Second Class Action Suit Filed Against Author Solutions

Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, the law firm which previously filed a class-action suit against Author Solutions, announced earlier this week that it has just filed a second class-action suit. Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart has filed a class action suit against Author Solutions, a major self-publishing house owned by Penguin Random House. Unlike every other traditional publisher, Author […]

Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather […]

Man Booker International Prize 2015: Final Ten Authors Announced

Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.   The authors come from ten countries with six new nationalities included on the list for the first time. They are from […]

TIPM Q&A Interview: Sarah Taylor – Troubador Publishing

This is the second of our TIPM Q&A interviews featuring people from the publishing industry with a particular focus on The Future of Publishing today. This week TIPM caught up with Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager at Troubador Publishing, Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine and co-organiser of the Self-Publishing Conference UK.  Sarah joined Troubador in 2010 […]

Kobo Owner Rakuten Set to Take Over Distribution Platform OverDrive

Kobo parent company Rakuten will sign off on a deal worth $410 million to purchase digital publishing platform OverDrive in April. OverDrive is a library lending service which supplies e-books, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers across the world. Rakuten described the purchase as ‘phase two, giving Rakuten access to the e-book borrowing […]

PressBooks – Reviewed

PressBooks is an online publishing tool that lets self-published authors and small publishers create professionally formatted book files for print and e-book editions. The completed files are compatible with all the leading DIY publishing platforms and print services like Amazon’s KDP and CreateSpace, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook Press, Smashwords, Lulu, and Ingram’s Lightning Source and […]

Self-Published Novelist Defamed In-Laws in €53k Payout Case

Some self-published authors just write a book and decide only to publish it for family and friends. They have no pretentions to be a bestselling author, nor do they wish to embrace stardom. In the early noughties that’s just what Maria de Fátima Almeida Leitão Bento Fernandes decided to do. Fernandes, a Portuguese national living in Fundao, wrote a novel that told […]

Social Media Tips for Self-Published Writers – Jessica Davis | Guest Post

Being a self-published writer is challenging because it comes with the added difficulty of marketing yourself and your publications online. Unlike mainstream publication houses who have a plethora of resources at hand such as TV interviews, advertisements, radio, newspapers and more to market an upcoming book, self-published authors have very limited resources to work with. […]