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Illustration Friday: Freeze

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 […]

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My self-publishing journey

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 RASANA ATREYA Early this year the unpublished manuscript of my novel, Tell a Thousand Lies, was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia prize. […]


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 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 […]


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

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, […]


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

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. […]


Can you make money by self-publishing?

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 […]


Dawn of the DIY publisher | Irish Examiner

Dawn of the DIY publisher | Irish Examiner. By John Hearne Thursday, July 05, 2012 Aspiring writers can avoid the traditionally tougher routes and publish their books themselves. Cover prices are lower but royalties can be generous, says John Hearne TWO years ago, American writer Amanda Hocking needed $300 to […]


Adria Giattino Remarks on the Role of Self-Publishing in the Publishing Industry

Adria Giattino Remarks on the Role of Self-Publishing in the Publishing Industry. The growth of the publishing industry in 2011 was largely sparked by an increase in self-publishing activities. Adria Giattino, a publishing professional, considers the perks that self-publishing offers to writers and other members of the industry. New York, […]


The Medium – Authors Unbound Online – NYTimes.com

The Medium – Authors Unbound Online – NYTimes.com. I love out-there theories and the people who are seized by them. I’m a sitting duck for crackpots. Maybe that’s why I like the Web. But even those of us who pride ourselves on never showing skepticism arrive at a crossroads sometimes. […]


Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing – NYTimes.com

Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing – NYTimes.com. SEATTLE — Amazon.com has taught readers that they do not need bookstores. Now it is encouraging writers to cast aside their publishers. Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in an array of genres, in both physical and e-book form. It […]


Self-Publishers Flourish as Writers Pay the Tab – NYTimes.com

Self-Publishers Flourish as Writers Pay the Tab – NYTimes.com. The point may soon come when there are more people who want to write books than there are people who want to read them. At least, that is what the evidence suggests. Booksellers, hobbled by the economic crisis, are struggling to […]


The Case for Self-Publishing – NYTimes.com

The Case for Self-Publishing – NYTimes.com. Many thousands of years ago, when I was still a whelpish newspaper reporter in Chicago, I did a short profile of a retired television repairman who’d written a memoir entitled “The Perilous Life of Boris B. Gursky.” As a boy in Ukraine, Gursky said, […]


Amanda Hocking Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin’s – NYTimes.com

Amanda Hocking Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin’s – NYTimes.com. Amanda Hocking, the 26-year-old author who shot to fame by selling more than a million copies of her self-published books, has signed up with a traditional publisher for her next series. St. Martin’s Press, part of Macmillan, will publish Ms. […]


Fierce Ink bridges gap between traditional publishers and self-publishing | Quill & Quire

Fierce Ink bridges gap between traditional publishers and self-publishing | Quill & Quire. Publishing professional Kimberly Walsh and freelance writer Colleen McKie have formed Fierce Ink Press, a new YA publishing co-operative and author collective for Atlantic Canadian writers, which they hope will bridge the gap between traditional publishing houses […]