Mybestseller Launches Sweek: A Reading and Writing Mobile Platform

Dutch self-publishing company Mybestseller has just launched a reading and writing mobile platform. The new venture is not unlike platforms like Wattpad, but also encompasses publishing services with a heavy focus on the smartphone audience. Press Release: New platform Sweek makes reading and writing mobile Mybestseller, one of the market leaders in self-publishing, introduces Sweek, a new […]

Self-Publishing and the Internet: New Views on Modern Publishing – Cheryl L. Kennedy | Guest Post

The world of publishing is complex and varied; between vanity publishing and commercial publishing, the tradition of publishing in modern times has no choice but to change with addition and evolution of technology. Hopeful writers have often found themselves sitting under a pile of rejection slips from commercial publishers who do not identify their writing […]

Epigraph Publishing Service – Reviewed

Launched in 2006 by Paul Cohen, New York-based Epigraph Publishing Service is an offshoot of Monkfish Book Publishing — a traditional small press. Epigraph describes its services as a ‘cross-pollination of traditional and self-publishing techniques.’ Epigraph’s primary motivation and mission is to provide authors with creative, financial and legal control while still providing them with […]

Book Design Templates Announces Agreement with Ingram Content Group

A couple of years ago Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer website launched Book Design Templates, a service dedicated to providing professionally designed book templates for indie authors and small publishers who prefer to use MS Word. Friedlander and his team set out to push the everyday word processing application to its limit in an effort to […]

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 […]

Pronoun (Vook) Announces $3.5m Investment of Capital

Last month we reported that digital publishing platform Vook had rebranded and relaunched as Pronoun. Combining the digital technologies of Byliner and Booklr, which it owns, Pronoun describes itself as an ‘author-friendly’ and ‘author-centric’ book publishing platform with a freemium business model for authors. The platform will provide authors with book creation tools and distribution to all major […]

Vook Relaunches as Pronoun – A Free Self-Publishing Platform

Vook originally launched in 2009 as a digital content creation platform for e-books. Over the past year Vook has acquired  boutique e-publisher Byliner  and e-book data analysis engine Booklr. Vook has decided to combine the digital technologies of Byliner and Booklr and relaunch itself as an ‘author-friendly’ and author-centric book publishing platform called Pronoun. The […]

10 Essential Rules for E-Publishing – Haley Osborne | Guest Post

In these days of having technology no more than an arm’s length away, more and more books are finding their way into people’s pockets, purses and briefcases. Entire anthologies and series are often hidden away and pulled from nowhere on public transportation and coffee shops, like novice magic tricks. The key to being read now […]

FastPencil Back in the Hands of Founder Steve Wilson

Courier Corporation, a large US book manufacturer and content management provider, has agreed a deal to sell its self-publishing service provider and writing community FastPencil back to former owner Steve Wilson. Wilson and Michael Ashley founded FastPencil in 2007, but sold it to Courier six years later for $5 million. While outwardly FastPencil has grown — providing the publishing […]