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Writer’s Digest Ends Association with Author Solutions

Writer’s Digest Ends Association with Author Solutions

Writer’s Digest has ended its direct association with Author Solutions Inc. (ASI). Abbott Press was a division of Writer’s Digest (owned by Cincinnati based F+W Media) and was one of several self-publishing services run and powered by ASI. It was launched in January 2011, but the imprint will continue to be run by ASI and both companies


Indepenpress Publishing UK Ceases Trading [Update and Company Response]

I’m reposting and updating this news article because it now contains a response from Indepenpress director, Lynn Ashman, which TIPM received today. Indepenpress Publishing Limited, one of the leading providers of publishing services to authors in the UK, has ceased trading. The independent publisher had been in operation since 1996 and housed a number of traditional, partnership


Blurb Introduce Kindle and Ingram Distribution

[Press Release] via Business Wire Blurb, the independent publishing platform, historically known for highly illustrated print and ebooks, today announced support for “reflowable” fiction/non-fiction titles for Amazon’s Kindle platform, as well as the ability for Blurb authors to sell these books in Amazon’s Kindle store. In addition to support for Kindle ebooks, Blurb has also


PW Launches BookLife | But Who Is Behind The Service Curtain?

Publishers Weekly, the US trade magazine for the publishing industry, will launch BookLife—a new website resource offering self-publishing authors ‘a number of services’—at Book Expo America next week. The BookLife website will go live on May 29th and currently has the tagline: ‘Support for INDIE AUTHORS from Publishers Weekly’. From PW today: BookLife’s editorial will focus on

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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