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Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

As 2016 draws to a close and the Christmas holidays are upon us, TIPM enters its tenth year in 2017. We round off this year with the latest Publishing Service Index and it reflects some real shifts on the publishing landscape for self-published authors. You can find out more details on the changes and current

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New to Self-Publishing? Here is the TIPM Database of Essential Online Reading

Before you decide on the publishing route that is right for you, and contemplate the self-publishing path, it is important to do your research. We’ve put together a list of helpful articles (and videos) we recommend reading before making a firm decision. You will find out what how the publishing industry has developed in recent years, and

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Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

TIPM subscribers and readers, we’ve reached the end of another publishing year. Every year seems to pass by so much quicker! In October the magazine celebrated its eight birthday and in that time I’ve witnessed so many changes here, and within the book industry. This year the magazine exceeded half a million unique visitors. TIPM will be taking a much-needed break

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Bertelsmann to Take up PRH Buyout Option with Equity Partner?

Reuters today reported that Bertelsmann media group is moving a step closer to acquiring the remaining 47% of Penguin Random House. In 2012 Bertelsmann and Pearson agreed a deal to merge Random House with Penguin to form Penguin Random House. The merger created the largest global book publisher of two major brands. However, Reuters reports that

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The Story of Self-Publishing (Part Two): Follow the Money – Sean Murphy | Guest Post

Earlier this year, NPR featured a podcast roundtable wherein four authors tackled the question: Is Amazon The Reader’s Friend? Generally speaking, the debate has been framed in terms of how Amazon is disrupting traditional publishing practices. Technologically speaking, disruption is often the result of innovation and consumers benefit because products or services are streamlined, reimagined or

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The Story of Self-Publishing (Part One): Past is Prologue – Sean Murphy | Guest Post

In my role as an industry analyst for the tech industry I’ve followed the developments of our shifting cultural landscape with keen professional as well as personal interest. In particular, I’ve noted the ways the book publishing industry is, in many regards, mirroring what’s happened (and what’s still unfolding) in the music industry. The hot

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TIPM Q&A Interview: Peter Paul van Bekkum – Mybestseller

This is the latest of our TIPM Q&A interviews featuring people from the publishing industry with a particular focus on The Future of Publishing. TIPM focuses on many companies from the USA and UK and I thought it would be interesting to get some perspective on the services and publishing industry in mainland Europe. This

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TIPM Q&A Interview: Sarah Taylor – Troubador Publishing

This is the second of our TIPM Q&A interviews featuring people from the publishing industry with a particular focus on The Future of Publishing today. This week TIPM caught up with Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager at Troubador Publishing, Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine and co-organiser of the Self-Publishing Conference UK.  Sarah joined Troubador in 2010

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