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Penguin Random House Ends Book Country’s Self-Publishing Packages

Penguin Random House Ends Book Country’s Self-Publishing Packages

Penguin Random House was one of the first of the major publishers to enter the self-publishing service market when it expanded its writing community Book Country into a self-publishing imprint in 2011. Ultimately, when the Pearson publishing group purchased Author Solutions Inc. (ASI) in 2012 from Bertram Capital, the self-publishing service provider became the publishing engine

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How to Plan a Successful eBook Pre-Launch Campaign – Tess Pajaron | Guest Post

Boost your sales potential before your book hits the digital shelves. First off, warm congratulations to you for finishing your book! You’ve already accomplished the toughest part of the process. Now you’ve arrived at the final stretch: marketing your book to the world. And without the help of a publishing company to do this kind

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The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Sixth Edition) by Mark Levine | Book Review

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Sixth Edition) A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing By Mark Levine (North Loop Books) Paperback (302 pages), $16.95 e-Book (PDF, ePub & MOBI), $7.98 Amazon   Since 2004, Mark Levine, author of several editions of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, has been making sense of the

May

Publishing Service Index: May 2016

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2016. IngramSpark holds the number one position at the top of the index, marginally increasing the gap on CreateSpace. Matador moves ahead of Smashwords into fourth place and Lightning Source slips below Silverwood Books to ninth place. Please be aware that service provider Original Writing based in Ireland has gone out

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Macmillan Publishers Buys Self-Publishing Platform Pronoun

Macmillan Publishers has announced that it has bought self-publishing platform Pronoun. However, the platform will retain all its staff and move its offices to Macmillan in New York. Pronoun, formerly Vook, will also retain its own branding. From the Press Release: New York, NY – May 25, 2016 – Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun,

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Traditional Publishing: A Maze; Self-publishing: Amazing – Alison Gardiner | Guest Post

I have fought dragons and won; from now on please call me St Georgette. The vanquished fire breathing monster in question is the publishing industry, which waits, crouched, ready to swallow up, or at least badly singe, many would-be heroes. Having discovered that my original attacking stance, straight to the traditional face, was not working,

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Kobo Writing Life Launches Suite of Vetted Publishing Services

Kobo Writing Life has announced the launch of a number of new “vetted” publishing services, including cover design, ISBNs, eBook conversion and copyrighting. Press release below: Kobo Writing Life Tool Kit Helps Self-Published Authors Cross the Finish Line Author access to advantageous pricing on a variety of publishing services TORONTO, April 13, 2016: Whether it’s due to writer’s block, the

March

Publishing Service Index: March 2016

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for March 2016. IngramSpark has once again held on to its number one position at the top of the index very marginally ahead of CreateSpace. The is very no change in the top 26 positions, which is unusual given the fact that our last index was published in

January

Publishing Service Index: January 2016

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2016. IngramSpark has held on to its number one position at the top of the index ahead of CreateSpace. Kindle Direct Publishing swaps places with Smashwords. Kobo Writing Life moves up two places to sixth, its highest position yet in the index.   Lightning Source continues gradual slow slide, now close

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Publishing Service Index: November/December 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for November/December and will be the last published update of 2015. IngramSpark looks to have won the seesaw battle with CreateSpace that marked the index over the past six months. The Ingram-owned publishing platform has returned to the top, but with a wider margin than we have seen for some time.

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