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Guest Post: Whoopee! Reflections Of A Rookie Writer | Douglas Burcham

Guest Post: Whoopee! Reflections Of A Rookie Writer | Douglas Burcham

TIPM gets a great deal of guest post submissions. Most of them never make it past the first look in our inbox, primarily because they are unsuited to the content of the magazine, and often because they are nothing more than promotions for books, services or some kind of marketing nonsense. The core of a

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Guest Post | The Hefty Cost of Self-Publishing and How To Get Other People To Pay For It – Andrea Cefalo

Whether already published or merely considering publishing, one of the most daunting tasks for new authors is coming up with the funds to help a book succeed.  When I published my first novel, The Fairytale Keeper, I was told that indie authors should save $5000 to help fund their project.  That’s a gross underestimate.  Sadly,

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Some Thoughts on 5 Key Publishing Paths

A few weeks ago the industrious and expert publishing analyst, Jane Friedman, posted this very useful infographic titled ‘5 Key Publishing Paths’. Since then it has been reproduced many thousands of times by authors across social media channels, blogs and websites, but it has often been reposted and pointed to wrongly as if it represented

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Guest Post: How Bowker uses its U.S. ISBN monopoly to rip off new authors

An author or publisher who wants to distribute a print edition of a book in the United States will eventually have to get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) assigned to the title. ISBN records contain author, publisher, size, format, topic-related information, pricing, and other data needed by retailers, libraries, and book distribution systems. Some

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Self-Publishers will become publishers | Tim O’Reilly TOC New York

Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media, had some positive notes on the future of publishing when he was interviewed by Jenn Webb at the recent O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference in New York. “There’s no question in my mind that self-publishing is the wave of the future, with one big caveat: self-publishers will become publishers.

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