Independent Publishing articles


Beautiful Books enters administration | The Bookseller

Beautiful Books enters administration | The Bookseller

Beautiful Books enters administration | The Bookseller: Some sad news to report from The Bookseller this morning… “Independent publisher Beautiful Books entered administration earlier today (11th October). The company has ceased to trade and four members of staff have been made redundant. A spokesperson for London firm Leonard Curtis, the administrating company, said those handling


Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #3 — The Book Designer

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #3 — The Book Designer Featured Posts Jane Friedman presents When (or Why) Social Media Fails to Sell Books posted at There Are No Rules. “Social media is about developing relationships and a readership over the long term that helps bolster your entire career (and sales too). When people claim that social media


Sue Collier: “Author Solutions is NOT indie publishing, folks.” | Self-Publishing Resources

Author Solutions is NOT indie publishing, folks. | Self-Publishing Resources: “To start, we have “ indie book publishing leader Author Solutions.” Say what? Authors Solutions is NOT — I repeat, NOT — an indie book publishing anything, let alone “leader.” Authors Solutions is a vanity press (aka subsidy press). It is a pay-to-publish service wherein


Seth Godin and Amazon Launch The Domino Project

International-bestselling author Seth Godin and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Godin’s new publishing imprint “The Domino Project” will publish an initial list of six titles using Amazon’s new “Powered By Amazon” publishing program. Powered by Amazon enables authors to use Amazon’s global distribution, multiple format production capabilities, including print, audio and digital, as well

OR Book Going Rouge

Rushkoff Goes Independent with OR Books

Best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff moves to Independent POD publisher, OR Books, and explains why in this self-written article in Arthur Magazine. Contrary to some blog post I’ve seen on the Internet, Rushkoff is not ‘self-publishing’, but has simply chosen an alternative publishing model to the tradition path. I broadly agree with where Rushkoff is coming from


Publishers Weekly Asks ‘Can Sales Reps Survive?’

Judith Rosen, writing in this morning’s Publishers Weekly, looks at the changing role of sales representatives at large publishing houses and smaller independent presses, asking the question, ‘Can Sales Reps Survive?’ There is a notable mention of independent sales rep, Lise Solomon, who helped the sales push for Pulitizer Prize-winning book, Tinkers, by Paul Harding, published by Bellevue Literary