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Kobo Writing Life Launches Suite of Vetted Publishing Services

Kobo Writing Life has announced the launch of a number of new “vetted” publishing services, including cover design, ISBNs, eBook conversion and copyrighting. Press release below: Kobo Writing Life Tool Kit Helps Self-Published Authors Cross the Finish Line Author access to advantageous pricing on a variety of publishing services TORONTO, April 13, 2016: Whether it’s due to writer’s block, the

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Reedsy Release Book Editor Feature – Ricardo Fayet | Guest Post

When I first wrote for the The Independent Publishing Magazine to announce the launch of Reedsy’s marketplace, I mentioned that we were building “this one place where authors will be able to manage all of their collaborations, and all without email, without Word’s constant formatting issues and terrible Track Changes system — without all the

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: January | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with some thoughts for January on writing progress and structure, 2015 reading and publishing.   I set out in June 2015 to complete a full self-edit and restructuring of my 300k word Gemini storybook by the end of 2015. Alas, I have failed because I have

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Bertelsmann to Take up PRH Buyout Option with Equity Partner?

Reuters today reported that Bertelsmann media group is moving a step closer to acquiring the remaining 47% of Penguin Random House. In 2012 Bertelsmann and Pearson agreed a deal to merge Random House with Penguin to form Penguin Random House. The merger created the largest global book publisher of two major brands. However, Reuters reports that

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Oyster to Shutter Operations by 2016

Oyster, a leading e-book subscription service launched in 2012, has announced it is to ‘sunset’ its operations by 2016. The company communicated the news in a blog post yesterday and said it will begin contacting account holders over the coming weeks. As we continue on, we couldn’t be more excited about the future of ebooks

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