Tolino Partners with Neobooks to Launch German Self-Publishing Platform

Self-publishing is nothing new to German authors with solutions providers like Epubli, Xinxii, Neobooks and Meinbestseller already offering a mix of print and e-book publishing services. The Self-Publishing Day Conference was held in Munster on Tuesday and it is now an annual event. It’s estimated that more than 75,000 authors publish books independently in Germany. The German publishing […]

Books-A-Million Launches Publishing Platform with FastPencil

Retailer Books-A-Million has partnered with Fastpencil to launch an online DIY self-publishing platform called BAM! Publishing. The new website will provide tools for cover and interior design, conversion to both print and e-book formats, and distribution to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore and the Ingram network. The website will also provide professional editing services. Basic […]

Writers Be Warned: The Case Against Author Solutions (Part 3)

Over the past few weeks TIPM has taken a close look a close look at extracts from a thirty page Memorandum of Law and depositions in support of certification for a class action filed in the Southern District Court of New York in February by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart (GSAS) against Author […]

Florida Bookstore Opens for Self-Published Authors

(via Gulf Coast Bookstore) Online bookstores dedicated to indie and self-published authors are nothing new, but a physical bookstore in Florida has just opened dedicated to books by local self-published authors. Self-published children’s author and book illustrator Patti Brassard Jefferson, along with history author Timothy Jacobs, decided to create a bookstore of their own, Gulf Coast Bookstore, […]

101 Best Websites for Writers | Writer’s Digest

The Independent Publishing Magazine has been honoured as one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers in the May/June edition of their magazine. This is the third year in a row TIPM has made the list and of course we are delighted to hear about the continued recognition and support from our readers and subscribers. For the last 17 […]

The Key Book Publishing Paths – Jane Friedman [Chart]

Digital media strategist, tutor and publishing consultant Jane Friedman has just updated her Key Book Publishing Paths chart. Those who follow Jane’s excellent resource website for authors and publishers will know that she has been providing this free chart for the past two years and kept it regularly up to date to reflect the changes in […]

Connecting Physical and Electronic Books to Readers – Robin Cutler, Ingram Content Group | Guest Post

I’m delighted that Robin Cutler, Senior Manager at Ingram Content Group could join us today for a guest post on TIPM. Robin led the development of IngramSpark for indie publishers and in this post she explains the benefits of the platform. Robin is at the London Book Fair this week and Ingram are also the gold sponsors […]