Three Translated Novels Included in Impac Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

Three translated novels have been included in the shortlist for this year’s International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Press Release: Wednesday 15th April 2015: 10 novels have been shortlisted for the 20th International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries. The list includes TransAtlantic by Irish author and former winner, Colum McCann, three novels in […]

HarperCollins & Amazon Bury the Hachette

Concerns in the book industry that big five publisher HarperCollins was set to enter a lengthy and acrimonious standoff with online retailer Amazon over new contract negotiations have abated. We reported two weeks ago on a Business Insider article which suggested that there were rumblings of discontent from HarperCollins when it was offered similar terms already signed […]

Publishing for Digital Minds Conference | London Book Fair 2015 [Video]

The London Book Fair 2015 (LBF) begins tomorrow (Tuesday 14th April) at the Olympia London and will last three days. It is one of the annual highlights for the publishing industry along with Frankfurt and Book Expo America. Although the event does not officially start until tomorrow, its pre-event Publishing for Digital Minds Conference took place today. Digital Minds, now in its […]

Writers Be Warned: The Case Against Author Solutions (Part 2)

Last month TIPM took a close look at extracts from a thirty page Memorandum of Law in support of certification for a class action filed in the in the Southern District Court of New York in February by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart (GSAS) against Author Solutions Inc. GSAS is representing three authors […]

Content Marketing for Self-Published Authors in a Crowded Kindle Marketplace – Nick Rojas | Guest Post

You’ve written what should be a bestselling book, so now what? Marketing! Writing can be a solitary, creative process and many authors are unfamiliar with connecting with larger audiences, especially the vast number of viewers available online. To further muddy the waters, writers may see the term content marketing and assume they need to promote […]

Publishing Service Index: April 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for April 2015. This month IngramSpark holds on to its number one position ahead of CreateSpace and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). While KDP still holds third place, its has closed the index rating gap considerably on CreateSpace. This is also reflected in a significant decrease in the amount of negative feedback TIPM had […]

Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Pennies Look After Themselves | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by comparing writing with the financial analogy of pennies and pounds.   REF – 1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500: Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, used to say – Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of […]

Google Play Books – Reviewed

What more could a self-published author want? The world’s largest search engine combined with the world’s largest e-bookstore. Google Play Books is a cross-platform application which allows users to both download and upload books in PDF and ePub formats. Unlike Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iBooks, Google Play Books is an open publishing and sales platform […]

Is HarperCollins Set to Take on Amazon?

Business Insider reported yesterday that negotiations between publisher HarperCollins and Amazon are not going well. The big five publisher’s current contract is due to expire soon and it is unclear whether Amazon will continue to sell and promote HarperCollins titles beyond this date. Hachette was involved in a long-running dispute with the online retailer last […]