An open letter has been making the rounds the last couple days that pits the self-publishing community against one of the banners of big corporate publishing.
What this all comes down to is respect. The self-publishing community is a passionate one, believing its authors have just as much of a right to publish a book as do authors who have traditional publishers. Moreover, many of them believe their mode of publishing is the right one.
At the end of the day, they just want to be treated as authors, not self-published authors.
As evidenced by the need for Herbert’s letter, there is still a significant stigma surrounding self-publishing and indie authors. Hell, I’ve been accused of perpetuating it myself.
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How Much Does It Cost to Self-Publish a Book? (Reedsy)
One of the questions we get asked most often at Reedsy is “What’s the cost of self-publishing my book? How much should I budget for editing and cover design?” Since our launch at the end of 2014, we’ve been able to collect a lot of data about the book publishing industry – data that answers this and other pressing questions for authors and publishers. It’s always been our plan to open-source that data, and now we’re ready to share it.
How to Self-Publish in India with Rasana Atreya (Creative Penn)
India is an exciting market for indie authors and today, Rasana Atreya gives an overview of the publishing landscape and outlines tips for self-publishing in India.
Accent Press Merges with Cardiff Self-Publishing Firm (Bookseller)
Accent Press’s newly created self-publishing arm Octavo Publishing has merged with another self-publishing firm, Onion Custard Publishing. The deal was confirmed at the London Book Fair earlier this month, and sees Cardiff-based Onion Custard founder and MD David Norrington become manager of Octavo, where he will head up a team of four staff.
Startup of the Week: DOGObooks (Futurebook)
DOGObooks is the largest destination for book reviews by and for kids. Its platform allows kids to safely discover, rate, review and share their thoughts about books that inspire them.
From Publishing to Published (Bookseller)
So as I wait for my debut One Silver Summer (Scholastic Inc) to come out, I thought I would write about how it feels to be a publisher – and be published. Publishing came first. I wrote as a child, but the YA in me thought I’d be better at talking about books than writing one. And it was a job that paid me to read.
Making Translation Contracts Understandable (Pub Perspectives)
Part of “The Bridge Series” of events relating to translation in the industry, this month’s session in New York City looked at translators’ contracts, and what to expect.
BIGNY Accepting Submissions for 30th Annual New York Book Show (DBW)
The Book Industry Guild of New York is holding its 30th annual New York Book Show October 13, 2016 and is now accepting submissions. The deadline is May 4, 2016.