1949-2014It's with great sadness that TIPM reports Neil Marr has died. Neil began his writing career as a journalist, founded Bewrite Books as an editor and publisher, and was a much [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 1:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The ongoing Sharjah Children's Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice. [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 7:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Subscription e-book service Oyster is teaming with Spritz, the speed-reading venture, to offer Stephen Covey’s self-help bestseller, "The 7 Habits of High Effective People," for free in the Spritz format. [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 4:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
With backlist, you have to see what's old that's new or make it new again, says Ira Silverberg, who keynotes PP's Monetizing the Backlist conference next Thursday. [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Donna Tartt, Chimamanda Adichi, and Jhumpa Lahiri are among the finalists for The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) awarded June 4. [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:32:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Among several plans to promote literature, South Korea hopes to send children's books to the North as part of Incheon’s turn as UNESCO World Book Capital 2015. [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 7:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
By Jason Matthews “Knowing what you know now…” I work with new writers online and at events. They ask a myriad of smart questions including this one: how would you publish differently [...]
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7:01:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Judge Denise Cote yesterday rejected Apple’s November 2013 motion to dismiss the states’ class action claims for lack of standing. [...]
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 4:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
After a brief stint at #1, Michael Lewis's "Flash Boys" fell four spots to #5 on Apple's iBooks bestseller list. [...]
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 4:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Getting concrete and accurate data on e-books and the digital marketplace in the book industry can be a precarious business. Bowker and Nielsen both provide regular data to the industry but [...]
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 1:34:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Total Boox, an unusual e-book delivery service based on metered reading, is making its library of 20,000 e-book titles available to the public to read entirely for free during the [...]
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for April 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past 4 to 5 weeks. CreateSpace and Amazon KDP swap places [...]
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 3:48:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Welcome to the e-Book Cover Design Awards. This edition is for submissions during March, 2014. This month we received: 85 covers in the Fiction category 16 covers in the Nonfiction category Comments, Award Winners, [...]
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 7:01:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
One of the remarkable things about the new world of self-publishing is that there are new writers coming along every week. New writers who need to learn how publishing works [...]
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 7:01:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
There are growing concerns in the author-publishing community about the operation, activities and claims made by AuthorOffer.com over the past month. The website was registered and set-up in December 2013 and [...]
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 8:25:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

POST SCRIPTUM: Cover Design

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Book covers are hard to design and involve being both eye-catching and telling of the story’s narrative. For this reason, template designs are a sad joke to anybody with design experience. Much like using clip art to illustrate your story, using a template has the very opposite effect that an author is probably seeking. Rather […]

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Self-Publishing or Traditional?

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To self publish or try and go the traditional route – that is the burning question these days. For the next few weeks, I’ll be interviewing KC Frantzen about her new children’s book coming out in July 2011 and we’ll be talking about the wonderful, magnificent, May, the K9 Spy and her adventures.

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Introduction to Self-Publishing

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What Is Self-Publishing? http://www.ebookcrossroads.com/self-publishing.html Simply put, self-publishing means you are responsible for all aspects of production, marketing and distribution of your book. This is not to say that you have to perform every task, but you do have to make sure each task gets done – and you will bear the costs to have them […]

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Walking in the Footsteps of the Brave

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Written by Lawanda Warthen Illustrated and Designed by Taillefer Long Buy the Book! Facebook Fan Page Children of the World, this wonderful book by Major Lawanda Warthen of the United States Army, will help you to understand a terrible period in world history. During World War II, 1.5 million people died in a war that […]

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Pink is Just A Color and So is Blue

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Written by Niki Bhatia Illustrated by Taillefer Long Buy the Book! Facebook Author Blog You’re a boy who likes pink? Great! You like to play with dolls? Fantastic! Your best friend is a girl—and she likes to crash cars, build things, and play pirates? Awesome! Playing is about having fun, exploring and learning about the bigger […]

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Children’s Author John Rocco: Committed to Telling Stories | Publishing Perspectives

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Children’s Author John Rocco: Committed to Telling Stories | Publishing Perspectives. “Making books that fit everybody ends up making books that don’t fit anybody.” Having spent time both within and outside of the publishing industry, Rocco has very strong opinions of what matters to him, and where publishers are going wrong. “Publishers today are averse […]

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BookShout Addition Lets Readers Import E-Books from Any Platform

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BookShout Addition Lets Readers Import E-Books from Any Platform.

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Winners, Are You One?

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Written by Liv Giacomo Digital Coloring by Taillefer Long Click Here to Purchase Through a series of simple real life stories, this little book demonstrates some very important lessons for young children. Polly the Penguin leads us through the process of becoming Winners ! Acceptance of others, honesty and integrity are all important qualities to […]

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Light Switch to Heaven

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Written by Pete Siegel Illustrated and Designed by Taillefer Long Purchase Light Switch to Heaven Light Switch To Heaven is the delightful tale of Queen Itup and Pick Itup working tirelessly every night while you are sleeping to make the sky ready for the next day.  As a child my father read me stories almost […]

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Satya and the Sun (Bilingual Book Cover)

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Written by Marzia Bisignani Cover Illustration and Design by Taillefer Long Satya and the Sun on FACEBOOK Purchase Satya and the Sun (iPhone and iPad) Satya is afraid of the dark. Her quest to find the place where the sun never sets leads her on a magical adventure around the planet. Riding a white-winged unicorn […]

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Lucy the Tortoise

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Written by Sheila Rockley Art and Design by Taillefer Long Buy the Book! Everyone needs an adventure now and then . . . even a tortoise. In this tale, Lucy the Tortoise tells young readers how a chance encounter with a mischievous back-flipping bunny leads her on an escapade out of her backyard and into […]

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I Want to do Yoga Too

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Written by Carole P. Roman Illustrations by Taillefer Long Buy the Book! Author Website Hallie and her mother go to the yoga studio. Hallie wants to join her mom’s yoga class, but she isn’t allowed. She complains to the babysitter, who gently guides her through four yoga poses. Hallie learns that not only is yoga […]

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Castle Diaries: The Discoveries of Princess Grace and Prince Elijah

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Written by C.K. Walker Illustrated by Taillefer Long Purchase Castle Diaries Live through the day to day discoveries of Princess Grace and Prince Elijah. With each series the two siblings encounter thrilling adventures and meet new friends. In this first volume, magical vegetables come to life to share the benefits of eating healthy. This book […]

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Gwinnor’s Wings

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Written by Bella Taylor Illustrated by Taillefer Long Buy the Book! One day, a fairy penguin named Gwinnor asked his mother, “Mum, am I a bird or a fish?”  His mother, looking somewhat baffled with his son’s strange question, answered him qui “But Mum, how come I couldn’t fly like a bird?” “Go and ask […]

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Illustration Friday: Freeze

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Welcome to Illustration Friday! Illustration Friday is a weekly drawing challenge and participatory art exhibit. Every Friday a new topic is posted and you have one week to come up with your own, unique interpretation. Anyone who likes to draw, paint, sculpt, doodle or color can participate in Illustration Friday. You don’t need to be a pro! It’s fun to […]

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My self-publishing journey

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The Hindu : Arts / Books : My self-publishing journey. How to self-publish and market your book online and have the time of your life. RASANA ATREYA Early this year the unpublished manuscript of my novel, Tell a Thousand Lies, was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia prize. I was ecstatic when I […]

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BISG Report Finds More E-book Buyers Buying Print Books

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BISG Report Finds More E-book Buyers Buying Print Books.

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Google Says Book Search is Fair Use

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Google Says Book Search is Fair Use.

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The Policeman and the Dog Who Always Caught the Bad Guys — indiereader.com Review

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The Policeman and the Dog Who Always Caught the Bad Guys — indiereader.com — Readability. Verdict: Removing the context of the author’s inexperience from the judgment, this book is a pleasant enough read, but it’s no Dr. Seuss. But I’d love to give this author the opportunity to compare this book to anything Dr. Seuss […]

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DoJ Reviews Comments, Says E-book Deal to Go Ahead

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DoJ Reviews Comments, Says E-book Deal to Go Ahead.

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Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen

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 Written by Eric Mills Art and Design by Taillefer Long Click here to Purchase Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen Official Website Facebook Fan Page Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen is a heart-tugging tale of friendship and kindness that will delight children and adults alike, teaching key virtues such as resiliency, effort, and sharing that will be cherished […]

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Book Sales Fell 2.5% in 2011

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Book Sales Fell 2.5% in 2011.

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What Common Core Means for Publishers

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What Common Core Means for Publishers.

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So You Want to Write (or Publish) a Book – Piedmont, CA Patch

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So You Want to Write (or Publish) a Book – Piedmont, CA Patch.

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Kobo Launches the Writing Life Self-Publishing Platform | Good E-Reader – ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

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Kobo Launches the Writing Life Self-Publishing Platform | Good E-Reader – ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News.

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TheRecord – Instant books for the on-demand generation?

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TheRecord – Instant books for the on-demand generation?.

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Project Gutenberg Launches Repository for Self-Published Works

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Project Gutenberg Launches Repository for Self-Published Works.

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Central Valley Business Times

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Central Valley Business Times.

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Author Penelope Trunk Takes Advance and Leaves Publisher to Self-Publish Because Publisher Didn’t Know Online Marketing — www.digitalbookworld.com — Readability

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Author Penelope Trunk Takes Advance and Leaves Publisher to Self-Publish Because Publisher Didn’t Know Online Marketing — www.digitalbookworld.com — Readability. Author Penelope Trunk got a big advance from a big publisher and then after determining that the publisher was “incompetent” when it came to online marketing, she decided to take the money and run — […]

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Kobo Inks Deal With Local Retailer to Move Into Italy | Digital Book World

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Kobo Inks Deal With Local Retailer to Move Into Italy | Digital Book World. Classic Titles and Modern Hits are Transformed with Kobo’s Digital Reading Solution Available at Mondadori Stores this Autumn Toronto, Canada – July 10, 2012 – Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, and the Mondadori Group, Italy’s leading retailer, and publisher […]

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New High-End E-Book Consultancy Launches in Hong Kong | Digital Book World

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New High-End E-Book Consultancy Launches in Hong Kong | Digital Book World. The rising demand for self-publishing services has resulted in dozens of companies sprouting up to serve thousands of aspiring authors. Most of these firms offer publishing and distribution platforms and, increasingly, premium services like editorial, design and marketing. A new book consultancy out […]

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Can you make money by self-publishing?

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Can you make money by self-publishing?. Your chances of getting a book published are pretty small. So why not go down the self-publishing route? Finishing your novel is just the first hurdle. Finding an agent or publisher willing to read your work and shortlist it and have it published is an even bigger challenge. But […]

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