DIY Self-Publishing articles


It’s All About SELF-e

It’s All About SELF-e

Earlier this month Porter Anderson guest posted over on Jane Friedman’s website about an opportunity and program for authors to gain access into the library market in the USA. The program was originally launched by BiblioBoard in conjunction with Library Journal. It’s called SELF-e and it offers indie authors the chance to place e-books in front of


Pronoun (Vook) Announces $3.5m Investment of Capital

Last month we reported that digital publishing platform Vook had rebranded and relaunched as Pronoun. Combining the digital technologies of Byliner and Booklr, which it owns, Pronoun describes itself as an ‘author-friendly’ and ‘author-centric’ book publishing platform with a freemium business model for authors. The platform will provide authors with book creation tools and distribution to all major


Vook Relaunches as Pronoun – A Free Self-Publishing Platform

Vook originally launched in 2009 as a digital content creation platform for e-books. Over the past year Vook has acquired  boutique e-publisher Byliner  and e-book data analysis engine Booklr. Vook has decided to combine the digital technologies of Byliner and Booklr and relaunch itself as an ‘author-friendly’ and author-centric book publishing platform called Pronoun. The


10 Essential Rules for E-Publishing – Haley Osborne | Guest Post

In these days of having technology no more than an arm’s length away, more and more books are finding their way into people’s pockets, purses and briefcases. Entire anthologies and series are often hidden away and pulled from nowhere on public transportation and coffee shops, like novice magic tricks. The key to being read now


FastPencil Back in the Hands of Founder Steve Wilson

Courier Corporation, a large US book manufacturer and content management provider, has agreed a deal to sell its self-publishing service provider and writing community FastPencil back to former owner Steve Wilson. Wilson and Michael Ashley founded FastPencil in 2007, but sold it to Courier six years later for $5 million. While outwardly FastPencil has grown — providing the publishing


Tolino Partners with Neobooks to Launch German Self-Publishing Platform

Self-publishing is nothing new to German authors with solutions providers like Epubli, Xinxii, Neobooks and Meinbestseller already offering a mix of print and e-book publishing services. The Self-Publishing Day Conference was held in Munster on Tuesday and it is now an annual event. It’s estimated that more than 75,000 authors publish books independently in Germany. The German publishing


Books-A-Million Launches Publishing Platform with FastPencil

Retailer Books-A-Million has partnered with Fastpencil to launch an online DIY self-publishing platform called BAM! Publishing. The new website will provide tools for cover and interior design, conversion to both print and e-book formats, and distribution to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore and the Ingram network. The website will also provide professional editing services. Basic


PressBooks – Reviewed

PressBooks is an online publishing tool that lets self-published authors and small publishers create professionally formatted book files for print and e-book editions. The completed files are compatible with all the leading DIY publishing platforms and print services like Amazon’s KDP and CreateSpace, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook Press, Smashwords, Lulu, and Ingram’s Lightning Source and


On Demand Books Launches Self-Publishing Platform: SelfEspress

On Demand Books has launched its own POD and e-book self-publishing platform. The company created and introduced the Espresso Book Machine technology worldwide from 2007 and it has now launched its own self-publishing platform called SelfEspress. But wait. I’m getting a feeling of déjà vu here. Didn’t On Demand Books launch a self-publishing imprint last