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

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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HP and Lightning Source Ink Supplies Partnership

Lightning Source to deploy 24 PageWide Web Presses to deliver speed, quality, and efficiency to their publishers News highlights: Lightning Source names HP PageWide preferred inkjet press provider through 2024 with order of 24 new HP PageWide T240 HD color & mono digital presses, with services and supplies Multi-million dollar deal over seven years is

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Publishing Service Index: September 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for September 2017. Our last index was released in May 2017. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers (now 82) was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months

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Radio Espial: Publishing and Self-Publishing with Linda Riesenberg Fisler

This is the fourth episode for Radio Espial, presented by Mick Rooney. This episode features an extended interview with Linda Riesenberg Fisler, indie author and artist. We discuss publishing, media and politics. http://www.lindafisler.com/ http://blindseries.lindafisler.com/  

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