Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Flipback Books and The Future of The Book

Flipback Books and The Future of The Book

I’m always fascinated with quirky new forms of book design and how the envelope of book innovation can be pushed.  The Netherlands has given us a lot of things, from edam cheese, clogs and windmills, as well as some of the best artists in the world, but back in 2009 at Manuscripta – a book

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Getpublished Conference 2011 – May 14th, London

If you are an unpublished writer or considering the path of self-publishing and you live in the UK, then you won’t go too far wrong by booking a ticket to the Getpublished Conference 2011 taking place on Saturday 14th May at Tuke Hall, Regents College, London. The event is billed as ‘A Practical, One-Day Masterclass

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Life is a Rollercoaster | Coming Soon!

It has been a busy week for me on the site and I have been working on several reviews, news updates and developments at POD, Self-Publishing & Independent Publishing. Later this weekend, I will have an update on the twists and turns at Callio Press, a full review of SilverWood Books UK, and some tweeks

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Amazon Introduce Author Interviews@Amazon

Amazon has today introduced “Author Interviews@Amazon”. From the press release: Amazon.com today introduced “Author Interviews@Amazon,” the new author interview series that will be available in a new content destination called The Backstory (www.amazon.com/thebackstory). Author Interviews@Amazon launches with five video interviews, including celebrity chef and James Beard Award-winning Tom Douglas, New York Times bestselling debut author

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Faber Academy Comes to Dublin in July

The renowned Faber Academy in the UK is coming to Dublin in July of this year with ‘Write A Short Story In A Weekend’. The course will take place at the James Joyce Centre and will be presented by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Carlo Gébler and Tobias Hill. Full details on the course and how to enroll on

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The Peregrine Readings | Irish Writers’ Centre

The Irish Writers’ Centre presents The Peregrine Readings, a national tour of prose readings by some of Ireland’s leading writers and poets in both Gaelic and English. It will start on the 26th of April with readings in Irish language. John Connolly, Alex Barclay and Kevin Barry will launch the English-language segment on the 3rd

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Amazon Japan Launches Print-On-Demand Program for Publishers

Image via CrunchBase Amazon Japan has launched a print-on-demand program for publishers. From the press release: Amazon.co.jp today announced a new Print-on-Demand (POD) program for Books, which dramatically expands the selection of titles available to customers and offers publishers a cost-effective way to make the broadest possible range of their authors’ titles available. Using POD

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