Judges don't read all entries in the "pre-long list" for the Booker Prize. Jane Friedman’s Hot Sheet and Bookstat launch indie bestseller chart.
Today on Self-Publishing News: Book bans vs. hate literature. Librarians are accusing the Hoopla platform of distributing antisemitic and other conspiracy theory books, including Holocaust denial titles. But where is the line between "banning books" and establishing standards?
Kindle Storyteller UK opens for its £20,000 2022 award., and the Society of Author reports on publishing services companies, highlighting predatory practice.
With the rise in streaming services, many authors have visions of their stories tapping in to the books-to-big-screen pipeline. So far, Wattpad has come through on this promise to take stories from young writers and sell them to services such as Netflix. Now, there's another company, called Inkitt, and they just got a new round of investment to make that happen.
Createspace's ISBN registration grows 50% to more than a million and StreetLib partners with Voxnest to allow authors to podcast from their platform.
Like to know more about what it takes to win the Kindle Storyteller Award? Inspirational indie author Hannah Lynn shares the experience of being the 2018 winner, and tells us all about her writing life.