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Books-A-Million Launches Publishing Platform with FastPencil

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

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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

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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

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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

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Second Class Action Suit Filed Against Author Solutions

Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, the law firm which previously filed a class-action suit against Author Solutions, announced earlier this week that it has just filed a second class-action suit. Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart has filed a class action suit against Author Solutions, a major self-publishing house owned by Penguin Random House. Unlike every other traditional publisher, Author

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Self-Published Novelist Defamed In-Laws in €53k Payout Case

Some self-published authors just write a book and decide only to publish it for family and friends. They have no pretentions to be a bestselling author, nor do they wish to embrace stardom. In the early noughties that’s just what Maria de Fátima Almeida Leitão Bento Fernandes decided to do. Fernandes, a Portuguese national living in Fundao, wrote a novel that told

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Court Files Reveal Author Solutions is the Wizard Behind Nook Press Services

In November 2014 TIPM reported that Barnes & Noble was adding a print-on-demand (POD) service to its self-publishing platform Nook Press, a part of Nook Media. Nook Press Print Service allows self-published authors to load up completed PDF files of their books in various trim sizes and formats (paperback and hardback) for private printing purposes. While the print options look far better

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