Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Hampton Roads Latest Publisher to Launch Self-Publishing Imprint

Hampton Roads Latest Publisher to Launch Self-Publishing Imprint

Hampton Roads Publishing, in a collaborative endeavour with Hierophant, Red Wheel/Weiser Conari, have formed Turning Stone Press – a self-publishing service. Significantly, unlike previous new self-publishing services, this looks like an in-house staffed collaboration rather than a publishing house outsourcing to a company like Author Solutions. It looks expensive, but I’ll take a closer look at this latest

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iBooks Author Review | TechRadar

Gary Marshall, over on TechRadar.com, has a nuts and bolts review of Apple’s new iBooks Author tool for the creation of textbooks. Now that the dust has settled after yesterday’s announcement, I’m not at all convinced that this new tool for self-publishers is a serious rival to Amazon’s Kindle publishing program. You need to ‘click-off’

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The Book Producers (The Author’s Friend) – Reviewed (Updated Jan 2012)

This publishing service is currently undergoing an identity crisis. TAF Publishing now comes under The Book Producers Ltd. I’m trying to decipher this maze of Russian Dolls, wrapper by wrapper – who left who – who runs what, and just exactly what it means for self-published authors. The Book Producers fully relaunched in September 2012 and is run

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Arima Publishing UK – Reviewed (Updated Jan 2012)

Arima Publishing is a UK self-publishing service based in Suffolk, England. The company offer authors ‘global publishing services’. Arima follow the business strategy most UK-based companies take and call it as it is for authors wanting to self-published a book. To be fair, Arima make no pretensions about being a grandiose publishing company. Writing a book is a

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HarperCollins Launches Backlist Print/POD Program | Shelf Awareness

HarperCollins Launches Backlist Print/POD Program | Shelf Awareness: “HarperCollins today is launching its Comprehensive Backlist Program that will enable independent bookstores with Espresso Book Machines to promote much of the company’s backlist through a combination of “a core assortment” of printed books on the shelves and in-store “digital-to-print at retail.” The program encompasses thousands of

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Self-Publishing Experiences: Over Streams and Squirrel Woods – Alys Williams

It’s quite a while since we had a post from our self-publishing successes/experiences series. So, today, Alys Williams (pseudonym of author Jenny Thomas) describes her not so good experience with AuthorHouse, and her eventual publication of her beautiful book, Over Streams and Squirrel Woods, a chronicle and memoir of her relationship with her mother during

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