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15 Things Traditional Publishers Might Say To Each Other About Self-Publishing Service Providers

15 Things Traditional Publishers Might Say To Each Other About Self-Publishing Service Providers

1.  “Look, we’ve nothing to worry about. They’re all just glorified printers and author mills. We’re the real cultivators and promoters of literature.”   2.  “I mean, it’s easy to make money if you just sell services to authors and not their books.”   3.  “Martha, it’s like I said about e-books years ago. Those service

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Guest Post: How Bowker uses its U.S. ISBN monopoly to rip off new authors

An author or publisher who wants to distribute a print edition of a book in the United States will eventually have to get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) assigned to the title. ISBN records contain author, publisher, size, format, topic-related information, pricing, and other data needed by retailers, libraries, and book distribution systems. Some

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Honey, I Turned the Penguin into a Partridge!

Penguin Books continues its global expansion into the global self-publishing service sector in partnership with Author Solutions (ASI). Pearson, owners of Penguin Books, bought the giant self-publishing service provider last year for $116 million from Bertram Capital. Just recently Penguin Books revamped and relaunched its own self-publishing imprint, Book Country, courtesy of ASI’s technical development

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Guest Post: Overcoming The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing | Tom Corson-Knowles

1. Fear Fear is the #1 killer of success as a writer. It’s why most people wake up every morning and work in a 9-5 job they hate. It’s why more heart attacks happen on Monday mornings while people are on their way to an unfulfilling job. It’s why writers will throw away their manuscript

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