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9 Facts Everyone Should Know About Book Cover Design – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

9 Facts Everyone Should Know About Book Cover Design – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

We all know that book covers are important. Imagine a person, who is the embodiment of your target audience, as they walk through a bookstore or library. Depending on how big of a library, this person can pass by hundreds of books in a matter of seconds, not once finding a book of their liking.

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Mybestseller Launches Sweek: A Reading and Writing Mobile Platform

Dutch self-publishing company Mybestseller has just launched a reading and writing mobile platform. The new venture is not unlike platforms like Wattpad, but also encompasses publishing services with a heavy focus on the smartphone audience. Press Release: New platform Sweek makes reading and writing mobile Mybestseller, one of the market leaders in self-publishing, introduces Sweek, a new

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Publishing Service Index: May 2016

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2016. IngramSpark holds the number one position at the top of the index, marginally increasing the gap on CreateSpace. Matador moves ahead of Smashwords into fourth place and Lightning Source slips below Silverwood Books to ninth place. Please be aware that service provider Original Writing based in Ireland has gone out

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Macmillan Publishers Buys Self-Publishing Platform Pronoun

Macmillan Publishers has announced that it has bought self-publishing platform Pronoun. However, the platform will retain all its staff and move its offices to Macmillan in New York. Pronoun, formerly Vook, will also retain its own branding. From the Press Release: New York, NY – May 25, 2016 – Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun,

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The Ongoing Evolution of Digital Publishing – Rachel Gregory | Guest Post

It’s fair to say that digital publishing is in a state of flux. In the last year, markets shifted drastically. Average ebook prices soared, distribution options simultaneously became fewer and more innovative, retailers tried varied attempts to combat a glut of not-quite-quality-assured content and there was a concerted, industry-wide effort to crack down on piracy.

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Reedsy Release Book Editor Feature – Ricardo Fayet | Guest Post

When I first wrote for the The Independent Publishing Magazine to announce the launch of Reedsy’s marketplace, I mentioned that we were building “this one place where authors will be able to manage all of their collaborations, and all without email, without Word’s constant formatting issues and terrible Track Changes system — without all the

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Self-Publishing and the Internet: New Views on Modern Publishing – Cheryl L. Kennedy | Guest Post

The world of publishing is complex and varied; between vanity publishing and commercial publishing, the tradition of publishing in modern times has no choice but to change with addition and evolution of technology. Hopeful writers have often found themselves sitting under a pile of rejection slips from commercial publishers who do not identify their writing

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IngramSpark Adds New Features to Publishing Platform

Indie publishing platform IngramSpark has added a number of new features for authors and small publishers to its dashboard workflow. The new features were rolled out in the last week and announced in their November newsletter to account holders. Authors will now be able to avail of a e-book conversion service using their original print

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Epigraph Publishing Service – Reviewed

Launched in 2006 by Paul Cohen, New York-based Epigraph Publishing Service is an offshoot of Monkfish Book Publishing — a traditional small press. Epigraph describes its services as a ‘cross-pollination of traditional and self-publishing techniques.’ Epigraph’s primary motivation and mission is to provide authors with creative, financial and legal control while still providing them with

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The Inevitable Publishing Revolution of the Digital Era – Monika Pacyfka Tichy | Guest Post

“Why do publishers fight digital?” This question, asked by many, is answered by Hugh Howey: “Largely due to the fear that they’d lose control of distribution”. Describing how difficult it was for the music industry to adapt to e.g. iTunes, Howey sums it up: “They were right to be worried, of course. These things came

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