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iUniverse – Reviewed (Updated, June 2010)

iUniverse – Reviewed (Updated, June 2010)

iUniverse was founded in October 1999, initially as a business print on demand service, but later expanded into full self-publishing services for authors. Originally, the company was based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, and 49% of the company was purchased by retailer Barnes & Noble. Part of the agreement was that the top iUniverse titles would be listed

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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

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Blurb Release Booksmart 2.5 & Flat-rate-shipping

Blurb, a free self-publishing option for authors, have just released the latest version of their Booksmart software. The 2.5 version of Booksmart includes new design and control features and improved stability of the application. Blurb have also introduced much cheaper flat-rate-shipping and together with the new software improvements, it looks like another significant step forward.

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Lulu.com Drop Their Popular ‘Publish By You’ Option

Lulu have today announced further changes to their publishing process and distribution service, which on the face of it, is a further retrograde step backwards in their position as a brand-leading author solution services provider. The core change today is the announcement of the removal of the popular ‘Publish By You’ service. Here is part

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