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Mybestseller Launches Sweek: A Reading and Writing Mobile Platform

Mybestseller Launches Sweek: A Reading and Writing Mobile Platform

Dutch self-publishing company Mybestseller has just launched a reading and writing mobile platform. The new venture is not unlike platforms like Wattpad, but also encompasses publishing services with a heavy focus on the smartphone audience. Press Release: New platform Sweek makes reading and writing mobile Mybestseller, one of the market leaders in self-publishing, introduces Sweek, a new

May

Publishing Service Index: May 2016

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2016. IngramSpark holds the number one position at the top of the index, marginally increasing the gap on CreateSpace. Matador moves ahead of Smashwords into fourth place and Lightning Source slips below Silverwood Books to ninth place. Please be aware that service provider Original Writing based in Ireland has gone out

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: A Visit to IngramSpark – Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series for May 2016 with ideas for publishing success and an account of an eagerly awaited visit to IngramSpark/Lightning Source in Milton Keynes.   When I pushed through the exit doors of BBC Broadcasting House, I felt elated. I did not need to pay for the enormous

March

Publishing Service Index: March 2016

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for March 2016. IngramSpark has once again held on to its number one position at the top of the index very marginally ahead of CreateSpace. The is very no change in the top 26 positions, which is unusual given the fact that our last index was published in

January

Publishing Service Index: January 2016

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2016. IngramSpark has held on to its number one position at the top of the index ahead of CreateSpace. Kindle Direct Publishing swaps places with Smashwords. Kobo Writing Life moves up two places to sixth, its highest position yet in the index.   Lightning Source continues gradual slow slide, now close

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Author Solutions: A Poor Experience or Poor Choice? – Barbara Hughes | Guest Post

Background I almost didn’t write this article. I was almost going to leave “well enough alone.” I am a book editor, and the way I work is to provide my authors with any assistance that I am capable of giving them. So rather than limit myself to doing only editing, I will bring my skills

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Self-Publishing and the Internet: New Views on Modern Publishing – Cheryl L. Kennedy | Guest Post

The world of publishing is complex and varied; between vanity publishing and commercial publishing, the tradition of publishing in modern times has no choice but to change with addition and evolution of technology. Hopeful writers have often found themselves sitting under a pile of rejection slips from commercial publishers who do not identify their writing

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Breaking up is hard to do: Penguin Random House has Sold Author Solutions

Penguin Random House (PRH) has sold its self-publishing division Author Solutions to an affiliate of private investment firm, Najafi Companies. PRH parent company Pearson purchased Author Solutions in 2012 for $116m from Bertram Capital. Following the merger of publishing goliaths Random House and Penguin, Author Solutions became a part of the Penguin Group. Over the

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Publishing Service Index: November/December 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for November/December and will be the last published update of 2015. IngramSpark looks to have won the seesaw battle with CreateSpace that marked the index over the past six months. The Ingram-owned publishing platform has returned to the top, but with a wider margin than we have seen for some time.

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IngramSpark Adds New Features to Publishing Platform

Indie publishing platform IngramSpark has added a number of new features for authors and small publishers to its dashboard workflow. The new features were rolled out in the last week and announced in their November newsletter to account holders. Authors will now be able to avail of a e-book conversion service using their original print

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