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Second Class Action Suit Filed Against Author Solutions

Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, the law firm which previously filed a class-action suit against Author Solutions, announced earlier this week that it has just filed a second class-action suit. Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart has filed a class action suit against Author Solutions, a major self-publishing house owned by Penguin Random House. Unlike every other traditional publisher, Author

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Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather

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TIPM Q&A Interview: Sarah Taylor – Troubador Publishing

This is the second of our TIPM Q&A interviews featuring people from the publishing industry with a particular focus on The Future of Publishing today. This week TIPM caught up with Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager at Troubador Publishing, Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine and co-organiser of the Self-Publishing Conference UK.  Sarah joined Troubador in 2010

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Second Class Action Suit Filed Against Author Solutions

Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, the law firm which previously filed a class-action suit against Author Solutions, announced earlier this week that it has just filed a second class-action suit. Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart has filed a class action suit against Author Solutions, a major self-publishing house owned by Penguin Random House. Unlike every other traditional publisher, Author

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Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather

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PressBooks – Reviewed

PressBooks is an online publishing tool that lets self-published authors and small publishers create professionally formatted book files for print and e-book editions. The completed files are compatible with all the leading DIY publishing platforms and print services like Amazon’s KDP and CreateSpace, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook Press, Smashwords, Lulu, and Ingram’s Lightning Source and

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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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Man Booker International Prize 2015: Final Ten Authors Announced

Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.   The authors come from ten countries with six new nationalities included on the list for the first time. They are from

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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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Man Booker International Prize 2015: Final Ten Authors Announced

Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.   The authors come from ten countries with six new nationalities included on the list for the first time. They are from

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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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Kobo Owner Rakuten Set to Take Over Distribution Platform OverDrive

Kobo parent company Rakuten will sign off on a deal worth $410 million to purchase digital publishing platform OverDrive in April. OverDrive is a library lending service which supplies e-books, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers across the world. Rakuten described the purchase as ‘phase two, giving Rakuten access to the e-book borrowing

Marketing

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Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather

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Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather

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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

Ratings/Reviews

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PressBooks – Reviewed

PressBooks is an online publishing tool that lets self-published authors and small publishers create professionally formatted book files for print and e-book editions. The completed files are compatible with all the leading DIY publishing platforms and print services like Amazon’s KDP and CreateSpace, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook Press, Smashwords, Lulu, and Ingram’s Lightning Source and

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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Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather

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