Self-Publishing articles


Amazon UK Move Goalposts on Advantage Program

Amazon UK Move Goalposts on Advantage Program

Amazon Advantage is a program offered to smaller publishers who do not use large distributors with exclusive contracts. Small publishers will often try to sell their books direct to retailers, but as in any area of publishing, having a distributor with a dedicated sales team who are proactive is the key to successful sales and

Self Publishing Reviews

There is an interesting posting going on over at selfpublishingreview about this article by mrsgiggles. This is an interesting debate. Why? Because it goes to the heart of what remains different about indie book reviews and the reviews we see in the mainstream press on books. As has been said above, mainstream reviews in


Adventures with Blurb – Part Two

The very mention of the word ‘Blurb’ seems to send authors into an immediate comparison with DIY author solutions service, Lulu. While it is understandable, I still see one highly established company pitted against a young pretender. These modern day forces in the author solution world have emerged from different corners of the DIY self-publishing


Best Practices in POD Publishing – Writersweekly

Angela Hoy over at Writersweekly has posted an excellent article on ‘Best Practices’ for POD publishers and companies offering author solution services. I have touched on a lot of these best practices here, but Angela has a lot more too, particularly on the issue of royalties. Here is the link to that article: Also, my

blurb – The Coming Adventure

Over the past year the ‘Adventures with Lulu’ articles have drawn some of the widest and most sustained interest from visitors to this site. On a personal basis, they also provided me with plenty of enjoyment and experience of my own self-publishing journey, notwithstanding the fact that they directly led to my last two books,


Trafford Publishing – Reviewed

“Success in PublishingA dream of publishing a book as you envision it can never become a reality unless you find a company that believes in making dreams come true.” Trafford Publishing is one of the largest author solution service companies in the world using print-on-demand digital print technology. They are a Canadian company but