Man Booker Prize Announces 2015 Longlist

The longlist for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced this morning, Wednesday 29th July 2015. From the Press Release:   This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired by Michael Wood, and also comprising Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith and Frances Osborne. The judges considered 156 books for this year’s […]

Wattpad Partners with Sourcebooks

Toronto-based Wattpad, one of the largest reading and writing communities in the world, continues to forge links with traditional publishers. Earlier this month Wattpad teamed up with romance publisher Harlequin for the 2015 So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) contest.  And for the second time in two years it has partnered with USA independent publisher Sourcebooks. Previously, in […]

Pearson in ‘advanced discussions’ to Sell Financial Times Group

Publishing group Pearson is reportedly in advanced discussions with Germany’s largest newspaper publisher Axel Springer to offload its iconic newspaper, the Financial Times. The Financial Times Group includes a 50% stake in The Economist magazine and several other titles. In recent years Pearson has been concentrating on consolidating its brand as an educational publisher and over the past few […]

Indie Book Contests…. To Enter Or Not To Enter… Or More Trouble Than It’s Worth? – Rhonda Rees | Guest Post

Getting an award, receiving accolades, being honored as one of the best in what you do – and giving your reputation a much-needed boost. Now, who wouldn’t want this great type of recognition and acknowledgement? Especially if you are an independent author or self-publisher, and you are actively looking for ways to build up your […]

Self-Published Title Makes Polari First Book Prize Longlist

Al Brookes’ The Gift of Looking Closely has been selected in the Polari First Book Prize longlist of ten books. The longlist was announced last night at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. The award was created five years ago to celebrate a writer whose first book explores the LGBT experience, whether in poetry, prose, […]

6 Questions To Ask Before Creating A Children’s Publication App – Alexis Fedor | Guest Post

If you have a self-published children’s publication, whether it’s a book, magazine, or any other type of content, the number of options to publish digitally can quickly become overwhelming. We’ve gone pass the dawn of the app, with more kids than ever before are enjoying apps to learn and view content across various mobile devices. […]

It’s All About SELF-e

Earlier this month Porter Anderson guest posted over on Jane Friedman’s website about an opportunity and program for authors to gain access into the library market in the USA. The program was originally launched by BiblioBoard in conjunction with Library Journal. It’s called SELF-e and it offers indie authors the chance to place e-books in front of […]

Publishing Service Index: July 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for July 2015. CreateSpace has replaced IngramSpark at the top spot of the index this month, but only by a whisker.   Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has lost some significant ground to the top two and some of this is down to negative feedback TIPM has received. Unfortunately much […]

Troubador Publishing Acquires The Book Guild Ltd

This week Troubador Publishing Ltd (UK) has completed the acquisition of Brighton-based self-publishing service provider The Book Guild Ltd. TIPM understands that discussions between Troubador and The Book Guild had been on-going for several months and a final deal was agreed recently for an undisclosed sum. Troubador will continue to run The Book Guild Ltd as an independent company. Troubador already […]