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Troubador Publishing Roll out the Festival Bookshop

Troubador Publishing Roll out the Festival Bookshop

For self-publishing authors, it’s the selling of their books that often proves to be hardest. Many self-publishing companies offer simple print ‘on demand’ distribution through online retailers; a few others offer distribution through ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers. But selling books to readers in a market that is increasingly competitive and dominated by the major publishers

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Damning with Quaint Praise: The Five-Star Descent of Book Criticism into a Children’s Sports Day for Adults – Henry Coburn | Guest Post

Understatement is British. It is ours inherently. It is our nature to describe abject misery as ‘a little bit of a bother’. We can denounce Tony Blair as ‘a tad disingenuous’, Susan Boyle as ‘no oil painting’, and damn eternally someone we despise as ‘not exactly charming’. Ironic litotes is our Excalibur. That is why

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10 Ways Authors Can Collaborate to Sell More Books – Bonnie Baguley | Guest Post

Want to sell more books? Try collaborating with authors in your niche. Collaboration is a powerful tool for growth. Networking with authors in your genre is an invaluable way to reach new readers and build a supportive writer network, especially important in times of self-doubt or rejection. Collaboration leverages the benefits of multiple perspectives, problem-solving

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Self-Publishing Formula: Indie Author David Gaughran [VIDEO]

Self-Publishing Formula recently released their video podcast with champion of indie author justice, David Gaughran. He discusses his start in self-publishing and his observations of the publishing industry and what this means for indie authors. David is correct to point out that the fundamentals of indie publishing have not changed much since 2011. Other topics included in this broadcast include:

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The Main Problems for Self-Published Authors – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Ever since the rise of the Internet, the publishing industry is no longer the same. Sure, famous A-list authors still have their teams of editors, publishers, legal experts, and marketers. However, if you don’t belong to that category, then you don’t really need a huge team standing behind your work. You can do everything alone.

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Salt Publishing Ends Single-Author Poetry Collections Following Market Value Decline

One of the UK’s most vibrant and independent poetry and fiction publishers, Salt Publishing, has this week announced that it is abandoning its single-author poetry collections. Director of Salt Publishing, Chris Hamilton-Emery, explained the decision to the Guardian UK online: “We’ve seen our sales [of single-author collections] decline by over a quarter in the past

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