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CompletelyNovel Team Up With Greene & Heaton Literary Agency

CompletelyNovel Team Up With Greene & Heaton Literary Agency

CompletelyNovel, a platform providing online tools for self-published authors, has teamed up with literary agency Greene & Heaton. The initiative will see the most highly-rated self-published books submitted to the agency for consideration. From the press release: Self-publishing platform CompletelyNovel announce collaboration with Greene & Heaton Literary Agency CompletelyNovel is pleased to announce a new


Thomson-Shore Expands Self-Publishing Services with PublishNext Acquisition

Thomson-Shore, an employee-owned book production and solutions service for publishers and authors, has acquired PublishNext—a self-publishing service provider for independent authors. The acquisition will see Thomson-Shore further expand its service offering for authors and small publishers to include everything from editing, design, production, marketing and distribution in both print and e-book formats. The acquisition by Thomson-Shore


Lulu Launch Lulu Junior Website and Introduce Children’s Book-Making Kits

DIY self-publishing platform Lulu has launched a new brand aimed at children’s books and activity kits. will focus on books for young children, book-making kits and custom wall art. The launch follows on the foot of news late last month when Lulu agreed exclusive licensing agreements with Easy Student Publishing which will allow Lulu become the


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


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


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