Self-Publishing Book Expo 2013 | Is using Archway Publishing what we really need to learn?

The Self-Publishing Book Expo celebrates its 5th anniversary this year with the event taking place on Saturday, November 9th, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. Founders of SPBE, Diane Mancher and Karen Mender have established the event as one of the highlights for self-published authors and publishing service companies in the USA. Both founders pride […]

Book Guild Publishing – Reviewed (UPDATED, October 2013)

Book Guild Publishing is a UK Independent publisher based in East-Sussex. It has been in the publishing business for thirty years. Headed by MD, Carol Bliss, Book Guild impressively list full details of staff and roles in the company. That’s a big plus and something many established publishers in both conventional and service publishing don’t do. […]

Practical Tips for Authors from Publishing Consultant Mick Rooney | Gigaverse Interview

This week, Gigaverse, an online learning resource that teaches people how to earn an income (and eventually make a career) out of their talents, hobbies, and passions, interviewed me on the topic of author-publishing. Gigaverse taps a wide field of information and resources and has already interviewed Catherine Ryan Hyde, Hugh Howey, Erin Brown, Lyn […]

Can self-publishing ever be meaningful? | Steven Lewis | National US Writers’ Congress 2013

A talk about self-publishing by Steven Lewis (Digital Media Strategist) to the National Writers’ Congress of the ASA in October 2013. Mick Rooney – Publishing Consultant If you found this review or article helpful, but you’re still looking for a suitable self-publishing provider to fit your needs as an author, then I’m sure I can […]

Hudson Stewart Bypasses Traditional Publishing and Promotional Channels

(via PR Newswire) Young writers can now be successful while avoiding hundreds of publisher and literary agent reject letters by using self publishing, crowdsourcing and social networking. Download image LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Streetdogz Media…   The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

Guest Post: Whoopee! Reflections Of A Rookie Writer | Douglas Burcham

TIPM gets a great deal of guest post submissions. Most of them never make it past the first look in our inbox, primarily because they are unsuited to the content of the magazine, and often because they are nothing more than promotions for books, services or some kind of marketing nonsense. The core of a […]

Kobo Suspend Distribution of All Self-Published Titles

Following on from our TIPM Weekly Brief this morning, Kobo, an e-book distributor, has taken the decision to suspend the distribution of all self-published titles from its catalogue. It is understood that this decision only involves its UK online bookstore, and the decision follows a previous move to remove books loaded from the Digital2Draft e-book […]

TIPM Weekly Brief: Vanishing Books and Sales, and The State of Your Book

Books Online: Now you see them – now you don’t! Perhaps the biggest news in recent days was the decision by UK retailer to initially remove all Kobo e-books from their online bookstore. The decision was made following complaints last week to WH Smith about the content of ‘unacceptable titles’ which contravened guidelines of the self-publishing […]