TIPM Interview | Bubok Publishing: Head of Internationalisation – Justine Petrenko

Bubok offer self-publishing services to authors and just launched their UK operation in February this year. Bubok is entering a competitive UK DIY self-publishing arena, already populated by companies like Lulu, Blurb, CreateSpace and Amazon Kindle. Authors have the choice to upload book files in PDF, Word document or PPT, publish their books without a […]

Guest Post | Self-Publishing in the Internet Age – Ella Davidson

In the age of blogs, Facebook profiles and pages, everyone is beginning to develop an opinion to share. The benefit of this technological age is that now all of those wishes, opinions and great ideas found on the Internet can be turned into polished novels. Before the Internet and self-publishing existed, traditionally you had to […]

You’ve Been Tangoed! ASI Launch DIY Self-Publishing Platform

Author Solutions (ASI) is the collossus of the self-publishing industry, owning AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris and Trafford, as well as operating partnership self-publishing engines for publishers like Thomas Nelson and Harlequin. Today ASI launched Booktango, an online DIY ebook publishing platform. The application on the platform is free to authors and payment to authors is royalty-based. eBooks will be […]

Book Country – For or Against Self-Publishing?

There is an interesting article on paidcontent.org about Penguin’s entry into self-publishing services with Book Country, launched fully last week. Many popular self-published authors are coming down hard on the self-publishing services that Penguin added to community writing site Book Country earlier this week, calling the initiative overpriced, royalty-grabbing and “truly awful.” The primary criticisms […]


The PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for author solutions services launched in June 2010. Here is the latest index for October 2011. (Click image to enlarge) (KEY) DIY – Do-it-yourself bespoke sevices ASS – Author Solutions Services (Packages) PUB – Also offers Mainstream Contracts PRT – Printer FULL – Fulfillment Services provided The most asked question we get at The […]

SelfPublishBooks (Lettertec) – Reviewed

SelfPublishBooks.ie is a print solutions service owned by Lettertec Ireland, an independent Irish company with a design, print and book binding facility in Carrigtohill, Co. Cork. The company was founded in 1983 and has over 20 employees as well as a sales office in Dublin. Initially, Lettertec was a supplier of desktop document binding solutions, […]