It's been a rough patch for the publishing industry, especially where indie authors are concerned. With the sudden boom of the digital publishing revolution, startups appeared across the globe to help authors publish their books. While most of the major retail book platforms offer some kind of dashboard for authors with the know-how and confidence to go it alone, just as many … [Read more...] about Tate Publishing Company Closes As Others Step In to Fill the Void
It's been a long time since something truly innovative happened to digital publishing and indie presses. Just in time for one semester to end and another to begin, though, self-publishing company Lulu announced the launch of something that might finally be a disruptive force in publishing.One of the much-anticipated and completely disappointing aspects of the digital … [Read more...] about Lulu Launches Academic SelfPub Branch Glasstree
Self-published authors have a new sales and distribution opportunity, thanks to the pioneers in indie book promotion, IndieReader. The company, long known for its awareness-raising efforts for self-published and small press titles, has added a branded app and ebookstore to its list of services for authors."The IR app has all of the features you would expect in a great … [Read more...] about IndieReader Launches First of Its Kind App and eBookstore for Self-Published Works
A number of blogs and news sites posted uncharacteristically wary responses to this week's announcements coming out in the world of self-publishing and ebook-only imprints. On the first front, a press release stated that self-publishing solutions provider Lulu has teamed up with vanity press Author Solutions (ASI) to promote high-priced packages to would-be authors; at the same … [Read more...] about Authors Warned Away from eBook-Only Imprints
Bowker, the ProQuest group that supplies book information to publishers, libraries, and booksellers and is the official US agency for identifying ISBN numbers, released the results today of its most recent study on self-published books, both print and digital. According to the release on the study, available self-published books now total more than 235,000, nearly a triple … [Read more...] about New Bowker Study on eBooks Shows Self-Publishing Growth
LULU is one of the premier self-publishing destinations and today is launching a new product called "The Publishing Advisor." This is a new tool designed to give authors all the backgrounds and levels of experience customized publishing recommendations for their books, absolutely free.The Publishing Advisor tool starts off by asking five simple questions about your book. … [Read more...] about LULU Launches Publishing Advisor
We have just wrapped up our contest for indie authors and aspiring writers! The winner has won a shiny new Masterpiece Publishing Package courtesy of LULU that retails for $1,697.00!Lulu.com’s Open-Publishing platform allows authors, businesses, and developers alike to publish and distribute their content free of charge. Whether you are looking to publish a paperback, … [Read more...] about LULU Master Publishing Contest Winner Is. ..
We have a great free contest for indie authors and aspiring writers! You can win a Masterpiece Publishing Package courtesy of LULU that retails for $1,697.00!Lulu.com’s Open-Publishing platform allows authors, businesses, and developers alike to publish and distribute their content free of charge. Whether you are looking to publish a paperback, hardcover, ebook, or photo … [Read more...] about Indie Author Contest – Win a Masterpiece Publishing Package from LULU