

Blurb has long been known for its focus on high-quality, full-color, print-on-demand books, and it also has arguably the easiest-to-use DIY tools for building color books. These two features have long attracted authors despite the prohibitively high cost of color POD. But before the release of new features and services in April, I could only [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. McDonalds Happy Meals now offer e-books instead of toys in the UK (Rachel Pincus / PSFK) 2. Americans still prefer traditional books, despite growth in e-books (Jess Scanlon / Wall Street Cheat Sheet) 3. Want to write a book? Consider these 3 self-publishing options (Matthew Toren / Entrepreneur Magazine) 4. My self-publishing journey: Putting [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Students reading e-books are losing out, study suggests (Annie Murphy Paul / New York Times) 2. Entitle brings Its subscription e-books To e-ink Readers, including the Nook (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 3. Spanish language e-book market comes into its own (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. ‘I should write a book:’ Why authors decide [...] more »

by Laura Caldwell

I’m listening to the audio version my first book, “Burning the Map.” Which means, I’m listening to a talented actor, Piper Goodeve, inhabit the voice and the soul of Casey Evers, a character I wrote long ago, a character I wasn’t sure I’d see (or hear) from again. It’s even more gratifying because I produced [...] 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 »