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How to Support Authors with Books out During Social Isolation – Arslan Hassan | Guest Post

How to Support Authors with Books out During Social Isolation – Arslan Hassan | Guest Post

The current pandemic has affected just about everyone. Authors are experiencing a difficult plight as people are too distracted and as events get canceled. In addition to this, many bookstores are not even allowing browsing, while Amazon has de-prioritized many books. The fact is that the world of publishing moves very fast. If authors do

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Vantage Press Declares Closure to Creditors | PW

Publishers Weekly is the first in the industry trade to report on the closure of Vantage Press. Vantage Press, one of the original ‘vanity’ publishing businesses, has closed three years after its acquisition by media investment banker David Lamb. In a letter to creditors received by PW, law firm Hendel & Collins of Springfield, Mass. writes,

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How To Avoid The Vanity Publishing Trap

Over the weekend TIPM received an email from an author expressing frustration with trying to navigate the minefield of submission while trying to secure a home for his/her manuscript with a reputable publisher. The email went something along the lines of: “I have read your description of XXXXXXX [publisher name redacted] as a vanity publisher. Can you advise me how to

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John Oakes of Or Books on Disintermediation

I’m currently researching a piece at the moment on control, disruption and discoverability in the publishing world, so I was certainly interested to come upon this piece by John Oakes of Or Books on Amazon and disintermediation which appeared late last week on Publishers Weekly. I’m all for large publishers embracing the digital revolution – in-house as

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Web Seminar Debates How Self-Publishing Will Lose Its Stigma | Publishers Weekly

Web Seminar Debates How Self-Publishing Will Lose Its Stigma: But first, about those aforementioned bestsellers? Panelist and author Jason Pinter expressed his frustration at always hearing the same few names repeated as examples of how lucrative self-publishing can be. “What annoys me is that the same names are always used: Godin, Konrath, Hocking, The Shack,”

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