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Blurb Launch Magazine and Brochure Services

Blurb Launch Magazine and Brochure Services

Image via CrunchBase Self-publishing platform Blurb has launched two new services for authors and businesses, Blurb Magazine and Blurb Brochure. The services will be available via Adobe InDesign plug-in and offer both print-on-demand and e-book formats. The services will eventually be available using Blurb’s publishing tools, but the initial launch is intended to target businesses and photographic


Lost in Translation: Fifty Shades Gets the Chinese Snip | Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

The Chinese book market is embracing foreign language titles from the USA, UK and Japan at a growing rate. Currently, 4% of all new titles in China are translations. The figures were revealed following yesterday’s 26th International Rights Directors’ Meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012. Wuping Zhao, Vice President of the Shanghai Translation Publishing House, spoke about the strength

Dutch Publisher A.W. Bruna | The Story Nobody Tells by Timo Boezeman | FutureBook

Timo Boezeman of Dutch publishing house, A. W. Bruna, tells us the story of what a modern publisher does over on FutureBook. “That we are experiencing turbulent times in the book world, is common knowledge to us all. The financial crisis, digitisation of our titles, foreign companies entering our markets and the growing trend of


Blurb Adds Enhanced e-Book Tools to Booksmart Software

Blurb’s Free Bookmaking Tools Now Output Rich Media Ebooks in Addition to Printed Books Press release: Blurb®, the creative publishing platform, today announced that new versions of its award-winning BookSmart, Bookify and InDesign® Plug-In creation tools will enable customers to simply and easily convert their new or existing print files to ebooks, adding video, audio


Book Review: The Publishing Business: From p-books to e-books by Kelvin Smith

The Publishing Business: From p-books to e-books (Kelvin Smith) Readers of The Independent Publishing Magazine will know that we don’t do many book reviews here. In fact, over a period of five years, I think we have reviewed less than six books, and two of those reviews were editions of Mark Levine’s Fine Print of Self-Publishing.


Indie Publishers Back Agency Model, Criticize DoJ Deal | Publishers Weekly

Indie Publishers Back Agency Model, Criticize DoJ Deal: “Nine independent publishers have combined to file joint comments objecting to the pending settlements of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster related to e-book pricing. The publishers noted that while they continue to sell e-books under the wholesale model, they have


Booktango Increase Royalty Program For New and Existing Authors

Author Solutions today announced an extended royalty offer for existing and new authors to its DIY e-book publishing platform, Booktango. The offer will continue for new authors signing up with Booktango until July 4th. From the press release: Authors Earn Maximum E-Book Royalties With Booktango Authors Who Publish by July 4, 2012 Using Booktango’s DIY