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One Stop Self-Publishing Conference 2010 – Review (Part Two)

One Stop Self-Publishing Conference 2010 – Review (Part Two)

The afternoon session of the One Stop Self-Publishing Conference began with a keynote address by Benji Bennett, author and self-publisher of Before You Sleep, the first of a series of books inspired by Adam, his four year old son he lost as a result of a brain tumour. If there is one thing Benji Bennett’s


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


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


Robert Mauro on Publish America and CreateSpace

Sometimes when I carry out research for work I post here, I end up going off on multiple tangents. In reviewing a publishing service, depending on the company, it can take days/weeks while I source information on publishing packages; a history of company directors; looking at business strategies; as well as reviewing books and authors

rjcommunications – Reviewed has the name every author solutions service would love to have got their hands on. Company founder Ron Pramschufer, a veteran of the print and publishing industry and author of the widely popular self-publishing guide, Publishing Basics – a Guide for the Small Press and Independent Self-Publisher (Navigating the Self Publishing Minefield), proved to


Irish Author Paul Reid One of Four Novelist To Be Published by AmazonEncore

We may still consider Amazon one of the leading online retailers, but today’s announcement from their Seattle headquarters reinforces the status and development of Amazon as a publisher in their own right. Four novels will be published this spring by Amazon’s own imprint, AmazonEncore, and all of them were entries in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough