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Troubador Publishing Roll out the Festival Bookshop

Troubador Publishing Roll out the Festival Bookshop

For self-publishing authors, it’s the selling of their books that often proves to be hardest. Many self-publishing companies offer simple print ‘on demand’ distribution through online retailers; a few others offer distribution through ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers. But selling books to readers in a market that is increasingly competitive and dominated by the major publishers

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Publishing’s Double-Edged Sword: The Pros And Cons of Technology – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

There’s no denying how technology is rapidly changing the world of publishing. I still remember my first Amazon order like it was yesterday. It seemed incredible! It was so convenient and such good value. Not to mention the first time I saw a Kindle. All those books on such a small device. Plus the incredible

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How to Combine Being a Blogger and a Writer – Sara Williams | Guest Post

Nowadays, the blogging environment has skyrocketed up to the point where every passionate individual can immediately set-up a website, design a quick theme, and make his or her writing visible. A few years back, before the digital landscape exploded, only a few lucky people were able to expose their ideas and passion to the masses.

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How to Get Financing to Publish Your Book – Michelle Lambert | Guest Post

Have you decided to publish a book lately? Congratulations, you are about to embark on a big journey, one that will shake you up in many ways. This is a journey that will test your talent, resilience, courage, confidence and most of all – your persistence. Why do we say this? Because irrespective of where

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Publishing Service Index: November 2018 [with notes]

This is the last PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2018. Our previous one was released earlier this year in April and I am switching to releasing it just twice a year (generally, Spring and Winter). The index continues to reflect closures of publishing service providers and our latest release sees the departure of one of the stalwarts of the self-publishing

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When Should You Publish Your Book? – Eugene Eaton | Guest Post

What’s the Best Time for Book Launches? Aspiring self-published authors don’t make connections with official publishers. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. When you’re able to publish your own work, why wouldn’t you do it? However, there’s a problem: you don’t get access to the wisdom that publishers have at their fingertips. Well it’s not

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Spiderwize UK – Reviewed (Updated, September 2018)

Spiderwize, a division of print and creative and development design company Bonacia UK, describes its services as ‘assisted self-publishing’ and though based in Peterborough, England, the services are available to UK and US authors. Spiderwize has become more prominent in recent years, particularly in the UK, and now has more than 200 published titles. We

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Amazon Confirms that CreateSpace and KDP Print will Merge into a Single Platform

Not in the least bit unexpected, Amazon has informed authors that its CreateSpace platform is set to merge with KDP Print soon. This has been on the horizon for more than 18 months since Amazon launched KDP Print in 2016. Authors have been receiving an alert notification on their CreateSpace dashboards over recent days and many

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Why Self-Published Authors Need Libraries – Silvia Woolard | Guest Post

With all the e-book and Kindle craze in recent years, many of us started to think that libraries have become a thing with an expiry rate. However, despite the digitalization of the book as an educational tool, we still haven’t found anything like the library in that form. Public libraries have a long history of

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ALLi’s Orna Ross Interviews Darren Hardy – Amazon’s UK Manager of Kindle Direct Publishing [Video]

Orna Ross of the Alliance of Independent Authors interviews Darren Hardy, Amazon’s UK Manager of Kindle Direct Publishing. You can view the full interview transcript here.

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