This week’s news round-up focuses on Amazon Marketing Services, the latest bandwagon for promoting self-published books; piracy issues; and the iBooks Author conference.
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A quick round-up of the latest hot news stories in the world of self-publishing, from Amazon, Smashwords, Wattpad, and David Gaughran
A handy summary of top self-publishing news stories this week including the closure of Amazon’s Forum, a new Wattpad initiative, and indie author activity at Frankfurt Book Fair
This week’s news round-up turns the spotlight on an author caught gaming the system, B&N banning – then unbanning – certain authors, & AMS profits.
Oxford is a strange place to be in the summer. It’s a pretty small city, and for much of the year a significant part of its population is made up of the students from its two universities. When the students leave, far from dropping the numbers swell even further thanks to tourists drawn by the pull […]
One of the most popular genres on YouTube these days features “unboxing” videos. That is, literally, videos of people taking a thing out of the box in which it arrived. I was reminded of this by one of the articles that has been doing the rounds this week, linking the resurgence of print books and […]
With two trade-published books to her name, one fiction, one non-fiction, Emily Benet chose to switch to the path of the indie author and self-publish her third book, a novel, The Hen Party. Her encouraging case study may inspire other authors to do the same, and reaffirm the conviction of those already following that course. […]
As this goes to press, I will be standing in front of a class of 30 or so Masters students on a publishing module in one of the UK’s leading universities in the area. And I will be talking about self-publishing. For three hours. Well, I hope I won’t be talking for three hours – […]
Excuse me while I just settle down and get comfortable in my new home here on a Tuesday. I look forward to welcoming you here. OK, now I’ve popped next door to Monday’s opinion column and borrowed a pint of milk, here we go. Kobo In case it sometimes seems that when it comes to ebook […]
It is a week since my office burned down as I write this, and our whole faculty is currently working from a basement, which makes us feel rather like MI6 in Skyfall. One of the things that has amazed me is that, despite having to start essentially from scratch – even having to figure out, […]