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Crowdfunding for Books: Pentian’s Self-Publishing Model Expands to U.S.

In the Spanish-speaking world, one digital publishing company has disrupted the traditional publishing process by creating an online platform that combines full-service self-publishing with crowdfunding. This platform allows authors to present their projects, lets backers pledge and support them and provides financial rewards to all involved once the books sell. The...

Self Publishing and the Perpetually Imminent Mid-List Migration

The stories of self-publishing success—the Hockings, Howeys, Konraths and the like—are well known, as is the Publishing Industry is Dead viewpoint of New York Times bestseller (and self-pub advocate), Seth Godin. But what of the long-predicted mid-lister migration to self publishing? For the past couple of years, the popular hypothesis has...

Streaming Ebooks: A New Distribution Model for Schools

Part Two in the series of articles on new e-book distribution methods for schools. See “Ebooks Are Actually Not Books” for Part One.  One ebook, one device, for one child. It makes sense if you’re a parent looking to provide reading material for your son or daughter. It makes sense if you’re a publisher...

Discoverability Tools and the Writer’s “Fight for Time”

The feedback and chatter from this week’s DBW Discoverability and Marketing Conference (including this post from Porter Anderson) is positive—if for no other reason than the conference exists. Any time publishing minds gather to specifically focus on better ways to connect great books with interested readers, that certainly has to be...

DBW Weekly Roundup: 3/31/11

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.