Self-Publishing Review & CreativIndie Launch Bold Marketing Guarantee of Amazon #1

Indie book review site Self-Publishing Review (SPR) has partnered with CreativIndie to offer self-published and indie press authors the opportunity to reach #1 in their category on Amazon on the launch day of their e-books. The Self-Publishing Review and CreativIndie are so confident their newly launched Bestseller Book Launch Package will work, they have offered a money-back […]

AAA Release New Guidelines for Literary Agent Services

The Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) is a voluntary trade association whose members are all UK-based literary agencies. The AAA provides a forum and collective voice for UK literary agencies, but perhaps most importantly it sets a code of practice for its members. The publishing landscape is continually changing, whether you are an agent, author, publisher, distributor […]

The Week That Was: Ethics Are Not Just for Authors

The Ethical Author code was launched just over a week ago at The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference by Orna Ross, founder and director of The Alliance of Independent Authors. Ross introduced the new initiative during a special Big Ideas panel presentation and discussion. The Ethical Author code is something any author can sign up to regardless […]

Should You Self-Publish or Go Traditional? [Infographic] | The Write Life

Author Henry Hertz created a questionnaire to help other authors break down the crucial elements involved when choosing to self-publish or go the traditional route. Writing resource portal The Write Life liked Hertz’s questionnaire so much it turned it into an infographic. Hertz explained that he wanted to convey the big differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing. My […]

ALLi Launch Ethical Author Code

The Alliance of Independent Authors announced the launch of their Ethical Author code at last week’s Bookseller FutureBook Conference during a special Big Ideas panel presentation and discussion. The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a global non-profit organisation for author-publisher offering advice, support and education, as well as encouraging and promoting quality and excellence in the self-publishing community. Earlier this year […]

Make Peace Not War: Amazon and Hachette Agree New Terms

Amazon and Hachette have ended their long-running dispute and agreed a new multiyear contract. The new contract will come into effect in early 2015 and allows Hachette to control the price of e-books while benefitting from incentives offered by Amazon to keep pricing low. While both parties have not disclosed details of the new deal, the agreement […]

Dutch Book Readers and Authors Awake to and KDP

Dutch book readers and authors have a couple of new online places to visit this morning. In late September TIPM reported that Amazon was in negotiations with Dutch publishers ahead of a planned launch of It’s been no secret that the online retail giant was going to enter the Dutch book market and rumours of […]