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University of Lancashire Launches MA Course in Self-Publishing

University of Lancashire Launches MA Course in Self-Publishing

The University of Central Lancashire UK(UCLAN) will launch a master’s degree course in self-publishing in September this year for both full and part time students (1-2 years). There are similar courses like this in the USA without the degree,but this certainly looks to be the first of its kind in the UK. The UCLAN website

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The People’s Book Prize: All Authors Are People!

Self-publishing as a valid route to book publication may have shaken off much of its stigma and negative connotations in recent years with more authors achieving success, but not all doors have been unlocked and opened wide. While self-published and indie authors can tap into the same professional gene-pool of editors, designers, translators, printers, distributors

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EXCLUSIVE: Lawsuit Filed Against Vantage Press and Former Owner

Regular readers of TIPM will be aware that we have been following the developments of Vantage Press and its authors since the US-based publishing service company first announced a suspension of business and then ultimately ceased all business operations in December 2012, when it communicated its closure to creditors. Throughout much of 2013, TIPM consistently heard

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IngramSpark Introduce Two-Tier Discount For Publishers

Last July Ingram launched IngramSpark. Although touted by many as Ingram’s answer to print and publishing services like CreateSpace, Lulu and Smashwords, IngramSpark was actually intended to be an easy-to-use platform for publishers lacking the resources of many larger publishers. The launch created a greal deal of news and debate, but also quickly exposed a

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Smashwords Annouce Revamp and Scribd Subscription and Distribution Agreement

Smashwords unveiled a complete website revamp and a new distribution partner yesterday.   The e-book publishing platform and distributor has signed an agreement with Scribd, a web-based subscription and free service host for books and documents. The full details of the press release can be found below, and Smashwords founder Mark Coker expands more on the

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