Tag: self-publishing

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 »

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 »