Tag: self-publish

by Jenny Shank

Bowker’s most recent analysis of ISBN numbers revealed that 458,564 books were self-published in 2013, an increase of 17 percent over 2012. Occasionally an indie book breaks out of this crowded pack and achieves significant sales or acclaim, but this is still a rare occurrence, given the sheer number of titles, the variability of their […] more »

by Rich Bellis

This week sees a number of changes on the e-book best-seller list, beginning right at the very top. Stephen King’s new novel “Revival” knocks John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” down a peg to No. 2, after the latter spent two weeks at No. 1. Grisham and King are among the best-known and best-selling authors in the world, and although nearly half […] more »

by Carla King

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this “Netflix for books” model affect the self-publishing industry? Is Kindle Unlimited the best, or should self-publishers join the Scribd or Oyster programs instead? How do you get in? Read on for a comparison […] more »

by Miral Sattar

The book publishing industry is going through a huge transition. It’s easier than ever to get a book out into the world. All the resources you need to publish a book are available you. You no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers (publishers) to publish a quality book. Because it’s so easy to […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ won’t back down on Apple, e-book publishers antitrust lawsuit (Washington Post) 2. Penguin to acquire self-publishing firm Author Solutions for $116M (WSJ) 3. Romance writer dominates self-published bestsellers list (GalleyCat) 4. An argument against e-book subscriptions (Huffington Post) 5. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Justice Department may be ready to sue Apple and five publishers in price-fixing case (PaidContent) 2. PayPal asks some e-book distributors to ban books with “obscene” themes (Globe and Mail) 3. Random House triples e-book prices for libraries (Annoyed Librarian) […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Who chooses what gets sold in digital bookstores? (Huffington Post) 2. Did Apple go too far with rejection of writer’s e-book? (ReadWriteWeb) 3. E-book production outpaces hardbacks (eBookNewser) 4. How Sony got clobbered by Amazon in the e-reader war (Fast […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Barnes & Noble unveils a $199 tablet (MSN Money) 2. Amazon removes thousands of digital titles in dispute (New York Times) 3. Author of self-published web comic raises more than $1 million from fans (Guardian) 4. New site helps you […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin discontinues library-book downloads for Kindle users (PCWorld) 2. International publisher alliance shuts down piracy site (The Bookseller) 3. Whitney Houston’s death triggers flood of new Kindle e-book releases (Los Angeles Times) 4. UK magazine publishers report e-edition sales with […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. 2012 marks the rise of new e-book tools (Forbes) 2. Self-published crime writer is Kindle’s most popular author (The Telegraph) 3. Rogue self-publishers adding XXX material to Nook and Kindle online stores (PC Magazine) 4. Would you buy digital books […] more »