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What to expect when you are publishing on: Barnes & Noble (NOOK) – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

What to expect when you are publishing on: Barnes & Noble (NOOK) – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

The first sentence of the Wikipedia article about Barnes & Noble reads: Barnes & Noble, Inc., is a Fortune 500 company, the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products in the country. That sets the tone. Barnes & Noble is an historic bookstore chain in the US (born in 1886,

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How to Create a Daily Writing Ritual and Stop Procrastinating – Diana Clark | Guest Post

Oh, that sweet procrastination. For many writers, myself included, it is a constant problem that can seriously undermine productivity. When I have a hard time getting started because of procrastination, I try to explain it by a lack of inspiration. You know what I mean, right? Instead of writing, I would engage in various activities,

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The Dark Era of Publishing – Giacomo D’Angelo | Guest Post

It won’t last long, the established companies won’t be happy but most of the people will. I, the content provider (= the entertainment company, like a book publishing house or a film studio or a music label), don’t trust you, my beloved customer. And I don’t want to deliver to you my content as it is.

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BookCore Launch eBook Sales, Review and Ranking Data Web Application for Self-Published Authors

Press release: A new book data tracking service has launched for self published authors and small publishers to automatically collect all of their ebook sales data as well as a wide range of information on their rankings and reviews all in one place. Called BookCore, it is a web application that presents all of the

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Why your writing is repeatedly rejected and how to handle it – Brenda Berg | Guest Post

Dealing with rejections can be one of the most frustrating aspects of being a writer. Chances are you’ve spent ages polishing a piece to get it ready for submission, and as far as you’re concerned there’s nothing more than can be done to your article – it’s perfect. Then in comes the rejection from editor;

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Essential Editing Stages a Self-Publisher Should Go Through – Sophia Anderson | Guest Post

There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them. – Elie Wiesel It seems like Elie Wiesel conveyed the importance of editing

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London Book Fair 2017: Quantum17 Voices [Video]

Here are some short videos of attendees and speakers sharing their thoughts on the publishing industry at today’s Quantum Conference, part of this year’s London Book Fair. The Quantum programme was refined for 2017 with a renewed focus on consumers, audiences, partnerships, actionable insights and inspiration.

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Purpose-led by Design – Max du Bois | Guest Post

Publishers’ brands are under attack from all sides. The tectonic shifts the sector is undergoing have been brought on by a combination of increased competition, mainly in the form of consolidations balanced at the other end of the spectrum by nimble pop up publishers, and digital disruption. Now more than ever, publishers need to focus

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An Author’s Risk: A Publishing Trip Abroad – D. J. Adamson | Guest Post

D. J. Adamson recently interviewed award winning author Laurie Stevens to find out how she found a successful publishing home in Germany, which then garnered her an agent in the United States.   There is no single market on the web. Nor is there only one way for an author to sell their work. The internet is challenging traditional

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Publishing Service Index: February 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for February 2017. Our last index was released back in December 2016. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months the changes were very modest,

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