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Guest Post: Is Self Publishing A Real Option? By Mike Welham

Guest Post: Is Self Publishing A Real Option? By Mike Welham

My first book was published by a mainstream publisher in 1989 and titled Combat Frogmen. It was non fiction and unique in that nobody had written about the subject since the Second World War. It sold well and was even translated into a German edition. At that point the reality of being a published author


Former Waterstones Director and Self-Published Author Lands Three-Book Deal with Transworld

In 2010, Andrew Swanston, a former director at Waterstones and later a chairman of Methvens, decided to self-publish his book, The King’s Codebreaker with UK self-publishing service, Matador. Writing under the pseudonym, Andrew Douglas, the book was the first of three novels of historical fiction in a series Swanston was working on. All three books


Troubador Withdraw Matador’s ‘Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Liaisons’ Book

June 7th should have marked the official release of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Liaisons, written by Carl Toms, and published by Matador (256.20), a self-publishing imprint of Troubador Publishing UK. However, on May 27th, Troubador Publishing announced the following: “Troubador has ceased distribution of a self-published book written about Michael Jackson. Following new information that came to


Self-Publisher Experience Days: (Author’s Choice) – Overview

The Author’s Choice Partnership is a an endeavour set up by UK self-publishing service, Matador (imprint of Troubador Publishing), and MPG Biddles (MPG Books Group), a book manufacturer specializing in short-to-medium print-runs (lithographic and POD). Although both companies operate in the print and publishing industry independently, Author’s Choice will offer a host of bespoke self-publishing


Self-Publisher Experience Days 2010

There still remains a lot of mystification on the whole process of self-publishing and the printing of books for authors, and the latest program by one of the UK’s most notable self-publishing imprints provides a useful and educational introduction. Matador, the self-publishing imprint of Troubador Publishing UK, has teamed up with printer MPG Biddles to

Matador Launch Sales Representation For Books

One of the biggest criticisms of the self-publishing service model of business is the distinct lack of direct sales representation to high street stores for these kinds of books, rendering few self-published books real shelf space. While the stigmas of self-publishing may be gradually lifting over the past few years, book retailers are more comfortable


Apex Publishing UK – Reviewed

Apex Publishing Limited is an independent international book publisher based in the UK. They were first established in 2002 and offer an ‘author subsidy service’ to established and new authors. Their list of published authors very much reflects this, and thought they published a wide variety of books; they have a notable interest and commitment