Tag: self-publishing

by Sarah Juckes

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. A lot of authors write books to earn a living, and there are a few nifty services out there to help you do just that. I work with CompletelyNovel, a publishing […] more »

by Carla King

Title: Which Self-Publishing Platform is Best for You? Instructor: Carla King, founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp Join us for a 1-hour training exploring the major self-publishing companies to learn what each company provides in the way of book creation services and distribution. This session will identify challenges that authors often face when making this first crucial […] more »

by Miral Sattar

For many authors, self-publishing is a first option instead of a backup to traditional publishing. Two years ago I broke down the costs to self-publish a high-quality book. The costs covered how much a traditional publisher typically spends on a book. The book publishing industry is one of the last industries to go digital, and […] more »

by Simon Owens

For awhile it probably seemed to some friends and family that Rebecca Faith Heyman had pursued an expensive degree at NYU without any intention of actually using it. She did her undergraduate and graduate degrees there, both in English, and while many of her classmates secured internships at the big publishers and magazines, Heyman spent […] more »

by Rich Bellis

The average price of a bestseller inches up to $6.66 from $6.14 last week on the Digital Book World E-book Best-Seller List as higher-priced titles crowd the upper rankings. Five of the top ten cost more than $10. And speaking of tens, this week marks the tenth that “The Girl on the Train,” the best-selling thriller […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Audio is having a moment right now. And it’s no longer just about public radio. Media companies such as the New York Times and Buzzfeed have their own podcasts, too. While podcasting has been around for more than a decade, it’s already had a first boom, bust and now boom again. Podcast networks such as […] more »

by Rich Bellis

All four of the new titles to hit this week’s E-book Best-Seller List are by best-selling authors, like Harlan Coben and John Green, whose previous books have found broad appeal among readers. That’s hardly surprising for a best-seller list, of course, and it’s something we’ve seen before. In the cases of John Green’s 2009 novel “Paper Towns” and Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander,” […] more »

by Rich Bellis

It’s not always easy to tell what makes an e-book successful. Film adaptations certainly help, as does the name-recognition of a popular author with a large fan base. Those are two probable reasons why the entirety of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy is back on this week’s list, just as the “Insurgent” movie hits theaters, and James Patterson’s “NYPD […] more »

by Rich Bellis

Even though a new title by best-selling author Erik Larson is close on its heels, “The Girl on the Train” refuses to be unseated from the No. 1 spot it’s held on the E-book Best-Seller List for seven weeks in a row. As we’ve noted before, the title’s success comes despite being unconnected with a movie […] more »

by Rich Bellis

Even as we’ve looked for signs of renewed agency e-book pricing impacting best-selling e-books (and found few), and remarked on the continued power of media tie-ins to shape the rankings, the real story is a rather old one: the ongoing dominance of the world’s largest trade publisher, Penguin Random House. During the last holiday season, Penguin Random House titles […] more »