Getting Books to Market Quicker

shutterstock_190859537One complaint some authors have against publishing houses is how quickly they get books to market – or how slowly, as the complaint often goes.

From signing a contract to seeing a book in stores can take a year or two or more, depending on a number of factors. Ebooks and self-publishing have shown that it doesn’t have to take that long to bring a product to market. Speed isn’t one of big publishers’ skills, perhaps until now.

Just 36 hours after announcing Dimmi Sene Vale La Pena by Stefania Balotelli as the winner of the BigJump self-publishing contest from Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and Italy’s Rizzoli, the publisher had the book on store shelves.

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