How Kindle Unlimited Stacks Up

Comparing Amazon’s new ebook subscription service to its competitors, selling ebooks through Facebook, the latest Author Earnings report, Google Play gets bigger, Apple’s settlement and more.

Getting Books to Market Quicker

Amazon Publishing and Rizzoli team up to accelerate the publishing process, when it’s cheaper investing in book companies than authors, New Zealanders prefer print and much more.

BigJump Rizzoli Winner already published in print

Only 4 months from the submission of the draft manuscript to the availability in bookshops of the final print edition. During a public event on June 23rd, Rizzoli unveiled the final winner of BigJump, the first literary award in Italy …

Ebook Publishing’s Long Tail Still Lives

The other side of the debate about the elusive long tail in the digital book market, Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter campaign successes, putting data to work in publishing, a new learning app and more.

Four Ways to Rock Goodread’s New “Ask the Author” Feature

Building relationships with readers is a valuable way for an author to grow book sales. The Goodreads book recommendation site has recently extended its author tools with a new feature called “Ask The Author” that allows authors to answer fans’ questions. The way …

Libraries Forge New Roles in Digital Content Ecosystem, New Report Says

As the digital publishing landscape evolves, public and school libraries are striving to redefine their roles while shoring up their missions. Today, they’re beginning to find ways of achieving that balancing act, according to a new report published by the American Library Association. The report …

Illustrated Self-Publishing Platform Blurb Builds Kindle Integration

[Press Release] Blurb Enables Its Authors to Create and Publish on Kindle/Amazon, Enters Into Global Distribution With Ingram, and Offers Competitively Priced Trade Book Line On the heels of the Graphicly team hire and the takeover of HP’s MagCloud operations, …

OverDrive and Smashwords Ink Deal to Distribute Indie Author Ebooks to Libraries

[Press Release] Smashwords and OverDrive in Worldwide eBook Distribution Agreement 200,000 eBooks from 80,000 indie authors and small independent presses to be available through OverDrive’s global library network OverDrive, the world’s largest library eBook platform, and Smashwords, the world’s largest distributor of …

Best Way to Publish

DIY versus team approaches to self-publishing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt forges an identity through storytelling, four key questions for publishing’s future, Baker & Taylor heads to Canada and more.

BookBaby Launches Direct Sales for Self-Publishing Authors

[Press Release] BookBaby lets authors sell direct and earn more Authors can publish, promote and sell their eBooks like never before with the addition of BookShop. BookBaby, the publishing arm of indie music powerhouse CD Baby, is writing a whole …

UK Paper The Guardian Launches Monthly Self-Publishing Award

[Press Release] The Guardian and Legend Times launch ground-breaking self-publishing award The Guardian and Legend Times have announced a new monthly writing prize, highlighting the best self-published novels. The winning novel will be selected by a panel of industry judges …

3 Steps to Choosing The Perfect Freelance Editor

Digital publishing allows writers everywhere to become authors. One of the most important steps in getting your work polished for self-publishing is to hire a freelance editor for conceptual feedback and line edits. You can find many freelance editors with …

4 Questions To Ask Before Self Publishing

Self-publishing opens up a world of opportunities for novelists. But as in independent author, how do you know your book is ready for prime time? Use this quick checklist of questions to see if your fictional story is ready for …

Why Are T-Shirts More Valuable Than Ebooks?

My brothers-in-law recently started a T-shirt sales website. Grizz Riley.com sells comfy, cool T-shirts for $25. I fully support their entrepreneurial launch. But I couldn’t help thinking about it in comparison to publishers, selling ebooks for a just couple of bucks. …

Lessons Publishers Can Learn From Harlequin’s Annual Results

Harlequin announced their annual results last week and it was another disappointing year for the world’s leading romance book publisher. Harlequin is an interesting case study review about how the disruption of digital has affected traditional publishing. Harlequin has sold direct …

Who Is Really an Author?

Debating who can lay claim to the term, a closer look at Hugh Howey’s self-publishing advocacy, making pricing decisions, analyzing Amazon’s ebook dominance and more.