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Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing & Printing with Kevin Spall (Thomson-Shore) [VIDEO]

Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing & Printing with Kevin Spall (Thomson-Shore) [VIDEO]

Fifth episode for Radio Espial. Presenter Mick Rooney interviews Kevin Spall, CEO of Thomson-Shore, a printer and self-publishing service provider. We discuss all things publishing, the industry, printing and design, and marketing for indie authors.

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CreateSpace will Close its eStore from the end of October

Few self-published authors ever report many sales from the CreateSpace online store to TIPM. Indeed, very few physical retailers go to the trouble of creating a trade account with CreateSpace to order books for customers. So, it is no surprise that Amazon has decided to pull down the shutters from the end of this month (October,

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Top 7 Hacks to Become a Great Self-Publisher – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Self-publishing is getting more popular every day. More than 30 percent of books on Amazon’s Kindle Store are now self-published, and the number is gradually growing. These authors dominate a number of writing genres, including romance, mystery, and sci-fi, so it’s safe to assume you’ve read at least one book by a self-publisher if you’re

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Content Marketing for Writers – Sarah Saker | Guest Post

Almost every company in the world is hungry for blog content because they know it can increase their search engine rankings and bring customers to their website. However, authors are not all so enthusiastic about content marketing. Is all of this work even worthwhile for an author? What role does content marketing play for writers?

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Common Publishing Legal Issues and How to Avoid Them – Annabelle Short | Guest Post

A business of all types – e-commerce companies, biotech, marketing, and software businesses – each have their own unique history put in place by their founder’s visions and principles. And as unique as their history, each company will also encounter their own legal battles. However, this might be more so the case for publishing companies

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HP and Lightning Source Ink Supplies Partnership

Lightning Source to deploy 24 PageWide Web Presses to deliver speed, quality, and efficiency to their publishers News highlights: Lightning Source names HP PageWide preferred inkjet press provider through 2024 with order of 24 new HP PageWide T240 HD color & mono digital presses, with services and supplies Multi-million dollar deal over seven years is

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Publishing Service Index: September 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for September 2017. Our last index was released in May 2017. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers (now 82) was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months

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Kobo Launches Audio Bookstore

Kobo today announced the launch of its audio bookstore and subscription plans. The new venture is powered by Overdrive. Press Release: Rakuten Kobo today uncovers another dimension of storytelling, adding audiobooks to the Kobo experience and offering booklovers the opportunity to experience the joy of being told a story. Readers can choose audiobooks from across

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Why Writers Should Invest in Personal Brand – Zoe Carter | Guest Post

A writer doesn’t have a purely economic focus. Writing for the sake of writing is always the first goal. However, if you want to turn this into a profession, then you have to make a living out of it. Sooner or later, you’ll start thinking about the financial aspects of your occupation. Let’s be real:

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Radio Espial: Publishing and Self-Publishing with Linda Riesenberg Fisler

This is the fourth episode for Radio Espial, presented by Mick Rooney. This episode features an extended interview with Linda Riesenberg Fisler, indie author and artist. We discuss publishing, media and politics. http://www.lindafisler.com/ http://blindseries.lindafisler.com/  

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