Hachette Group To Purchase Hyperion Books

The trend of consolidation continues in the trade book industry with news over the past couple of days that Hachette Book Group (a division of Hachette Livre) will purchase Disney Publishing Worldwide’s adult trade publishing imprint, Hyperion. Disney will hold on to some titles it believes fit better with its film and TV franchise, but the […]

Turning Stone Press (Hampton Roads Publishing) – Reviewed

A little over one year ago Hampton Roads Publishing, in collaboration with Conari Press (a division of Red Wheel/Weiser LLC), launched a self-publishing service imprint called Turning Stone Press. Unlike a number of big publishers to launch such paid-service imprints over the past four years, like Thomas Nelson, Harlequin and Simon & Schuster, this was […]

Penguin Looks For Removal While Author Solutions Seek Full Dismissal in Lawsuit

Lawyers acting for Penguin and Author Solutions, in a lawsuit filed against them by three authors, have asked for the court to dismiss the action. Regardless of any decision made on the motion to dismiss by Judge Denise Cote, lawyers have also asked for Penguin to be removed as a named defendant in the suit. From PW… Penguin and its […]

Self-Publishing is Dead – Long Live the Spirit of Self-Publishing!

I’ve been thinking for quite some time about abandoning the term self-publishing on TIPM. A discussion in the past week on ALLi’s (The Alliance of Independent Authors) Facebook community page encouraged me further to look at the use of the term.   Wikipedia defines self-publishing:   Self-publishing is the publication of any book or other […]

Publishing Service Index – July 2013

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for JULY 2013. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past two months. FastPencil (recently reviewed here) and Turning Stone Press, Hampton Roads Publishing’s new author service imprint (full review due soon – current rating is provisional) are both new to the index.   IngramSpark is listed at the bottom of […]

Open Letter Reply to Michael Kozlowski’s Article – Self-Published Authors Are Destroying Literature | Denise Sevier-Fries

Open Letter to editor Michael Kozlowski in reply to his article Self-Published Authors Are Destroying Literature: Dear Mr. Kozlowski,  I would like to congratulate you on your article of June 17th 2013 on Good E Reader entitled Self-Published Authors Are Destroying Literature. I know you have endured some harsh criticism because of it, but please […]

TIPM Media Fonejacker!

Sometimes at TIPM Media, I think I’ve just had a call from Fonejacker…    PHONE RINGS “Hello, TIPM Media.” X “Is that Tip? I need some help.” “Well, this isT.I.P.M. Media. How can I help?” [I knew I might have trouble with the company name-sometimes. If I say it too quickly it can sound like TPM Media, instead] X […]

Ingram Spark: A Flash of Lightning or A Bolt of Reality for Self-Publishers?

Something tells me that the word ‘Spark’ is going to be on the lips of many self-published authors over the coming  months and I’m sure there will be many articles, lines and comments written about a path yet to be taken by many indie publishers. Working with Lightning Sourcedirectly has become a common path for […]