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Blurb Partners with Design Observer for the Thesis Book Project and New Imprint

Blurb Partners with Design Observer for the Thesis Book Project and New Imprint

More and more publishing service providers are developing white label partnerships. We reported on two such partnership ventures last week; German booksellers alliance Tolino formed a self-publishing platform with Neobooks, and we also revealed that Books-A-Million’s (BAM) new publishing platform was powered by FastPencil. Well, these new ventures are coming thick and fast. Today DIY self-publishing platform


Publishing Service Index: May 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2015. IngramSpark holds on to its number one position ahead of CreateSpace and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Lightning Source (LSI) continues to show gradual slippage. I suspect much of this is now down to new self-published authors to Ingram’s direct channels choosing Spark over LSI or being actively encouraged to go this


Tolino Partners with Neobooks to Launch German Self-Publishing Platform

Self-publishing is nothing new to German authors with solutions providers like Epubli, Xinxii, Neobooks and Meinbestseller already offering a mix of print and e-book publishing services. The Self-Publishing Day Conference was held in Munster on Tuesday and it is now an annual event. It’s estimated that more than 75,000 authors publish books independently in Germany. The German publishing


Books-A-Million Launches Publishing Platform with FastPencil

Retailer Books-A-Million has partnered with Fastpencil to launch an online DIY self-publishing platform called BAM! Publishing. The new website will provide tools for cover and interior design, conversion to both print and e-book formats, and distribution to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore and the Ingram network. The website will also provide professional editing services. Basic


Florida Bookstore Opens for Self-Published Authors

Online bookstores dedicated to indie and self-published authors are nothing new, but a physical bookstore in Florida has just opened dedicated to books by local self-published authors. Self-published children’s author and book illustrator Patti Brassard Jefferson, along with history author Timothy Jacobs, decided to create a bookstore of their own, Gulf Coast Bookstore, but only selling books by


101 Best Websites for Writers | Writer’s Digest

The Independent Publishing Magazine has been honoured as one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers in the May/June edition of their magazine. This is the third year in a row TIPM has made the list and of course we are delighted to hear about the continued recognition and support from our readers and subscribers. For the last 17

IngramSpark Guest Post

Connecting Physical and Electronic Books to Readers – Robin Cutler, Ingram Content Group | Guest Post

I’m delighted that Robin Cutler, Senior Manager at Ingram Content Group could join us today for a guest post on TIPM. Robin led the development of IngramSpark for indie publishers and in this post she explains the benefits of the platform. Robin is at the London Book Fair this week and Ingram are also the gold sponsors