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Finding the Right Editor – Sarah Barbour | Guest Post

Finding the Right Editor – Sarah Barbour | Guest Post

A good editor should know the norms of the genre and edit to those norms—not try to turn a story about vampire space aliens battling zombies into Faulkner.  —Survey respondent  A couple of years ago when I was writing my first book, The Copy Editor’s Guide to Working with Indie Authors, I ran a survey

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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

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The Ongoing Evolution of Digital Publishing – Rachel Gregory | Guest Post

It’s fair to say that digital publishing is in a state of flux. In the last year, markets shifted drastically. Average ebook prices soared, distribution options simultaneously became fewer and more innovative, retailers tried varied attempts to combat a glut of not-quite-quality-assured content and there was a concerted, industry-wide effort to crack down on piracy.

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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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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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Publishing Service Index: October 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for October 2015. We are a little late with this month’s index, but it does include our latest review of Epigraph Publishing Service and all feedback up until the end of October. For the last two months IngramSpark had edged ahead of CreateSpace. However, the Amazon-owned platform returns to the top of

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Second Class Action Lawsuit Against Author Solutions is Dismissed

The second class action lawsuit against Author Solutions, a self publishing service provider, was voluntarily dismissed yesterday, September 14th, in the state of Indiana. The news comes after last month’s decision by Judge Denise Cote to ‘discontinue without prejudice’ a similar case filed  by two authors in the Southern District Court in New York. Both parties agreed to end litigation

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Author Solutions Lawsuit is Discontinued & Settlement Reached

Judge Denise Cote has ordered the lawsuit filed by two authors (originally three) in April 2013 ‘discontinued without prejudice’ when she was informed earlier this month that both parties had reached a settlement. This follows on from Judge Cote’s decision in July to deny class action status to the plaintiffs because certification requirements had not been met and that

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It’s All About SELF-e

Earlier this month Porter Anderson guest posted over on Jane Friedman’s website about an opportunity and program for authors to gain access into the library market in the USA. The program was originally launched by BiblioBoard in conjunction with Library Journal. It’s called SELF-e and it offers indie authors the chance to place e-books in front of

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Breaking: New York Court Denies Class Action Certification in Author Solutions Lawsuit

The filing for class action lawsuit status against Author Solutions taken by three authors in the Southern District Court of New York has been denied by Judge Denise Cote. The case was first filed in April 2013 by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart on behalf of self-published authors Kelvin James, Mary Simmons and Jodi Foster.

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