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Author Solutions Class Action Scheduled For 2015

Author Solutions Class Action Scheduled For 2015

The class action lawsuit against Author Solutions Inc. taken by three authors will not reached full trial until well into 2015. In April, Judge Denise Cote, presiding over the class action lawsuit in the Southern District Court of New York, dismissed all actions against co-defendant Penguin Group. The case was first filed in April 2013 by


Court Dismisses All Actions Against Penguin Group – Author Solutions Still Has Case To Answer

Judge Denise Cote, presiding over the class action lawsuit taken by three authors against Penguin Group and Author Solutions Inc. in the Southern District Court of New York, has dismissed all actions against defendant Penguin Group. The case was first filed in April 2013 by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart on behalf of


The Global eBook Report | Spring 2014 Edition

Getting concrete and accurate data on e-books and the digital marketplace in the book industry can be a precarious business. Bowker and Nielsen both provide regular data to the industry but their can often miss the full global picture if certain sales channels are omitted or the data is correlated solely from books published with an


EXCLUSIVE: Guardian UK and Legend Times Launch Monthly Self-Published Novel Prize at LBF14

I’ve mixed opinions about the strength and value of writing prizes targeted at self-published authors. Often these prizes seem more focussed on the promotion and benefits of sponsors, writing organisations and publishing service providers than the winning authors and their books. However, that may be about to change. Later today, at the opening of London Book Fair 2014, the


ALLi Ramp Up Open Up To Indies Campaign

Ahead of next week’s London Book Fair, The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) has ramped up its campaign to reflect the importance of indie authors and their books in the publishing industry when it comes to recognition from literary organisations, associations and festivals. In the last week, The US-based Authors Guild, has appointed indie author


Blurb Announces Improved Fulfillment and Print Options

DIY self-publishing platform Blurb yesterday announced improved fulfillment and print options for authors, publishers and businesses using its services. In a press release sent to TIPM, Blurb announced the introduction of ‘lower cost’ offset print runs for book orders of more than 750 units and Blurb authors can also opt into its Agile Fulfillment Program (AFP). The


President Obama to Self-Publish Novel

President Barack Obama is set to join the ranks of the self-publishing community when his second term as US president finishes at 11.59am on January 20th, 2017. The US president revealed the news that he is penning a novel slated for release in late 2016 or early 2017 while taking a jog at 6am on Monday


Lulu Expands Distribution to Kindle and Kobo Stores

Lulu has announced that it has added e-book distribution to Amazon Kindle and Kobo e-book store in an expanded partnership deal with Ingram Content Group. Lulu’s publishing and distribution systems will now integrate with Ingram’s digital management system, CoreSource. From the press release: RALEIGH, NC–(Marketwired – March 20, 2014) – Lulu, the pioneer in independent publishing, today