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Authors OnLine Cease Trading

Authors OnLine Cease Trading

Authors OnLine, one of the leading author service providers in the UK, has announced that it has ceased trading from today, November 7th. Authors OnLine founder and owner Richard Fitt communicated the news to authors earlier this morning. He cited the shift in technology in the industry and the ‘aggressive marketing direct to authors of large monolithic


Self-Publishing in the United States 2008-13 | Report Analysis

Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions for the publishing industry in the USA. Earlier this month Bowker released a detailed six-page report on self-publishing. The data presented in the report is based on counts of ISBNs registered in Bowker’s Books in Print database and published or distributed in the United States. The report,


Bestselling Self-Published Author Freethy Partners with Ingram Publishing Services

Bestselling self-published author Barbara Freethy has entered a partnership deal with Ingram Publishing Services (IPS) which will see her novels sold and distributed in print format worldwide to brick and mortar bookstores. Freethy is the author of 40+ contemporary romance novels with sales in excess of 4.8 million. She will self-publish the print titles under Hyde Street Press,


Raider Publishing’s UK Operation Falls on Sword of ASA

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint it received about Green Shore Publishing, a paid-publishing service imprint of Raider Publishing International (RPI), and published the findings of its adjudicating council last week. RPI and it’s CEO and founder Adam Salviani were also the subject of a recent investigation by BBC Radio 4’s consumer rights programme, You & Yours. TIPM covered


Raider Publishing International – BBC Radio 4 You & Yours Broadcast

Raider Publishing International founder and owner, Adam Salviani, took part in a recorded interview with Winifred Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s flagship consumer rights programme, You & Yours on Wednesday, October 1st in light of complaints the broadcaster received from authors of the self-publishing service provider. TIPM has now had time to review this interview and comments are provided


Raider Publishing International Founder Due to File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The saga of self-publishing service provider Raider Publishing International, and its owner and founder Adam Salviani, looks to be reaching an inevitable conclusion. Salviani, also an author, set up the company following his experiences self-publishing through PublishAmerica and Authorhouse. In hindsight, Salviani could and should have learnt a lot in those years about how self-published authors deserve to be treated.


Xulon Press Launch Conservative Imprint Liberty Hill Publishing

Christian self-publishing service provider Xulon Press and Salem Communications has launched a new ‘politically conservative’ imprint called Liberty Hill Publishing. Conservative… Liberty… I know, I’m not sure I get the name either. Maybe I’m missing something. Xulon Press is owned by Salem Communications, an American radio broadcaster, content provider, magazine publisher and owner of traditional publisher