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Mybestseller in top 10 of Deloitte Fast50 Tech Awards

Mybestseller in top 10 of Deloitte Fast50 Tech Awards

Dutch self-publishing platform and white label solutions provider Mybestseller has entered the top 10 of Deloitte Fast50 Tech Awards. The Deloitte Technology Fast50 is an annual competition of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands. From the press release:   Mybestseller, one of the European market leaders in self-publishing, has reached a ninth position

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Pronoun Launches its Digital Book Publishing Platform

Last May TIPM reported that Pronoun (formerly Vook) intended to launch a digital book publishing platform. Well, today that publishing platform went live. Vook originally launched in 2009 as a digital content creation platform for e-books. Over the past year Vook has acquired  boutique e-publisher Byliner  and e-book data analysis engine Booklr. Rebranded as Pronoun,

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Author Solutions and Alliant University Launch Academic Press

Author Solutions, fresh from having two recent lawsuits against it dismissed, has this week continued its long-term strategy of partnership agreements with the announcement of Alliant Press. The new imprint is in partnership with Alliant International University and will be operated by Author Solutions’ iUniverse imprint. Alliant is a private, independent university offering graduate study in psychology,

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Self-Publishing Review (SPR) Launches Hybrid Publishing Service

The Self-Publishing Review (SPR) has launched what it describes as a ‘hybrid publishing house’ this week. And what exactly is that you might ask? ‘A traditional on-demand publishing model without the gatekeepers,’ says Henry and Cate Baum of SPR. Kwill Publishing House is targeted at authors who want to focus on writing and leave book production and marketing to the

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Publishing Service Index: August 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for August 2015. Once again IngramSpark and CreateSpace exchange places at the top spot of the index this month, but only by a whisker.   The most notable change is Lightning Source’s (LSI) continued slippage on the index and for the first time it drops outside the top five positions. It should be

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Publishing Service Index: July 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for July 2015. CreateSpace has replaced IngramSpark at the top spot of the index this month, but only by a whisker.   Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has lost some significant ground to the top two and some of this is down to negative feedback TIPM has received. Unfortunately much

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Troubador Publishing Acquires The Book Guild Ltd

This week Troubador Publishing Ltd (UK) has completed the acquisition of Brighton-based self-publishing service provider The Book Guild Ltd. TIPM understands that discussions between Troubador and The Book Guild had been on-going for several months and a final deal was agreed recently for an undisclosed sum. Troubador will continue to run The Book Guild Ltd as an independent company. Troubador already

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Matador Calls Time on Poor Book Covers

One of the challenges for self-publishing service providers is to offer both flexibility and control for the author while still maintaining the quality of the final published book to the marketplace. Many authors who choose the self-publishing path, and find a suitable service provider, may have strong ideas on how their book cover should look. Indeed,

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