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Publishing Service Index: May 2016

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

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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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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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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Troubador Publishing Acquires The Book Guild Ltd

This week Troubador Publishing Ltd (UK) has completed the acquisition of Brighton-based self-publishing service provider The Book Guild Ltd. TIPM understands that discussions between Troubador and The Book Guild had been on-going for several months and a final deal was agreed recently for an undisclosed sum. Troubador will continue to run The Book Guild Ltd as an independent company. Troubador already

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Kazoo Publishing Services – Reviewed

Kazoo Publishing Services is an Irish-based company founded by Chenile Keogh and Vanessa O’Loughlin in early 2013. Keogh has more than twenty years experience in the publishing industry including sales and managerial positions with Irish publishers Merlin Books and The O’Brien Press. She also founded Y Books, a general Irish publisher in 2010, though it

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Publishing Service Index: May 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2015. IngramSpark holds on to its number one position ahead of CreateSpace and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Lightning Source (LSI) continues to show gradual slippage. I suspect much of this is now down to new self-published authors to Ingram’s direct channels choosing Spark over LSI or being actively encouraged to go this

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Lightning Books Co-Publishing Launches at LBF 2015 (Overview)

The week of London Book Fair (LBF) always brings with it a host of announcements, whether it is a major publisher signing a six or seven figure deal with an author or the launch of a new imprint. With its hundreds of exhibitors, this annual trade show also becomes a home from home for many companies

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Publishing Service Index: April 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for April 2015. This month IngramSpark holds on to its number one position ahead of CreateSpace and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). While KDP still holds third place, its has closed the index rating gap considerably on CreateSpace. This is also reflected in a significant decrease in the amount of negative feedback TIPM had

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