How Indie Authors Can Take Advantage of BookTok – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

TikTok has taken the social media world by storm to become one of the top platforms across the globe. With nearly 140 million users in the U.S. alone, individuals and businesses alike have used TikTok to promote themselves in unique and creative ways. Because of its popularity and huge audience, TikTok has established plenty of […]

6 Self-Imposed Limitations That Prevent You from Publishing (And How to Beat Them) – Elizabeth Lee | Guest Post

Ask any writer for advice and they’ll tell you that making your work public is critical to growing your career in writing. But many creatives never get to publish their work. Instead, they’re trapped in their heads and restricted by limitations they tend to impose on themselves. Since writing is a very personal activity, sharing […]

Writing and Reading for Pleasure: January | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with some thoughts for January on writing progress and structure, 2015 reading and publishing.   I set out in June 2015 to complete a full self-edit and restructuring of my 300k word Gemini storybook by the end of 2015. Alas, I have failed because I have […]

30 Marketing Questions that Self-Published Authors Must Answer – Jason Walberg | Guest Post

Thanks to the ease of access afforded by the Internet, many authors, novelists and writers are taking to self-publishing, which allows their offerings to see the light of day even without the backing of a publishing house or a large marketing budget. In fact, the days of authors crying over a stack of rejection letters […]

Writing and Reading for Pleasure: August | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his Writing & Reading for Pleasure posts with a bumper issue of news about his progress on writing, a follow up on his last two posts, and a current news commentary.   Continued progress is being made on finalising the text of my first full length book – Gemini. Now out of the self-editing […]

TIPM Q&A Interview: Peter Paul van Bekkum – Mybestseller

This is the latest of our TIPM Q&A interviews featuring people from the publishing industry with a particular focus on The Future of Publishing. TIPM focuses on many companies from the USA and UK and I thought it would be interesting to get some perspective on the services and publishing industry in mainland Europe. This […]

Writers Be Warned: The Case Against Author Solutions (Part 3)

Over the past few weeks TIPM has taken a close look a close look at extracts from a thirty page Memorandum of Law and depositions in support of certification for a class action filed in the Southern District Court of New York in February by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart (GSAS) against Author […]

TIPM Q&A Interview: Sarah Taylor – Troubador Publishing

This is the second of our TIPM Q&A interviews featuring people from the publishing industry with a particular focus on The Future of Publishing today. This week TIPM caught up with Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager at Troubador Publishing, Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine and co-organiser of the Self-Publishing Conference UK.  Sarah joined Troubador in 2010 […]

Amazon Is The Reader’s Friend | Intelligence Squared Debate [VIDEO]

In late 2014, Amazon and the publishing house Hachette settled a months-long dispute over who should set the price for e-books. In Amazon’s view, lower prices mean more sales and more readers, and that benefits everyone. But for publishers, the price of an e-book must reflect the investment made, from the author’s advance to a […]

The Myths & Truths of Self-Published Books

If you visited the websites of many self-publishing service providers a few years ago, there was a common practice to cite folklore and myths about well-known authors who — we were informed — self-published one or more of their books with great success. It’s only in the past couple of years that this practice of citing such authors has become less commonplace. With more […]