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Tate Publishing Confirms Closure and Transition Period

Tate Publishing Confirms Closure and Transition Period

Tate Publishing & Enterprises has formally announced that it has shuttered its operations as a family-owned Christian book publisher and music producer and the company is now entering a period  of transition period “and we are no longer accepting any new authors or artists.” The company began operations 17 years ago, based out of  Oklahoma, USA. Trouble at Tate

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Self-Publishing Salon Launches with Orna Ross & Joanna Penn

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) founder Orna Ross and hybrid author Joanna Penn today (Tues Jan 24th, 2017) launch a new online monthly show for emerging and experienced self-publishers. The show will deliver all the latest tools and trends for indie authors. In this first show, Ross reports from last week’s Digital Book World 2017 conference in

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Books-a-Million Partners with FastPencil 2.0 and Adds Book Placement Service

In a moment of Déjà vu this week I had to remind myself of a news piece TIPM ran in 2015. Books-a-Million partnering with self-publishing service provider FastPencil sounded a bit ‘old school’ and I had to dig deep into the TIPM news files to unearth our 2015 story. So, back then, under the ownership of

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Penguin Random House Ends Book Country’s Self-Publishing Packages

Penguin Random House was one of the first of the major publishers to enter the self-publishing service market when it expanded its writing community Book Country into a self-publishing imprint in 2011. Ultimately, when the Pearson publishing group purchased Author Solutions Inc. (ASI) in 2012 from Bertram Capital, the self-publishing service provider became the publishing engine

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Imprimermonlivre.com Partners with Mybestseller to Offer New Self-Publishing Services

Dutch publishing service provider Mybestseller continues to expand its European business market and has partnered with French print-on-demand company Jouve. From the press release:   Paris, September 27th, 2016 – Jouve’s website “Imprimermonlivre.com”, aimed at the general public, has enjoyed increasing popularity over the past few years. The website enables anyone to print a book on a small budget in

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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

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Macmillan Publishers Buys Self-Publishing Platform Pronoun

Macmillan Publishers has announced that it has bought self-publishing platform Pronoun. However, the platform will retain all its staff and move its offices to Macmillan in New York. Pronoun, formerly Vook, will also retain its own branding. From the Press Release: New York, NY – May 25, 2016 – Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun,

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Kobo Writing Life Launches Suite of Vetted Publishing Services

Kobo Writing Life has announced the launch of a number of new “vetted” publishing services, including cover design, ISBNs, eBook conversion and copyrighting. Press release below: Kobo Writing Life Tool Kit Helps Self-Published Authors Cross the Finish Line Author access to advantageous pricing on a variety of publishing services TORONTO, April 13, 2016: Whether it’s due to writer’s block, the

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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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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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