Author Archives: Mick Rooney

Diggory Press Case Update – Saturday 13th September, 2008

I came across a short piece published in The Guardian newspaper this saturday by consumer rights reporter Tony Levene. It will be of interest to those who have being following the Diggory Press case. You can find the published piece by following the enclosed web address. http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/sep/13/9 The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

Perseus Book Group Offers POD Service to Independent Publishers

Small presses and independent publishers are being given a greater opportunity to utilise Print-On-Demand technology by the Perseus Book Group. The Perseus Book Group are one of the largest independent publishers of books, including the imprints Basic Books and Vanguard Press. It provides services such as sales, marketing and distribution to more than 300 independent

Ebook Readers Reach Out to the School Classroom

There has been much talk in the publishing world about the evolution of electronic book readers and what impact they will ultimately have on the print media in general. It remains to be seen if these Ebook readers will do for print media, book publishers and online retailers, what the Ipod has done for the

Amazon Buys Shelfari

It has been announced that Amazon has bought Shelfari, a bookworm social networking site. At Selfari, both authors and avid readers alike can list their own, or other books they have read/written on their ‘virtual bookshelf’. The site is heavily discussion and review driven and much of what I have seen there is already available

The Advance that Never Was

Cate, daughter-in-law of 93 year old author, Lorna Page, yesterday clarified the story which has been filling the media over the past few days. Cate’s original press release is available from the BBC site and clearly shows that no advance was ever claimed to have been paid to Ms Page for her book in her

Authorhouse – £310,000 advance!

In light of my next posting about what POD published books sell best, I thought the article which appeared in this morning’s Daily Telegraph very interesting. It would appear that POD publisher Authorhouse has paid out author Lorna Page a substancial advance for her novel ‘A Dangerous Weakness’. A quick check on amazon.co.uk adds further

POD Publishers – Top 5 Book Sales

In my next article, I plan to look at five big-hitters in POD publishing and examine what books actualy sell best in this particular field. The industry itself suggests DIY, Self-Help, Cookery, Spiritual/Religious and Politics are the main sellers. In effect, that fiction is really a no-go for POD authors. Well, lets see. Article in

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Outskirts Press – Reviewed

Outskirts Press was founded in 2002 by Brent Sampson and has quickly grown into one of the leading group of Print-on-demand publishers and providers of book publishing solutions. Based in Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press was recognised as the third fastest growing privately held company in Colorado. Sampson himself has proved to be a widely successful

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