Book Making: Just what the world needs: yet another sleazy, sloppy, egomaniacal pay-to-publish company

Book Making: Just what the world needs: yet another sleazy, sloppy, egomaniacal pay-to-publish company Michael N. Marcus gives an in-depth review of new kids on the self-publishing services block, Self Help Publishers, and it ain’t pretty! Related articles Michael N. Marcus: Ugliness of e-book formatting bleeding over into print books (teleread.com) J.A. Konrath tells ‘bedtime […]

Novelled: A Brief Overview

Novelled is a new ebook website for self-published authors supporting PDF, Mobi and ePub formats. According to founder, Perter Ibrahim speaking to Teleread last October… “… the website will allow any budding author to instantly convert their Word documents into various eBook-compatible file formats and make them available for purchase. Obviously, mine won’t be the first […]

The Truth About My Time, Part I: Queries & Requested Material | Confessions From Suite 500

The Truth About My Time, Part I: Queries & Requested Material | Confessions From Suite 500 “In 2010, I was open to queries from January 1st to November 15th.Here’s what my stats look like:QueriesQueries Received: 5530Rejected: 4803Requested: 727″ Literary Agent Suzie Townsend on what came in the door this year!   The Independent Publishing Magazine […]

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #3 — The Book Designer

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #3 — The Book Designer Featured Posts Jane Friedman presents When (or Why) Social Media Fails to Sell Books posted at There Are No Rules. “Social media is about developing relationships and a readership over the long term that helps bolster your entire career (and sales too). When people claim that social media […]

Book Making: You never know where a book idea will come from. My newest book is Barbara Barth’s fault.

Book Making: You never know where a book idea will come from. My newest book is Barbara Barth’s fault. (from Michael N. Marcus’ Book Making Blog) “Sadly, many customers of self-publishing companies are disappointed in their books. You can minimize disappointment if you are properly prepared — and this book will prepare you. Don’t buy […]

Andrew Sullivan Turns Again to Blurb

Andrew Sullivan Turns Again to Blurb “For the second time, author, editor, and blogger Andrew Sullivan has taken reader content on his 10-year-old Daily Dish blog on the Atlantic Web site and created a crowd-sourced printed book published by Blurb and sold through its online bookstore. Last Friday Sullivan blogged about how the book, The […]