Tag: self-publishing

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 »

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 »