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Book Republic (Maverick House Publishing) – Overview (Updated 2013)

Book Republic (Maverick House Publishing) – Overview (Updated 2013)

Book Republic was launched in 2010 and describes itself as a ’boutique’ imprint of Irish publisher Maverick House. Based in Dunboyne, Co Meath, Ireland, Book Republic’s operational model of publishing is different in several distinct ways to the standard model of publishing and is similar to Or Books and Publishr, and the now defunct HarperStudio. “What


Miller Rolls The Dice on Publisher Risk

The below video of Bob Miller of Workman Publishing Group addressing delegates at last month’s BookNet Canada Technology Forum came this evening via Jason Boog of GalleyCat on Mediabistro. The video from Blip TV may only have recently become available. Miller, former publisher at HarperStudio, looks at the process of ‘risk assessment’ for publishers acquiring


Miller To Leave HarperStudio in May

The news today that Bob Miller, president of HarperStudio, the innovative shared-profit non-returnable publishing imprint of HarperCollins is leaving in May to join Workman Publishing, a large US independent publisher, certainly comes as a little bit of a surprise to the industry, considering Miller only took up his role with HarperStudio in April 2008. By


Time Ladies And Gentlemen To Move On or Be Damned

We really have reached a time to find a way forward in publishing to deal with the existence of self-publishing and paid-publishing services. The debate is quickly becoming entrenched in morals, standpoints, labels and some very foolish rhetoric. “MWA does not object to Harlequin operating a pay-to-publish program or other for-pay services. The problem is


HarperStudio – Overview

Bob Miller, President of HarperStudio shares his views this week with PublishingPerspectives.com on how he sees the need for the relationship between publisher and author to become more of a partnership of commitment. […]”I believe that publishers and authors should be equal partners, sharing profits fifty-fifty, as we are doing in all of our deals


No Advance or Be Damned – Part 1

I am going to say something which may ruffle a few feathers, both from traditionally published authors and authors who have self-published but are looking to break into mainstream publishing through their own endeavours. Your perspective publisher declares ‘NO ADVANCE OR BE DAMNED’. Would you politely decline the publisher’s contract offer without any advance and