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Writers Be Warned: The Case Against Author Solutions (Part 3)

Writers Be Warned: The Case Against Author Solutions (Part 3)

Over the past few weeks TIPM has taken a close look a close look at extracts from a thirty page Memorandum of Law and depositions in support of certification for a class action filed in the Southern District Court of New York in February by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart (GSAS) against Author

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Content Marketing for Self-Published Authors in a Crowded Kindle Marketplace – Nick Rojas | Guest Post

You’ve written what should be a bestselling book, so now what? Marketing! Writing can be a solitary, creative process and many authors are unfamiliar with connecting with larger audiences, especially the vast number of viewers available online. To further muddy the waters, writers may see the term content marketing and assume they need to promote

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Publishing Service Index: April 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for April 2015. This month IngramSpark holds on to its number one position ahead of CreateSpace and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). While KDP still holds third place, its has closed the index rating gap considerably on CreateSpace. This is also reflected in a significant decrease in the amount of negative feedback TIPM had

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Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather

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TIPM Q&A Interview: Sarah Taylor – Troubador Publishing

This is the second of our TIPM Q&A interviews featuring people from the publishing industry with a particular focus on The Future of Publishing today. This week TIPM caught up with Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager at Troubador Publishing, Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine and co-organiser of the Self-Publishing Conference UK.  Sarah joined Troubador in 2010

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Social Media Tips for Self-Published Writers – Jessica Davis | Guest Post

Being a self-published writer is challenging because it comes with the added difficulty of marketing yourself and your publications online. Unlike mainstream publication houses who have a plethora of resources at hand such as TV interviews, advertisements, radio, newspapers and more to market an upcoming book, self-published authors have very limited resources to work with.

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Royalties: The Seduction of Self-Publishing

Royalties: in a publishing world where there are so many new and old business models, the word gets some serious abuse and misuse and can leave authors pretty confused. In the strictest sense, royalties or a royalty paid to an author is a percentage of revenue earned on book sales. Most traditional publishers pay royalties

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