Self-Publishing Book Expo Highlights Part One | Bookmakingblog

Bookmakingblog has the first of its highlights of last weekends Self-Publishing Book Expo, held in New York. “The saddest faces this year, as in past year, were on authors who paid to exhibit so they could tout and sell their books. These folks get little ‘traffic’ in the exhibit hall compared to service providers. I admire their […]

Anyone Fancy a Random Penguin? It’s A Done Deal! | Penguin Random House (Updated)

Bertelsmann and Pearson have confirmed talks are underway to combine their respective publishing divisions, Random House and Penguin. Some weeks ago on TIPM’s Facebook page I posted that we would soon see some major changes in the publishing industry. The discussions to merge the two largest publishers in the industry is further signs that we are entering a serious […]

News Corp Also Interested in Deal on Penguin

Rupert Murdoch – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Since Friday, it has emerged that News Corp, parent company of HarperCollins, may also be considering a move for Penguin following confirmation that Pearson and Bertelsmann were at the early stages of talks about a merger between Penguin and Random House. The […]

CreateSpace, Smashwords and Author Solutions Dominate Self-Publishing Market | Bowker

Bowker Press Release: [Editor’s Note:  Bowker annually release figures and reports like the one referred to in the press release below, however it should be noted that Bowker only rely on titles with an ISBN, and given that Amazon KDP lists over 200k self-published titles and Smashwords lists 60k titles for 2011 (against Bowker’s claimed […]

The Future of Publishing – DK Publishing UK

Dorling Kindersley (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It’s always worth giving DK Publishing‘s The Future of Publishing a reprise, now and again… Related articles Self-Publishing Summit planned for November Faber restructures ‘for future growth’ Disgruntled Self-Published Authors Launch Blog Indie Publishing Workshop at HNS London | Video by Richard Denning Amazon ‘charging publishers 20% for e-book VAT’ […]

PubliBook (Ireland) – Reviewed

PubliBook Irelandis an Irish independent publisher providing no-fee contracts and services to authors and corporate clients. Based in Kells, County Meath, the company has recently entered the growing publishing service market in Ireland. The company was established by Bill Sweeney—who has a background in production and educational management and local government—and Gilbert Dawed, a creative […]