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Self-Publising in the United States 2007-12 | Some Report Analysis

Self-Publising in the United States 2007-12 | Some Report Analysis

Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions for the publishing industry. Last month it released a detailed six-page report on self-publishing. Self-Publishing in the United States, 2007-2012 is the result of data gathering and analysis based on ISBN output by service providers and micro-publishers in the USA over a period of

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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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