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Author Solutions and Alliant University Launch Academic Press

Author Solutions and Alliant University Launch Academic Press

Author Solutions, fresh from having two recent lawsuits against it dismissed, has this week continued its long-term strategy of partnership agreements with the announcement of Alliant Press. The new imprint is in partnership with Alliant International University and will be operated by Author Solutions’ iUniverse imprint. Alliant is a private, independent university offering graduate study in psychology,

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Second Class Action Lawsuit Against Author Solutions is Dismissed

The second class action lawsuit against Author Solutions, a self publishing service provider, was voluntarily dismissed yesterday, September 14th, in the state of Indiana. The news comes after last month’s decision by Judge Denise Cote to ‘discontinue without prejudice’ a similar case filed  by two authors in the Southern District Court in New York. Both parties agreed to end litigation

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Self-Publishing Review (SPR) Launches Hybrid Publishing Service

The Self-Publishing Review (SPR) has launched what it describes as a ‘hybrid publishing house’ this week. And what exactly is that you might ask? ‘A traditional on-demand publishing model without the gatekeepers,’ says Henry and Cate Baum of SPR. Kwill Publishing House is targeted at authors who want to focus on writing and leave book production and marketing to the

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Reedsy Launches Global Author Survey

Reedsy provides an online marketplace to help connect authors with freelance publishing service professionals. It launched in 2014 as a new startup and opened its marketplace to authors that November. This week Reedsy founder Ricardo Fayet contacted TIPM to tell us about a new global survey it has designed, coded and launched. Fayet explains: The idea is to shed a bit

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Author Solutions Lawsuit is Discontinued & Settlement Reached

Judge Denise Cote has ordered the lawsuit filed by two authors (originally three) in April 2013 ‘discontinued without prejudice’ when she was informed earlier this month that both parties had reached a settlement. This follows on from Judge Cote’s decision in July to deny class action status to the plaintiffs because certification requirements had not been met and that

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PubSlush Acquired by Colborne Communications

We reported on Monday that crowdfunding platform PubSlush had announced its closure on August 23rd. Well, the platform has had an eleventh hour reprieve with news via a press release that Colborne Communications has acquired PubSlush as of August 24th. Colborne is a publishing services provider and the good news for authors is that it will ‘continue to take submissions

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Book Design Templates Announces Agreement with Ingram Content Group

A couple of years ago Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer website launched Book Design Templates, a service dedicated to providing professionally designed book templates for indie authors and small publishers who prefer to use MS Word. Friedlander and his team set out to push the everyday word processing application to its limit in an effort to

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Crowdfunding Platform PubSlush Set to Close This Month

PubSlush is a global pre-publication platform that offers crowdfunding and pre-order options for authors and publishers. Founded in 2011 by mother and daughter entrepreneurs, Hellen and Amanda Barbara, PubSlush originally began as a crowdfunding publisher (think Unbound in the UK) and later developed into a platform created to connect writers with readers. Primarily it hosted a dedicated crowdfunding system much like Kickstarter,

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Pearson in ‘advanced discussions’ to Sell Financial Times Group

Publishing group Pearson is reportedly in advanced discussions with Germany’s largest newspaper publisher Axel Springer to offload its iconic newspaper, the Financial Times. The Financial Times Group includes a 50% stake in The Economist magazine and several other titles. In recent years Pearson has been concentrating on consolidating its brand as an educational publisher and over the past few

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