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Musings on POD Publishers & Music Business Part 2

Musings on POD Publishers & Music Business Part 2

So what does the future hold for the writer in the changing publishing world? Let’s first look at the person at the end of this line, from the writer’s first thoughts of putting pen to paper, through the publishing process, whether it be traditional or the POD/Subsidy channel, all the way to the buying reader


Self-Publishing Reasons To Be Cheerful – Part 2

There are many variables and choices along the self-publishing road, whether an author decides to use author solutions companies like AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Infinity, Xlibris, Mill City Press or the many others using POD (print on demand) technology. Some publishing overlords will snipe from the hedgerow on our road and argue and catcall to us that


Harlequin & Thomas Nelson: Harlots Of The New Publishing Industry?

Today’s announcement by Harlequin, a division of Toronto-based Torstar Corporation and one of the USA’s top romance genre publishers, to launch their paid-publishing imprint, Harlequin Horizons, follows on from last week’s announcement of their partnership with leading self-publishing service provider, Author Solutions Inc, to launch a digital-only publishing imprint, Carina Press. Today’s news of Harlequin’s


On Demand Books Add Google List to EBM

On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) have announced that they have now added Google’s public domain list to their database of available books. On Demand already have 1.8 million titles available through their POD database including most of Lightning Source’s listing. On Demand Books continues the roll out and promotion


Hachette Livre Form POD Partnership With Lightning Source

Lightning Source, the global provider of physical and digital services to the book industry, are teaming up with Hachette Livre France to create a large print on demand operation based at Hachette’s distribution. The POD service will have the potential to provide any books on their database to the French book market. Hachette hope to