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The Book Channel: TV Vanity or A Break For Authors?

The Book Channel: TV Vanity or A Break For Authors?

The Book Channel is a satellite TV channel that launched in 2009 and broadcasts its show three times a week on SKY and Freesat, as well as on their Youtube channel and website. Each show is presented by author Tina Bettison and features three interviews with authors talking about their books and there is also

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Bowker Statistics 2009: Non-traditional Means Now The Majority Path For Authors

The latest 2009 statistical report released by R.R. Bowker today is a real eye-opener. The total amount of titles produced last year was 1,052,803, and significantly, 764,448 of that overall figure came from what Bowker describe as non-traditional channels – a mix of micro-publishers, self-publishers and reprints of public domain titles. In simple terms, 2010

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Self-Publishing Reasons To Be Cheerful – Part 2

There are many variables and choices along the self-publishing road, whether an author decides to use author solutions companies like AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Infinity, Xlibris, Mill City Press or the many others using POD (print on demand) technology. Some publishing overlords will snipe from the hedgerow on our road and argue and catcall to us that

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Author Solutions Announce Kindle Deal with Amazon

On the same day Smashwords announced a deal to have their premium ebook catalogue listed in the new Apple iBookstore, Author Solutions Inc (ASI) announced a deal with Amazon to have books published through iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford and AuthorHouse available on the Kindle ereader. From the press release below authors will take it as read that

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Harlequin & Thomas Nelson: Harlots Of The New Publishing Industry?

Today’s announcement by Harlequin, a division of Toronto-based Torstar Corporation and one of the USA’s top romance genre publishers, to launch their paid-publishing imprint, Harlequin Horizons, follows on from last week’s announcement of their partnership with leading self-publishing service provider, Author Solutions Inc, to launch a digital-only publishing imprint, Carina Press. Today’s news of Harlequin’s

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Author Solutions & Smashwords Sign Ebook Distribution Deals With Sony

Sony Electronics has signed deals with self-publishing behemoth Author Solutions and ebook platform Smashwords to distribute their ebooks through Sony’s own online epub portal. This has the potential to be a huge step forward for self-publishing authors using the family of companies owned by Author Solutions. They include iUniverse, AuthorHouse, Xlibris, Trafford and Wordclay. Exact

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No Advance or Be Damned – Part 1

I am going to say something which may ruffle a few feathers, both from traditionally published authors and authors who have self-published but are looking to break into mainstream publishing through their own endeavours. Your perspective publisher declares ‘NO ADVANCE OR BE DAMNED’. Would you politely decline the publisher’s contract offer without any advance and

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Self-Publishing Reasons To Be Cheerful – Part 2

There are many variables and choices along the self-publishing road, whether an author decides to use author solutions companies like AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Infinity, Xlibris, Mill City Press or the many others using POD (print on demand) technology. Some publishing overlords will snipe from the hedgerow on our road and argue and catcall to us that

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