Tag: self-publishing

by Jenny Shank

Amazon looms large when it comes to selling traditionally published books: 67 percent of all e-books and 41 percent of all books are sold through the online retailer, according to a study conducted by the Codex Group in March 2014. But Amazon’s influence might be even greater for self-published books, as it is sometimes the […] more »

by Miral Sattar

Title: Self-Publishing 101: The Basics for Publishing Your Book We’ll walk you through the process of self-publishing a book and teach you how to avoid the pitfalls that first-time authors make. Do you have a story you want to share with the world and on the fence about indie publishing? Are you thinking about self-publishing […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The publishing industry’s latest thinking on disruption and innovation (via Digital Book World) 2. Accusing Amazon of antitrust violations, authors and booksellers demand inquiry (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. Want to succeed in self-publishing? There are no shortcuts (Drucilla Shultz / Publishers Weekly) 4. US Authors Guild demands 50% of e-book royalties […] more »

by Miral Sattar

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. You’ve written your book and now you want to tell the world about it. Book reviews are one way to get the word out about your book. So how does one […] more »

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 »