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Oklahoma Attorney General Ends Tate Publishing Empire with Arrests and Charges

Oklahoma Attorney General Ends Tate Publishing Empire with Arrests and Charges

State authorities on Thursday derailed Tate Publishing and Enterprises’ plan to resume operating their author services company. Richard Tate, the firm’s founder, and his son Ryan Tate, its CEO, were arrested Thursday morning and held on eight felony charges and one misdemeanor charge filed by Oklahoma’s attorney general, Mike Hunter’s office, that accuses them of embezzlement, extortion and

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BookCore Launch eBook Sales, Review and Ranking Data Web Application for Self-Published Authors

Press release: A new book data tracking service has launched for self published authors and small publishers to automatically collect all of their ebook sales data as well as a wide range of information on their rankings and reviews all in one place. Called BookCore, it is a web application that presents all of the

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German Bookseller OSIANDER Starts Using Mybestseller’s Self-Publishing Platform Bookmundo

  Press Release: As of today, the German chain of Bookstores OSIANDER, based in the southern part of Germany and one of the leading booksellers in Germany, operating 39 bookstores, offers all its customers the opportunity to publish, promote and sell books (print and ebook) via the self-publishing platform Bookmundo (www.bookmundo.de). As a result of

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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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