The Pros and Cons of the Publishing Industry – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

It’s easier than ever to self-publish a book. You could stop reading this article right now and fire off the first chapter of your book in a series of Tweets if you wanted to. And more formal variations of self-publishing are readily available to the writer who intends to be more industrious in their foray […]


The Independent Publishers Guild has announced the 13 shortlisted categories and finalists for this year’s Independent Publishing Awards. They are: THE PAPERBACK BOOKSHOP TRADE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR Atlantic Books, Faber & Faber, Oneworld, Sandstone Press BLACKWELL’S CHILDREN’S PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR Nosy Crow, Sweet Cherry Publishing, Walker Books, Wonderbly PLS ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHER […]

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 […]

Troubador Publishing Rolls Out its New Website

Troubador Publishing, one of the major publishing service providers for indie authors, has significantly redesigned its website with some impressive improvements. From the Press release: The redesigned Troubador Publishing Ltd website brings together all the imprints associated with Troubador for the first time, from the well-respected Matador imprint to the independently-minded Book Guild – while […]

The Ongoing Evolution of Digital Publishing – Rachel Gregory | Guest Post

It’s fair to say that digital publishing is in a state of flux. In the last year, markets shifted drastically. Average ebook prices soared, distribution options simultaneously became fewer and more innovative, retailers tried varied attempts to combat a glut of not-quite-quality-assured content and there was a concerted, industry-wide effort to crack down on piracy. […]

GUEST POST: Independent Authors Need to Know Their Rights | Tom Chalmers

If you have been in or around the book industry over the last year, you cannot have missed the rise of the independent author. There’s a new story every day: more authors going indie, more services for indie authors, and more indie authors selling more books.  There are some fantastic stories of authors who have […]

Author (R)evolution Day: O’Reilly TOC for Publishing Conference 2013 | Live Stream

Author (R)evolution Day: O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference 2013 – O’Reilly Conferences, February 12 – 14, 2013, New York, NY You can watch the O’Reilly Tools of Change Publishing Conference Live Stream of Author (R)evolution Day from the Marriott Marquis in New York currently taking place. Just click the link above. The Live Stream is free […]

Guest Post | New Technologies and Self-Publishing: The Pros and Cons by Katheryn Rivas

There’s no doubt about it, we’re neck deep in the Digital Age. With so many aspects of our lives taking place plugged in and online, very few of us can deny that the digital world—once so foreign and unfamiliar—is now different from just the world we live in. Our world—the world of the everyday—is the […]

IndieReader Announces the Winners of First IRDA

PRESS RELEASE: IndieReader Announces the Winners of First “IndieReader Discovery Awards” at BEA 6/3/12, Montclair, New Jersey—Darcie Chan, New York Times bestselling indie author of “The Mill River Recluse” and Amy Edelman, founder of IndieReader (, today announced the winners of the first annual “IndieReader Discovery Awards” (IRDA) at BEA in New York City. IndieReader, […]