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Macmillan’s Acquisition of Pronoun Creates Uncertainty, Hope

Last month, I reviewed Pronoun, an intriguing, free, assisted self-publishing platform. I’m updating that review today with a significant new development: Macmillan has acquired Pronoun. Uncertainty, but optimism too The incursion of Big 5 publishers into the realm of self-publishing has rarely benefited indie authors. The long, ugly history of traditional publishers partnering with predatory […]

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ALLi Watchdog Report: Motivational Press

In recent months, many authors have received email solicitations from Motivational Press inviting them to submit a manuscript for publication. Does the company live up to its own hype? Our Watchdog reporter John Doppler has been investigating and shares his findings here.   Background Founded in 2007, Motivational Press is an assisted publisher targeting authors of business, […]

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Opinion: Why 2020 Predictions Aren’t All Gloom and Doom

American novelist John Doppler embraces the apocalypse that some are predicting for the world of publishing and explains why indies needn’t be afraid… The end is nigh! Any day now, the world will be destroyed by nuclear war, magnetic pole reversal, financial collapse, mass coronal ejection, asteroid impact, a supervolcano, supervirus, or supernova…. At least, according to […]

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