Monthly Archives: September 2012


Writer Beware ® Blogs!: Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica Dismissed

Writer Beware ® Blogs!: Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica Dismissed

Writer Beware ® Blogs!: Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica Dismissed I reported earlier this week on TIPM’s Facebook page that the class action lawsuit taken against PublishAmerica in June of this year was dismissed earlier this month.You can file the officially filed decision of the case here. WriterBeware has the full details, but in essence, it’s


The Future of Publishing 2020: Translation and Publishing in the 21st Century

In my last article on TIPM, I talked about how digitalization and The Self-Publishing Honeypot has helped transform publishers from the role of curator and educator to one of facilitator and provider. The transformation is far from complete, and many within the industry—in spite of digitalization heralding the age of disintermediation and the rise of


Fancy A Coffee and A Book?

Hillcrest Media, parent company of self-publishing service Mill City Press and several traditional imprints, have formed a partnership with Dunn Bros Coffee to create an online bookstore called CoffeeandBooks. The new venture will also have an in-store presence across the midwest and south regions of the USA and  is now accepting authors eager to challenge the traditional bookselling model.   CoffeeandBooks is


CWA Introduce Manuscript Critique Service

The UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has moved into the writers’ services market with the launch of its Manuscript Assessment Service. Writers, including non-members of the CWA, will now be allowed to submit full or partial manuscripts for critical assessment by an experienced member or associate member who is an agent or editor.   The CWA stated:


Guest Post | Book Reviews: Seeking The Elusive Truth

Amidst the recent book review scandals, which have tarnished the whole industry and made readers question the source and validity of many book reviews, Leslie Ramey, co-founder of Grub Street Reads, asks if now is the time for an impartial review system and  seal of approval. She presents another option for readers and authors.     It’s


There’s A Hole In My Sock Puppet | Radio Litopia’s Naked Book

There’s A Hole In My Sock Puppet Sock puppets of the world look on.  This week The Naked Book interviewed puppet hunter extraordinaire the thriller writer Jeremy Duns. Duns exposed crime-writer R J Ellory last week, and he has been seeking the truth about Stephen Leather’s anonymous accounts and activities since Harrogate. But who is


Birth of a Book: how a hardback book is made | Telegraph UK

“For this mesmerising exclusive video, Glen Milner visited Smith Settle bookbinders near Leeds, where the owners, Don Walters and Tracey Thorne, allowed him to film the making of the 17th Slightly Foxed book, Suzanne St Albans’s memoir Mango and Mimosa, from start to finish. Here, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the printing plates, the


Matador Launch New e-Book Services

Self-publishing service provider Matador has launched a new suite of e-book-only production and marketing services. The e-book services can be used on their own or alongside an author’s printed books and the services include copyediting, proofreading, file conversion, bespoke cover design, bibliographic data set-up and management via ONIX for Books (an industry standard protocol communication tool)


Book Review: The Publishing Business: From p-books to e-books by Kelvin Smith

The Publishing Business: From p-books to e-books (Kelvin Smith) Readers of The Independent Publishing Magazine will know that we don’t do many book reviews here. In fact, over a period of five years, I think we have reviewed less than six books, and two of those reviews were editions of Mark Levine’s Fine Print of Self-Publishing.