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

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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Publishers Weekly Asks ‘Can Sales Reps Survive?’

Judith Rosen, writing in this morning’s Publishers Weekly, looks at the changing role of sales representatives at large publishing houses and smaller independent presses, asking the question, ‘Can Sales Reps Survive?’ There is a notable mention of independent sales rep, Lise Solomon, who helped the sales push for Pulitizer Prize-winning book, Tinkers, by Paul Harding, published by Bellevue Literary

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Adult Hardback Sales Slump 8.1% For January (AAP)

The Association of American Publishers (AAP)has today reported on book sales for the month of January 2010. Overall sales were down 0.7% compared to January 2009, but the most alarming figure is adult hardback, dropping 8.1%. You can find the report here. New York, NY, March 22, 2010—The Association of American Publishers (AAP) reports for

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