Rushkoff Goes Independent with OR Books

Best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff moves to Independent POD publisher, OR Books, and explains why in this self-written article in Arthur Magazine. Contrary to some blog post I’ve seen on the Internet, Rushkoff is not ‘self-publishing’, but has simply chosen an alternative publishing model to the tradition path. I broadly agree with where Rushkoff is coming from […]

10 Things to Consider Before Self-Publishing | Cross-post via Liberal Arts Colleges

This is a cross-posting from Liberal Arts Colleges’ blog, written by Carol Vertz. Self-publishing enables the writer to control every aspect of the creation and promotion of their book. It’s an appealing option for creative people who have the confidence and time to undertake such a large task. But most writers enter the process not […]

Four More For Encore

It’s four more for the AmazonEncore imprint… Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that AmazonEncore will introduce eight exceptional new books this spring. The list features compelling works of fiction including “Catcher, Caught” by Sarah Collins Honenberger; “Stalina” by Emily Rubin; “The Summer Son” by Craig Lancaster; “Regarding Ducks and Universes” by Neve Maslakovic; “Faking […]

Not Your Father’s Ingram | Publishers Weekly

| Skip Prichard, president and CEO of the Ingram Content Group, talks with Publishers Weekly this morning about the expanded moves from print to digital services. Ingram has long been thought of as the book industry’s quintessential middleman, distributing publishers’ books and other products to thousands of accounts. But over the past five to 10 […]

Ingram to Open POD Facility in Australia

Ingram to Open POD Facility in Australia Ingram Content Group announced plans to open a networked Lightning Source print-on-demand book production facility in Australia. The new Australian POD facility will manufacture both paperback and hardcover black and white interior books and should begin operation in June 2011. Related articles by Zemanta Ingram Content Group Expands […]

Amazon Announce 2011 AmazonCrossing Titles

Amazon today announced further titles for 2011 from its AmazonCrossing translation imprint. From the press release: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that AmazonCrossing will publish six new books this spring, never before available in the English language: “The Hangman’s Daughter” by Oliver Pötzsch; “No Reserve: The Limit of Absolute Power” by Martín Redrado; “Old […]

Macmillan to Move Some Fulfillment to Ingram | PW

Macmillan to Move Some Fulfillment to Ingram Looking to lessen costs associated with its traditional print business, Macmillan has reached an agreement with the Ingram Content Group under which Macmillan will use Ingram’s print on demand and physical distribution infrastructure to manage its traditional inventory and POD needs for “long tail” titles. Macmillan will continue […]

CBC News – Technology & Science – E-books: A new chapter begins

CBC News – Technology & Science – E-books: A new chapter begins Kobo CEO, Michael Serbinis, suggests in the above CBC News article that publishers should release books in digital format first to test the market before printing them. I’m inclined to agree, and I often give the same advice to authors starting out on […]