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Publishing Service Index: October 2015

Publishing Service Index: October 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for October 2015. We are a little late with this month’s index, but it does include our latest review of Epigraph Publishing Service and all feedback up until the end of October. For the last two months IngramSpark had edged ahead of CreateSpace. However, the Amazon-owned platform returns to the top of

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Epigraph Publishing Service – Reviewed

Launched in 2006 by Paul Cohen, New York-based Epigraph Publishing Service is an offshoot of Monkfish Book Publishing — a traditional small press. Epigraph describes its services as a ‘cross-pollination of traditional and self-publishing techniques.’ Epigraph’s primary motivation and mission is to provide authors with creative, financial and legal control while still providing them with

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The Inevitable Publishing Revolution of the Digital Era – Monika Pacyfka Tichy | Guest Post

“Why do publishers fight digital?” This question, asked by many, is answered by Hugh Howey: “Largely due to the fear that they’d lose control of distribution”. Describing how difficult it was for the music industry to adapt to e.g. iTunes, Howey sums it up: “They were right to be worried, of course. These things came

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Peters Fraser & Dunlop Launches Agent-Assisted Publishing Imprint

London-based literary agency Peters Fraser & Dunlop (PFD) has recently launched its own agent-assisted digital publishing imprint, IPSO Books. COO of PFD Robert Caskie joined Reedsy founder Ricardo Fayet for an interview to discuss the new venture and Reedsy’s involvement in the project. You can watch the video interview below or read the full transcript available on

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Smashwords Inks Distribution Deal with Gardners Books UK

Self-Publishing platform and e-book distributor Smashwords has agreed a deal with the largest wholesaler in the United Kingdom, Gardners Books. Gardners powers the online ebook store operations of over 400 small and medium-sized booksellers throughout the world. This service is part of its white label ecommerce and fulfillment services. Smashwords announced the agreement in a blog post earlier this week. On

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Amazon Expands Kindle Scout Publishing Platform Internationally

This week Amazon announced that it was expanding its reader-powered publishing platform  internationally, including Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and India. Kindle Scout was launched last year in the United States and the platform allows authors to submit unpublished, novel-length English-language manuscripts. Previews of the manuscripts are made available for Amazon readers to

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Publishing Service Index: August 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for August 2015. Once again IngramSpark and CreateSpace exchange places at the top spot of the index this month, but only by a whisker.   The most notable change is Lightning Source’s (LSI) continued slippage on the index and for the first time it drops outside the top five positions. It should be

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6 Questions To Ask Before Creating A Children’s Publication App – Alexis Fedor | Guest Post

If you have a self-published children’s publication, whether it’s a book, magazine, or any other type of content, the number of options to publish digitally can quickly become overwhelming. We’ve gone pass the dawn of the app, with more kids than ever before are enjoying apps to learn and view content across various mobile devices.

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It’s All About SELF-e

Earlier this month Porter Anderson guest posted over on Jane Friedman’s website about an opportunity and program for authors to gain access into the library market in the USA. The program was originally launched by BiblioBoard in conjunction with Library Journal. It’s called SELF-e and it offers indie authors the chance to place e-books in front of

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