Publishing Service Index – March 2014 (Exclusive Undisclosed Data to Follow)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for March 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback since Christmas. Several companies no longer operating have been dropped from the index.There are some significant changes in the Publishing Index this month as well as some new providers. We will also be releasing some gathered data we […]

John Hunt Publishing – Reviewed

John Hunt Publishing is a UK-based publisher founded in 2001 under the name of O Books. The publisher offers traditional publishing deals and what it describes as co-operative publishing for authors. Following a reorganisation in 2010, the company now publishes approximately 300 titles per year with global sales and a focus on physical stores. One in four books […]

CompletelyNovel Team Up With Greene & Heaton Literary Agency

CompletelyNovel, a platform providing online tools for self-published authors, has teamed up with literary agency Greene & Heaton. The initiative will see the most highly-rated self-published books submitted to the agency for consideration. From the press release: Self-publishing platform CompletelyNovel announce collaboration with Greene & Heaton Literary Agency CompletelyNovel is pleased to announce a new […]

The War Is Over | Eoin Purcell: Why Traditional Publishers Should Surrender To Self Publishing

I’ve pretty much kept my head and opinions out of the roaring debate on Hugh Howey’s Author Earnings reports published on his website over the past couple of weeks, and the ensuing, spewing and almost never-ending posts from all sides. I like debate, even when it gets heated, but much of what I have read is nothing […]

Mijn Bestseller (My Bestseller) – Reviewed

Mijn Bestseller (My Bestseller) is a DIY self-publishing platform for authors and a provider of white-label publishing solutions to third parties. Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the online company was founded by business and technology entrepreneurs, Peter Paul van Bekkum and Robert Bosma in 2010 and has published more than 4500 titles. In just four […]

Thomson-Shore Expands Self-Publishing Services with PublishNext Acquisition

Thomson-Shore, an employee-owned book production and solutions service for publishers and authors, has acquired PublishNext—a self-publishing service provider for independent authors. The acquisition will see Thomson-Shore further expand its service offering for authors and small publishers to include everything from editing, design, production, marketing and distribution in both print and e-book formats. The acquisition by Thomson-Shore […]

The USA Bobsleigh Publishing Team – Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics!

Thank God it’s Friday! With all the sales, rankings, charts and fisking going on, I’m all Howeyed-out for this week! CLICK TO ENLARGE 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 […]

Lulu Launch Lulu Junior Website and Introduce Children’s Book-Making Kits

DIY self-publishing platform Lulu has launched a new brand aimed at children’s books and activity kits. Lulujr.com will focus on books for young children, book-making kits and custom wall art. The launch follows on the foot of news late last month when Lulu agreed exclusive licensing agreements with Easy Student Publishing which will allow Lulu become the […]

Guest Post: Alternative Publishing and Self-Publishing | John Hunt

The Geneva Writers’ Group (GWG) is a non-profit group with links to International PEN, the International Writers’ Residence at the Château de Lavigny, the Paris Writers’ Workshop and the International Women’s Writing Guild. Founded in 1993, GWG brings together over 200 English-language writers from 25 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in […]