FastPencil Next Up To Open Cloud Publishing Platform

It must be something in the air this week. First Vook, now FastPencil has announced that its proprietary exclusive publishing platform will now be open to all authors and publishers. The full press release: FastPencil today announced that it is opening up its proprietary, exclusive and highly lauded next-generation publishing platform to authors, publishers and enterprises, […]

Lightning Source Expand Print Operations With EPAC Print Agreement

Lightning Source is to expand its global print operations with the announcement of a licensing agreement between Ingram Content Group and EPAC Print. From the press release: Ingram Content Group licenses EPAC Technologies book manufacturing technology and expands Lightning Source operations NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group today announced a licensing agreement with EPAC Technologies […]

Venture Press – Overview

Readers of The Independent Publishing Magazine will be aware that from time to time I carry out short overviews of author solutions services. Usually the overviews feature companies recently launched or those operating with a very low output of published titles. I’ve even featured several independent presses (non-charging), but generally I don’t as a rule […]

The Next Self-Publishing Frontier: E-Books In Translation | paidContent

The Next Self-Publishing Frontier: E-Books In Translation | paidContent While ebooks are very much a part of the self-publishing landscape, Simon & Schuster author, Barbara Freethy, has gone one step further than just publishing her out of print books. In a piece on paidContent, she explains how she has moved to the next frontier – […]

Forrester’s James McQuivey on Amazon vs Apple | DBW 2012

James McQuivey of Forrester talks during the recent DBW 2012 about Amazon vs Apple. Related articles DBW: publishers ‘should learn from self-publishers on pricing’ ‘Agile’ publishing at Digital Book World Meet the Digital Disruptor iBooks Author Review | TechRadar Apple Poised To Launch Self-Publishing Program This Month The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

Purehaven Press – Son of Raider!

About a year and a half ago, Raider International Publishing became the first self-publishing service reviewed by The Independent Publishing Magazine to be listed as ‘not recommended‘ and that decision came from a long list of author complaints I received about this publishing service over the past two years. Sad, because buried in Raider some years back […]

Coates’ Bilbary.com To Include ‘Quality’ Self-Published Titles in Rollout | Publishers Weekly

Bilbary.com Goes Live (via PW) “Bilbary.com, the international e-bookstore launched by former Waterstones head Tom Coates, went live with a beta test this morning with 340,000 titles from about 2,300 publishers. Coates told PW he expects to add approximately 100,000 titles from agency publishers in the next two to three weeks. By the end of April the […]

Newstalk Radio: Down To Business with Bobby Kerr | Writing And Publishing

Like all features on writing and getting your book published, Bobby Kerr‘s Down To Business on Newstalk Radio (Ireland) on Sunday morning never really broke through the surface of writing and publishing. The ten minute feature included writing guests, Sheila O’Flanagan (novelist), Marita Conlon-McKenna (Children’s author with O’Brien Press) and David Jones from The Book […]