Self-Publishing

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ISBNs: The Blame Game

There have been a couple of articles written this month on the subject of ISBNs and their use — or rather non-use — by self-published authors, particularly authors publishing exclusively in e-book form. It’s a subject TIPM has visited a number of times, most notably Ian Lamont’s guest post; How Bowker uses its U.S. ISBN

Not News

Breaking News: An Author Publishes a Book!

I had to park all my work this morning when I came across this news. This is big… it could be really big. I recalled all those dinner parties when people would ask you casually; “Where were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?” and “What were you doing when you heard about  the 9/11 attacks or

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Amazon Is The Reader’s Friend | Intelligence Squared Debate [VIDEO]

In late 2014, Amazon and the publishing house Hachette settled a months-long dispute over who should set the price for e-books. In Amazon’s view, lower prices mean more sales and more readers, and that benefits everyone. But for publishers, the price of an e-book must reflect the investment made, from the author’s advance to a

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Publishing Service Index: January 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for January 2015. We are a little late in presenting the latest ratings and it should be noted that it does not include the most recent review updates for Wingspan Press and Matador. The index also does not reflect the closure of DellArte Press this month (February). It does reflect some

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ISBNs: The Blame Game

There have been a couple of articles written this month on the subject of ISBNs and their use — or rather non-use — by self-published authors, particularly authors publishing exclusively in e-book form. It’s a subject TIPM has visited a number of times, most notably Ian Lamont’s guest post; How Bowker uses its U.S. ISBN

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ISBNs: The Blame Game

There have been a couple of articles written this month on the subject of ISBNs and their use — or rather non-use — by self-published authors, particularly authors publishing exclusively in e-book form. It’s a subject TIPM has visited a number of times, most notably Ian Lamont’s guest post; How Bowker uses its U.S. ISBN

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E-Readers Vs. Print Books

Which is the More Eco-Friendly Choice? Reading just got a whole lot more complicated: Once confined to print materials, today’s readers now have a plethora of devices to choose from to get their literary fix. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, and e-readers are transforming the reading landscape. On the surface, this may seem like a good thing—the

Traditional Publishing

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Looking for Gold | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by looking for reading gold.   “I’m going to Waterstones to look for gold,” I announce to my wife. “You would do better to go to a jeweller for something for me, or pan the rivers of Yukon or South Africa and if the latter I

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Looking for Gold | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by looking for reading gold.   “I’m going to Waterstones to look for gold,” I announce to my wife. “You would do better to go to a jeweller for something for me, or pan the rivers of Yukon or South Africa and if the latter I

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Amazon Is The Reader’s Friend | Intelligence Squared Debate [VIDEO]

In late 2014, Amazon and the publishing house Hachette settled a months-long dispute over who should set the price for e-books. In Amazon’s view, lower prices mean more sales and more readers, and that benefits everyone. But for publishers, the price of an e-book must reflect the investment made, from the author’s advance to a

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Looking for Gold | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by looking for reading gold.   “I’m going to Waterstones to look for gold,” I announce to my wife. “You would do better to go to a jeweller for something for me, or pan the rivers of Yukon or South Africa and if the latter I

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Marketing

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Amazon Announces First Batch of Kindle Scout Titles

In October last year Amazon invited submissions and readers for its Kindle Scout crowdsourcing program. The reader-powered publishing platform has amassed 29,000 reading ‘scouts’ in recent months and yesterday it announced the first batch of ten titles to be published on March 3rd. Authors with successful submissions received a five-year contract, a $1,500 advance and 50% digital royalties, marketing services

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Amazon Announces First Batch of Kindle Scout Titles

In October last year Amazon invited submissions and readers for its Kindle Scout crowdsourcing program. The reader-powered publishing platform has amassed 29,000 reading ‘scouts’ in recent months and yesterday it announced the first batch of ten titles to be published on March 3rd. Authors with successful submissions received a five-year contract, a $1,500 advance and 50% digital royalties, marketing services

Not News

Breaking News: An Author Publishes a Book!

I had to park all my work this morning when I came across this news. This is big… it could be really big. I recalled all those dinner parties when people would ask you casually; “Where were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?” and “What were you doing when you heard about  the 9/11 attacks or

Ratings/Reviews

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ISBNs: The Blame Game

There have been a couple of articles written this month on the subject of ISBNs and their use — or rather non-use — by self-published authors, particularly authors publishing exclusively in e-book form. It’s a subject TIPM has visited a number of times, most notably Ian Lamont’s guest post; How Bowker uses its U.S. ISBN

Opinions/Guest Posts

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Looking for Gold | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by looking for reading gold.   “I’m going to Waterstones to look for gold,” I announce to my wife. “You would do better to go to a jeweller for something for me, or pan the rivers of Yukon or South Africa and if the latter I

Advice

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Breaking News: An Author Publishes a Book!

I had to park all my work this morning when I came across this news. This is big… it could be really big. I recalled all those dinner parties when people would ask you casually; “Where were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?” and “What were you doing when you heard about  the 9/11 attacks or

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