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How Technology is Affecting the Writing Industry – Laura Thompson | Guest Post

How Technology is Affecting the Writing Industry – Laura Thompson | Guest Post

Technology has reshaped our lives in a drastic way. Looking back on the technological advancements of the last few decades, we can’t help but be astonished by the giant leaps humanity has made and we can’t help but wonder what else there is in store for us. From solar energy to self-driving cars, from AI


Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing and Technology with Paul Cohen (Monkfish and Epigraph) [VIDEO]

Paul Cohen of Monkfish and Epigraph Publishing joined presenter Mick Rooney on Radio Espial to discuss all things publishing, self-publishing, digital publishing and technology.


From PubIt! to Nook Press: It is Now Barnes & Noble Press

It started as PubIt! in 2010, and by late 2013 became Nook Press. Retailer Barnes & Noble has struggled with its online self-publishing platform for quite some time. Standby, we have another iteration and rebranding just announced to publishers and authors. Meet Barnes & Noble Press. The link explains what is ‘new’. But in the


Amazon’s CreateSpace Lay Off More Staff in its Full Service Division

Amazon’s self-publishing service, CreateSpace, is laying off staff in its editing, marketing and design division in July because the company is getting out of the business of offering full service options to indie authors. The layoffs will mostly affect customer service positions. Amazon’s long-term plan looks to be to roll the operations of CreateSpace into Kindle


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:


Publishing Service Index: December 2017 [with notes]

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for December 2017. Our last index was released in September 2017. The index continues to shrink and the latest index sees the final departure of five companies. Frankly, they were bottom of the pile service providers. So, I shed no tears. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found


Macmillan will Close Self-Publishing Platform Pronoun in January 2018

Macmillian purchased the self-publishing platform Pronoun in May 2016 and it offered some very favourable terms for indie authors. Despite growth and increased popularity, the platform has stopped taking new author accounts and will close in January 2018. The announcement was made on the Pronoun website on November 6th. Two years ago Pronoun set out


3 Tips for Mastering Self-Publishing – Liam McDonnell | Guest Post

Liam McDonnell is UX and Creative Manager at Pixartprinting If you’ve never gone through it before, the world of self-publishing can be a crazy, hectic, overwhelming experience. Whether you’re the writer, the publisher or the marketer, there are many different components you need to consider to pull off a successful book launch. From the content to the


Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing & Printing with Kevin Spall (Thomson-Shore) [VIDEO]

Fifth episode for Radio Espial. Presenter Mick Rooney interviews Kevin Spall, CEO of Thomson-Shore, a printer and self-publishing service provider. We discuss all things publishing, the industry, printing and design, and marketing for indie authors.

Top 7 Hacks to Become a Great Self-Publisher – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Self-publishing is getting more popular every day. More than 30 percent of books on Amazon’s Kindle Store are now self-published, and the number is gradually growing. These authors dominate a number of writing genres, including romance, mystery, and sci-fi, so it’s safe to assume you’ve read at least one book by a self-publisher if you’re