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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Pennies Look After Themselves | Douglas Burcham

Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Pennies Look After Themselves | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by comparing writing with the financial analogy of pennies and pounds.   REF – 1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500: Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, used to say – Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of


Dutch Court Orders e-Book Reseller to Close

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal has ruled that Dutch e-book reseller Tom Kabinet must shut down its website until it can prove that all the books it offers for sale are legally obtained. Third party sellers can upload e-book files to Tom Kabinet, however the company’s verification process was called into question soon after it launched in June 2014 when the Dutch


ALLi Launch Open Up to Indies Campaign

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) has chosen Book Expo America week to launch a campaign to encourage the book trade, literary festivals and book award organisations to ‘open up’ to the self-publishing community. In a week where several book trade CEO’s spoke openly at BEA about the challenges and threats facing the industry (and happily pointed


Merry Christmas From The Independent Publishing Magazine

It’s been a very fruitful year at The Independent Publishing Magazine, and for me personally with the publication of The Memory of Trees. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their support, input, comments, debate and friendship over the past twelve months. The publishing world continues to change and develop, and


HarperCollins CEO Condemns Wylie Agency

The Bookseller is reporting this morning that HarperCollins is the latest large publishing house to voice its opposition to moves by the Wylie Agency to lauch a digital publishing imprint. The Bookseller piece quotes HarperCollins CEO, Victoria Barnsley: “HC will vigorously protect its rights and our authors’ interests by ensuring their work gets to the broadest possible audience.