Author Archives: Mick Rooney

Ingram Book Group Respond to Amazon POD strategy

Following Amazon Corporate’s statement to ‘Interested Parties’, John Ingram of the Ingram Group and parent company of Booksurge’s rival Lightning Source, issued a statement from John Ingram about the concerns their publisher costumers are expressing to them. John Ingram said, while “the questions that are being raised about Amazon.com and its Booksurge division don’t directly

Amazon Forces POD Publishers to use Booksurge-Update

Following on from the previous post on Amazon’s moves against POD publishers, here is some more indept information and analysis on the current situation, particularly from Angela Hoy of Writersweekly. http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/004597_03272008.html The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

POD Subsidy Survey – Lynn Osterkamp (thepopulistpublisher)

Currently Lynn Osterkamp is conducting a survey for authors who have used pod subsidy publishers and would like their feed back. You can take part in this survey at the following link; http://www.thepopulistpublisher.com/ Here are my generally posted comments about Lynn’s survey. I’m a little bemused as well about some of the negative criticism. I

Rise of the POD Monster

There is another very interesting article about the rise in POD publishing/Subsidy publishing in the business section of the Guardian Newspaper in England this week. It is written by John Sterlicchi. In his article, he says: “While self-publish companies stress the ease-of-use of their tools there is no doubt that authors – particularly those older

Raider Publishing First Podcast

After a little bit of a delay the first of the Raider Broadcasting Network podcasts is now available on ITunes and on the link provided on the end of this posting. The first show is hosted by Adam Salviani and is called the Writer’s Forum running to about 35 minutes. While Adam does need to

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