Writing and Reading for Pleasure: February 2017 | Douglas Burcham

I’m delighted to say that after a seven-month break Douglas makes a welcome return to TIPM with his latest contribution in his “Writing and Reading For Pleasure” series for February 2017 with a reflective post on happenings since the summer of 2016.   When I started writing this post last Friday I should have been on […]

5 Smart Ways to Capture a Large Readership Using Social Networks – Disha Dinesh | Guest Post

Many writers spend weeks working on projects, obsessing over structure, flow and every last word. Then, when it is time to unveil their writing for the world to see, they prepare for success but instead, nothing happens. Why do some projects thrive, while others go unnoticed? You could attribute it to luck, but savvy writers […]

How to Generate Buzz for Your Self-Published Book – Kelly Smith | Guest Post

When it comes to being an author, going it alone is certainly challenging. You don’t have a publisher behind you to help you with your publicity efforts, making promotion another responsibility that rests solely in your lap. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do on your own to increase […]

Self-Publishing Salon Launches with Orna Ross & Joanna Penn

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) founder Orna Ross and hybrid author Joanna Penn today (Tues Jan 24th, 2017) launch a new online monthly show for emerging and experienced self-publishers. The show will deliver all the latest tools and trends for indie authors. In this first show, Ross reports from last week’s Digital Book World 2017 conference in […]

Pearson Steps up Moves to Sell its Stake in Penguin Random House

Pearson has said in a press communication today that operational profits will be below initial expectations for 2016 and it will not now achieve its target of £800 million in 2018. Pearson reported that North American higher education market sales in 2016 were worse than forecast, with a poor fourth quarter and a revenue drop of 30% compared with the last quarter of 2015. The press release reveals […]

Facing Up to Copyright Challenges in a Digital World – Follio [Infographic]

Copyright laws were developed long before we had the internet and there is little question that the digital world we now live in has created some unique and difficult challenges for anyone looking to protect their original work, as well as sometimes making it confusing for those of us who want to avoid copyright infringement. […]

What to expect when you’re publishing on Kobo – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

AC de Fombelle begins 2017 with a continuation of her popular series of posts: What to expect when you’re publishing on… For this post, she is joined by Kobo’s Mark Lebfevre. While I will again insist on the importance of going as wide as possible when publishing your book, let’s take a new dive into a chosen store, among […]