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The Five Common Mistakes to Avoid as a New Author – Jordan Ring | Guest Post

The Five Common Mistakes to Avoid as a New Author – Jordan Ring | Guest Post

All new authors struggle with the same basic questions. Most jump into the Kindle marketplace with passion and gusto, but end up with meager results due to a lack of forethought and planning. But you don’t know what you don’t know right? The good news is that you don’t have to fall into this same

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From PubIt! to Nook Press: It is Now Barnes & Noble Press

It started as PubIt! in 2010, and by late 2013 became Nook Press. Retailer Barnes & Noble has struggled with its online self-publishing platform for quite some time. Standby, we have another iteration and rebranding just announced to publishers and authors. Meet Barnes & Noble Press. The link explains what is ‘new’. But in the

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Amazon’s CreateSpace Lay Off More Staff in its Full Service Division

Amazon’s self-publishing service, CreateSpace, is laying off staff in its editing, marketing and design division in July because the company is getting out of the business of offering full service options to indie authors. The layoffs will mostly affect customer service positions. Amazon’s long-term plan looks to be to roll the operations of CreateSpace into Kindle

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Self-Publishing Formula: Indie Author David Gaughran [VIDEO]

Self-Publishing Formula recently released their video podcast with champion of indie author justice, David Gaughran. He discusses his start in self-publishing and his observations of the publishing industry and what this means for indie authors. David is correct to point out that the fundamentals of indie publishing have not changed much since 2011. Other topics included in this broadcast include:

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Merry Christmas From The Independent Publishing Magazine

2017, another year almost gone and Christmas is upon us in a few days. It’s been a record year for visitors and traffic to The Independent Publishing Magazine. We’ve released our last Publishing Service Index of 2017 this month and the trends we have seen throughout the year continue with more and more authors migrating to online publishing platforms

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: December 2017 – Douglas Burcham

I’m delighted to say Douglas joins us for his year-end post “Writing and Reading for Pleasure” column with details of activities in 2017 and his thoughts for 2018.   On writing My writing for pleasure year in 2017 has been more productive than in 2016. Completion of the self-editing process for drafts up to a final read

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Publishing Service Index: December 2017 [with notes]

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for December 2017. Our last index was released in September 2017. The index continues to shrink and the latest index sees the final departure of five companies. Frankly, they were bottom of the pile service providers. So, I shed no tears. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found

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Essential Tips for Creating a Novel That Sells to the Public – Sarah Robinson | Guest Post

Most people know how to read, but not a lot of them know how to write. Unfortunately, it follows that not everyone who knows how to write also knows how to write a novel, let alone write one that the average book reader would buy in a heartbeat. You might be one such novelist who

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We are Where we are – Bonnier Closes Type and Tell Self-Publishing Platform

No sooner has the self-publishing community digested the news of the closure of Macmillan-owned platform Pronoun, publisher Bonnier Books Nova has decided to shutter its self-publishing service platform Type & Tell at the end of this year. Type & Tell is no longer activating new accounts and has contacted its author community to inform them

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Macmillan will Close Self-Publishing Platform Pronoun in January 2018

Macmillian purchased the self-publishing platform Pronoun in May 2016 and it offered some very favourable terms for indie authors. Despite growth and increased popularity, the platform has stopped taking new author accounts and will close in January 2018. The announcement was made on the Pronoun website on November 6th. Two years ago Pronoun set out

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