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Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

As 2016 draws to a close and the Christmas holidays are upon us, TIPM enters its tenth year in 2017. We round off this year with the latest Publishing Service Index and it reflects some real shifts on the publishing landscape for self-published authors. You can find out more details on the changes and current

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What to expect when you’re publishing on Amazon Kindle Store – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

A few weeks back I told you about Google Play Books and why you should get your book there. Maybe telling you to publish your book on Amazon is preaching to the choir but it’s still good to know what getting your book on the Kindle store entails: Where will your book be? What’s the

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Publishing Service Index: December 2016 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for December 2016. Our last index was released back in late May/early June, and at one stage we released the index on an almost monthly basis. In compiling the index, month-to-month, I found the work involved to update the 90+ companies and service providers was not being compensated by enough

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5 Cover Design Tips for Self-Publishers – Emily Burgess | Guest Post

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but people are bound to do it anyway. When you’re self publishing, it’s a little harder to get the recognition you deserve. Everything’s in your hands. You’re an author, not a professional cover designer. If you don’t know where to start, that’s perfectly normal. Your cover needs

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Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book – Alice Clarke | Guest Post

Publishing a book provides exciting opportunities to share your talent with the world, lay the foundations of a solid career and make some money along the way. Before publishing a book, however, there are a number of options you’ll need to consider. Going through standard publishing channels will make things a bit more challenging. This

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Books-a-Million Partners with FastPencil 2.0 and Adds Book Placement Service

In a moment of Déjà vu this week I had to remind myself of a news piece TIPM ran in 2015. Books-a-Million partnering with self-publishing service provider FastPencil sounded a bit ‘old school’ and I had to dig deep into the TIPM news files to unearth our 2015 story. So, back then, under the ownership of

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YouTubers Write Books – What to Learn from Them – Dustin Ford | Guest Post

YouTube is one of the most successful platforms at the moment. As more and more people turn to this channel for music, news or tips, many YouTubers get the chance to build a real career out of their passion for posting videos and more. A recent phenomenon that grabbed marketers and critics attention are YouTuber

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One More Excellent Reason to Publish on Google Play Books – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

A month ago, Google announced the new “Discover” feature on Google Play books. This new recommendation option is only one more reason to publish books on Google Play. As described by Android’s official blog, this new feature will give Google Play users the opportunity to discover new books thanks to suggestions based on the world’s

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How to Market Your Self-Published Book – Catrin Cooper | Guest Post

There are lots of talented authors, whose names are still unknown to the modern audience. All they want is to promote and sell their self-published book, to show their piece of art to the whole world. There are many ways to promote a new book even if it is your first one and you do

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Penguin Random House Ends Book Country’s Self-Publishing Packages

Penguin Random House was one of the first of the major publishers to enter the self-publishing service market when it expanded its writing community Book Country into a self-publishing imprint in 2011. Ultimately, when the Pearson publishing group purchased Author Solutions Inc. (ASI) in 2012 from Bertram Capital, the self-publishing service provider became the publishing engine

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