Tag: self-publishing

by Carla King

Many tools for self-publishers have gotten so good that they’re maturing to serve groups, co-ops and small press with cloud-based and collaborative features. Here’s a range of tools and services you might consider if you’re growing, or growing out of, your current suite of tools. Remember, you’re not the only one who’s growing — many [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple wants e-book monitor removed (Christopher M. Matthews / Wall Street 2. Why is Hitler’s Mein Kampf topping e-book charts? (Kyle Chayka / TIME) 3. Self-publishing: It takes a village (Lindsay Pyfer / Huffington Post Books) 4. As new services track habits, the e-books are reading you (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 5. [...] more »

by Carla King

The advancement in self-publishing tools and technology is a lot to keep up with, so here’s a roundup of the news that I think mattered most to self-publishers in 2013 and will continue to shape the industry this year. 1. Ingram Spark Gives Amazon CreateSpace a Run for Its Money Ingram Content Group finally launched [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

In a big year for e-books, two behemoths went to court while new services and companies emerged. Apple faced allegations over e-book pricing, calling into question the prices of e-books in general. Amazon went to court over access to e-books but saw its case tossed. New services from Amazon and streaming e-book companies emerged in [...] more »

by Sarah Juckes

It’s Christmas! Time for all you hard-working authors to gorge on mince pies and generally relax, right? Wrong! Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for bookselling, and a really good time to be engaging with people, and letting them know about your book. Here are our top eight things authors can [...] more »

by Julie Keck

Note: This Roundup will be on hiatus until Thursday, January 9th. To stay up-to-date with the final MediaShift stories of 2013, including our “Best of 2013 Series,” subscribe to our MediaShift Daily and Idea Lab Daily. Happy New Year! 1. Entitle takes a different approach to “Netflix for e-books” market (Seth Fiegerman / Mashable) 2. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 4 ways to find readers who love your work (Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant / JaneFriedman.com) 2. Behind Apple’s mutiny against its court-appointed e-books monitor (Roger Parloff / CNN Money) 3. Why do young readers prefer print to e-books? (Matthew Brady / Guardian) 4. Amazon reveals quarter of Kindle ebook sales in US were [...] more »

by Carla King

Authors are choosing to crowdfund their work, and there are now options for them on which platform to use. The question is: Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Pubslush? To explore the pros and cons of those platforms, I interviewed a successful author from each of them to find out why they chose it and how they succeeded. [...] more »

by Carla King

This crowdfunding author success story is part of our PBS MediaShift series on crowdfunding. This author crowdfunding segment is an interview with author Allan Karl who funded his book “FORKS: Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine And Connection” using the Kickstarter platform. Also read about: Pubslush Author Janna Leyde: “He [...] more »

by Carla King

This crowdfunding author success story is part of our PBS MediaShift series on crowdfunding: 3 Successful Authors: 3 Successful Crowdfunding Platforms. This author crowdfunding segment interviews author Penny Rosenwasser who funded her book “Hope into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears” using the Indiegogo platform. Also read about: Pubslush Author Janna Leyde: “He [...] more »