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The Case Against Author Solutions (Part 4): New York Class Action Denial

The Case Against Author Solutions (Part 4): New York Class Action Denial

Last week TIPM reported that the filing for class action lawsuit certification against Author Solutions in the Southern District Court of New York had been denied by presiding Judge Denise Cote. The case was first filed in April 2013 by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart on behalf of self-published authors Kelvin James, Mary Simmons and Jodi


The Unreal Cost of Self-Publishing

Blueink Review is a resource and paid-review website for self-published authors founded by literary agent Patricia Moosbrugger and award-winning former book review editor Patti Thorn. It describes itself as ‘the gold standard in reviews of self-published work.’ While fee-based, all BlueInk reviews are honest appraisals, written by professionals drawn largely from mainstream media outlets or editors who


Publishing Service Index: June 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for June 2015. IngramSpark continues to occupy the top spot ahead of CreateSpace and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). In fact the top nine positions remain unchanged from last month. Kobo Writing Life enters the top ten for the first time ever and it comes at the expense of Lulu.   Kazoo Publishing


Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Can You Teach Yourself to Write? | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by posing the question — can you teach yourself to write?   Monday 1st June 2015 is the five-year anniversary of my frightening dream in the early hours in France when I started to write.  I will open a bottle of Clairette de Die to


10 Essential Rules for E-Publishing – Haley Osborne | Guest Post

In these days of having technology no more than an arm’s length away, more and more books are finding their way into people’s pockets, purses and briefcases. Entire anthologies and series are often hidden away and pulled from nowhere on public transportation and coffee shops, like novice magic tricks. The key to being read now


Author Solutions Due to File More Papers in New York Lawsuit

Dorsey & Whitney, the law firm representing Author Solutions in a class action lawsuit currently lodged with the Southern District of New York, is due to file more legal papers by close of business today, 14th May 2015. Lawyers at Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart (GSAS) are representing several authors who contracted services from Author Solutions and the law firm has so


TIPM Q&A Interview: Peter Paul van Bekkum – Mybestseller

This is the latest of our TIPM Q&A interviews featuring people from the publishing industry with a particular focus on The Future of Publishing. TIPM focuses on many companies from the USA and UK and I thought it would be interesting to get some perspective on the services and publishing industry in mainland Europe. This

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How to Approach Book Reviewers the RIGHT Way | Christine Pinheiro | Guest Post

In 2007, I published my first book. The publishing process was tough, but when I started trying to actually promote my book, that was even harder! My first book was nonfiction; about a niche subject. Getting book reviews seemed almost impossible. I tried to find traditional review sources first, but none of the big newspapers

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Kazoo Publishing Services – Reviewed

Kazoo Publishing Services is an Irish-based company founded by Chenile Keogh and Vanessa O’Loughlin in early 2013. Keogh has more than twenty years experience in the publishing industry including sales and managerial positions with Irish publishers Merlin Books and The O’Brien Press. She also founded Y Books, a general Irish publisher in 2010, though it