Quality Not Quantity for Self-Published Writers

One of the complaints the self-publishing community often hit traditional publishers with is that they license authors’ work and then hold onto it for 1-2 years before publishing it. I would agree the time taken to get books into the …

6 Steps to Overcoming Social Media Writer’s Block, Part 1

Part 1 in a 2-part series For self-published ebook authors, there’s one aspect of marketing that offers substantial exposure at a very low price: social media. It’s free, after all, and with social media, you can reach readers throughout the world. …

Self-Publishing Service Start-up Reedsy Launches

[Press Release] Self-publishing startup Reedsy officially launches today! Reedsy is excited to release to the public the first version of its website, progressively inviting editors and designers to join their marketplace over the course of the next 48 hours. Increasingly, …

FastPencil Inks Deal With Evernote So Users Can Self-Publish Ebooks

[Press Release] FastPencil Creates Print Books and eBooks from Evernote Notes Instantly New feature is first to enable Evernote users to easily import, self-publish and distribute notes as an eBook or print book regardless of device, location or previous publishing …

Amazon Expands Self-Publishing to 3D Printing

[Press Release] Amazon Customers Become Designers with New 3D Printed Products Store Offering Customizable Fashion Accessories, Toys, Home Décor and More The new 3D Printed Products store enables customers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, rings, bobble head …

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.