Monthly Archives: October 2012


LSI UK Proof Email Wording Comes Under Scrutiny

LSI UK Proof Email Wording Comes Under Scrutiny

A UK publisher has raised some concerns about Lightning Source‘s e-proofing system. The publisher, located in the West of England, voiced its concern about the wording used in an email correspondence. Today, PrintWeek ran a news piece after it had access to the contents of the email. From PrintWeek: In an email, seen by PrintWeek, sent by


Anyone Fancy a Random Penguin? It’s A Done Deal! | Penguin Random House (Updated)

Bertelsmann and Pearson have confirmed talks are underway to combine their respective publishing divisions, Random House and Penguin. Some weeks ago on TIPM’s Facebook page I posted that we would soon see some major changes in the publishing industry. The discussions to merge the two largest publishers in the industry is further signs that we are entering a serious


CreateSpace, Smashwords and Author Solutions Dominate Self-Publishing Market | Bowker

Bowker Press Release: [Editor’s Note:  Bowker annually release figures and reports like the one referred to in the press release below, however it should be noted that Bowker only rely on titles with an ISBN, and given that Amazon KDP lists over 200k self-published titles and Smashwords lists 60k titles for 2011 (against Bowker’s claimed


The Future of Publishing – DK Publishing UK

Dorling Kindersley (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It’s always worth giving DK Publishing‘s The Future of Publishing a reprise, now and again… Related articles Self-Publishing Summit planned for November Faber restructures ‘for future growth’ Disgruntled Self-Published Authors Launch Blog Indie Publishing Workshop at HNS London | Video by Richard Denning Amazon ‘charging publishers 20% for e-book VAT’


PubliBook (Ireland) – Reviewed

PubliBook Irelandis an Irish independent publisher providing no-fee contracts and services to authors and corporate clients. Based in Kells, County Meath, the company has recently entered the growing publishing service market in Ireland. The company was established by Bill Sweeney—who has a background in production and educational management and local government—and Gilbert Dawed, a creative