IngramSpark Drop Set-up Fees

One of the go-to platforms for self-published authors, IngramSpark, has decided to dispense with its set-up fees. IngramSpark announced it will no longer charge a fee for new title uploads (for print or ebook formats). Revisions will also now be free for up to 60 days after the book’s first production date. After that, it will […]

5 Things to Ensure Before Hiring a Book Cover Designer for Your Next Self-Published Book in 2021 – Raina Jordan | Guest Post

Isn’t it great? The feeling of completing the first draft of your own book! You have finally completed what you started, and that in itself is an applause-worthy achievement. But what is the next step now? As a self-publishing writer, you have to take care of everything for your book, including the writing part (which […]

Publishing Service Index: October 2019 [with notes]

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2019. Our previous one was released last year in November 2018. So we have seen almost a full year past by. I am switching to releasing it just once a year.  The index takes a great deal of work, and while there are some moderate changes, even a […]

Self-Publishing: Book Cover Design Mistakes to Watch Out For – Lauren Adley | Guest Post

There are quite a few things to do before you self-publish a book, and most writers know that this list includes steps like thoroughly checking the manuscript and writing an engaging book description. However, many of them forget an aspect that’s an equally essential part of the process: designing an attractive book cover to represent […]

How to Get Financing to Publish Your Book – Michelle Lambert | Guest Post

Have you decided to publish a book lately? Congratulations, you are about to embark on a big journey, one that will shake you up in many ways. This is a journey that will test your talent, resilience, courage, confidence and most of all – your persistence. Why do we say this? Because irrespective of where […]

Publishing Service Index: April 2018 [With Notes]

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2018. Our last one was  released in December 2017. The index continues to reflect closures of publishing service providers and our latest release sees the departure of another two companies, though they were very small players in the service field. I now intend to compiled the index three to four times across the calendar year, so we can monitor seasonal […]

Publishing Service Index: September 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for September 2017. Our last index was released in May 2017. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers (now 82) was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months […]

Publishing Service Index: May 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2017. Our last index was released in February 2017. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months the changes […]

What to expect when you are publishing on: Barnes & Noble (NOOK) – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

The first sentence of the Wikipedia article about Barnes & Noble reads: Barnes & Noble, Inc., is a Fortune 500 company, the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products in the country. That sets the tone. Barnes & Noble is an historic bookstore chain in the US (born in 1886, […]

Imprimermonlivre.com Partners with Mybestseller to Offer New Self-Publishing Services

Dutch publishing service provider Mybestseller continues to expand its European business market and has partnered with French print-on-demand company Jouve. From the press release:   Paris, September 27th, 2016 – Jouve’s website “Imprimermonlivre.com”, aimed at the general public, has enjoyed increasing popularity over the past few years. The website enables anyone to print a book on a small budget in […]