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TIPM Weekly Brief: Let’s Get Erotic, Aggregated and Avoid That Self-Published Look!

TIPM Weekly Brief: Let’s Get Erotic, Aggregated and Avoid That Self-Published Look!

(pic via Daily Mail UK) Let’s Get Erotic – NOT!   The one dominant story over the past week has been the reaction by a number of e-book sellers to remove self-published books, or in the case of WH Smith in the UK and WhitCoulls in New Zealand, to entirely suspend operations. WH Smith’s online is


TIPM Weekly Brief: Vanishing Books and Sales, and The State of Your Book

Books Online: Now you see them – now you don’t! Perhaps the biggest news in recent days was the decision by UK retailer to initially remove all Kobo e-books from their online bookstore. The decision was made following complaints last week to WH Smith about the content of ‘unacceptable titles’ which contravened guidelines of the self-publishing


TIPM Morning Brief: Friday, September 27th – Heroes, Villians and Statistics

It’s another packed brief of stories making the publishing news headlines over the past few days. Alas, once again the self and mainstream communities of the publishing industry are still fixated on creating heroes and villains in equal measure. The publishing industry has an innate knack of exploring extremities, finger-pointing and looking for scapegoats while deftly ignoring


TIPM Morning Brief: Thursday, September 12th

Here is this morning’s news from the publishing and self-publishing world.   Publishers Weekly bi-monthly trade edition for self-published authors, PW Select, will now be published on a monthly basis. Post by Mick Rooney. Lulu, one of the biggest DIY self-publishing service companies, has expanded its array of free templates for authors. Post by Mick


TIPM Morning Brief: Monday, September 9th

This morning’s TIPM Morning Brief looks at some interesting article and interviews with self-published and hybrid authors. Sometimes I wonder if borders and integration between the traditional world of publishing and the indie author movement is getting healthier, or whether we are actually seeing new battle lines being drawn.  But first it’s author Kerry Wilkinson


TIPM Morning Brief: Thursday, September 5th

Here are this morning’s briefs from around the publishing world.  Amazon rarely seems to be out of the news headlines, and for good and bad reasons. Amazon has released the new version of its Paperwhite e-reader and it’s notable that it come with Goodreader installed. I’ve long been of the opinion, no matter what Amazon


TIPM Morning Brief: Labor Weekend, September 1st

Happy Labor Weekend to all our TIPM readers in the USA. Today’s TIPM Morning Brief covers a real mixed bag; an odd competition challenge by Joe Konrath to independent authors; a very mediocre article from the New York Times telling us nothing we didn’t already know; and self-editing in preparation for professional editing. First up,


TIPM Morning Brief: Friday, August 30th

In today’s latest publishing news Amazon expands south and Smashwords goes east, more gushing ASI reviews, and one not so gushing review, and a comparison review. President Obama writes to booksellers about that trip to Amazon, but doesn’t really say much about anything. Two big hitters in the self-publishing world have announced expansions in different