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Joel Friedlander Self Publishing Advice

The Self Publishing Roadmap from our Advisor Joel Friedlander

Joel Friedlander, author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion and book design advisor to the Alliance (ALLi), always impresses with the depth of his knowledge, not just on design matters but everything to do with self-publishing. He’s releasing a series of training videos, called The Self Publishing Roadmap, packed with useful information and tips — and  is […]

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Famous Self-Publishers

Though it took technology to spread it to the masses, self-publishing has a long and distinguished history, as this anecdote from Alison Baverstock’s book The Naked Author: A Guide To Self Publishing, illustrates: “In 1797, a manuscript was submitted to a London publisher by the proud father of an unknown author. First Impressions, a three-volume novel. […]

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ePublishing Press Release from Kobo

Kobo announced at BEA (Book Expo America) that its self-publishing platform is finally about to be released. This will be an epub platform and it’s good news for indie authors. Here’s the press release in full. Read through it and see what you think: Triple Digit Year-over-Year Growth Strengthens Kobo’s Global Leadership (via PR Newswire) […]

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The History of Self-Publishing

Publishing since pre-history can be loosely divided into three stages. 1. From Bard to Scribe It began with the transition from oral to written culture. In traditional society, bards were renowned and respected, and supported themselves by travelling and sharing their stories and information with the community at large. This spoken tradition shaped the way words […]

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