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Unbound – Reviewed

Unbound is a UK publisher and funding platform founded in 2011 by John Mitchinson (ex-Waterstones marketing director, publisher at Harvill Press and author), Justin Pollard (author and historical consultant on numerous feature films and BBC TV series), and Dan Kieran (author of the bestselling Crap Towns series of books – a rough guide to Britain’s


Dorrance Publishing – Reviewed

Dorrance Publishing is a provider of self-publishing services for authors and the company was founded by Gordon Dorrance in 1920. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States, the company can now be considered the oldest existing provider of self-publishing services since the demise of Vantage Press in 2012. These services include book production, promotion,

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Telemachus Press – Reviewed

Telemachus Press describes itself as a ‘work for hire’ author services publishing company. Based in Florida, USA, the company was founded in 2009 by Claudia Jackson, a computer consultant and trainer, and husband Steven H. Jackson, a management and technology consultant and author. The company operates on some basic publishing services principles I can certainly


eBookIt – Reviewed

eBookIt is a conversion and distribution platform for publishers and independent authors founded by business man and author Robert (Bo) Bennett in January, 2011. Based in Sudbury, Massachusetts, the company has more than 3500 titles listed with major retailers and is one of several web properties under Archieboy Holdings LLC(Bennett’s original company formed in 2001).


Self-Publishing in the United States 2008-13 | Report Analysis

Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions for the publishing industry in the USA. Earlier this month Bowker released a detailed six-page report on self-publishing. The data presented in the report is based on counts of ISBNs registered in Bowker’s Books in Print database and published or distributed in the United States. The report,


Blurb Puts Its Big-Boy Pants On!

If DIY self-publishing platform Blurb was celebrating a birthday today—it would be 21! The company was actually founded in 2005, but today, Blurb finally got the keys to the house and put its big-boy pants on. In 2008 I described the company as something of a sleeping giant of the self-publishing services world. The company has


Publishing Service Index | July 2014

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for July 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past four weeks. CreateSpace has retaken the top spot ahead of Amazon KDP. Both have swapped places several times over the past few months.This months index sees the introduction of Kobo Writing Life and Publish Green, reviewed in full on TIPM