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Publishing Service Index | October 2014

Publishing Service Index | October 2014

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for October 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past four weeks. There is no great change in the top positions, but Lulu strengthens its position in the top ten with a move to eight. Bowker in the USA has just released a report on

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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

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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

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Publishing Service Index | June 2014

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for June 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past six weeks. CreateSpace and Amazon KDP once again swap places at the top. We recently reported some increased distribution options for Blurb authors (including Amazon Kindle and Ingram print and e-book). If there is positive feedback from authors over the coming weeks

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Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) – Reviewed

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has established itself as the single most recognisable DIY self-publishing platform for authors wanting to publish their books in e-book. Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing back in 2007 in beta form and pitched it initially to ‘publishers’ via marketing emails. Amazon had also just launched the first Kindle e-reader hardware—a basic

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CreateSpace – Reviewed (Update Feb 2017)

CreateSpace is the publishing engine of global online retailer and publisher Amazon, the company everyone either wants to love or hate. Createspace began life in 2002 as CustomFlix Labs (DVD), originally intended to make widespread distribution easier for independent filmmakers by providing on-demand DVD production. In 2000, a small group of writers pooled resources to form Booksurge

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