Salt Publishing Launch Salt Kids Imprint

Independent Poetry publisher Salt Publishing has launched a new imprint, Salt Kids. From their About page. “The online home of Salt Publishing’s literature publishing for children. Providing a wealth of poetry resources, information, news, features and fun for children, their parents and teachers. Salt is one of the few UK publishers with an active children’s […]

e-Books and The Ever-Decreasing Circlets of Hardback Books

Yesterday we looked at Amazon’s latest move in their stand-off with Penguin (Pearson Group) over negotiations on the implementation of the agent model on e-books by the major publishing houses. Amazon have reduced some new penguin titles in hardback to $9.99 to telegraph to their customers that they want control and flexibility on retail pricing […]

Bookmasters Launch CONVERSO: A Creation & Digital Distribution Solution

The Bookmasters Group, the Ohio-based global publishing service for small presses and mid-sized publishers, has today announced the launch of CONVERSO, a digital content conversion solution. CONVERSO is a global service which will create an e-book, convert it to any format (EPUB, EPDF, PRC, Flash, HTML 5, Blio etc) and distribute it to more than […]

Peeling Away The Layers of Confusion

When I first started researching the area of Self Publishing about three years ago, I was struck by the multitude of terms used both writers and publishers to define their own business. We can easily review many self publishing companies and rattle off terms like Vanity Publishing, Subsidy Publishing, POD (Print-on-demand) Publishing, Partnership Publishing and […]

Self-Publisher Experience Days 2010

There still remains a lot of mystification on the whole process of self-publishing and the printing of books for authors, and the latest program by one of the UK’s most notable self-publishing imprints provides a useful and educational introduction. Matador, the self-publishing imprint of Troubador Publishing UK, has teamed up with printer MPG Biddles to […]

Or Books Co-founder Asks: Is Amazon Really Worth It For Small Publishers?

Last week we asked; is Amazon taking aim once again on publishers? Amazon is  reported to be threatening to pull the ‘buy buttons’ once again on publisher’s books if they do not get concessions on deals surrounding the new agency model. From last week’s story: “Currently several large publishers are in negotiations with Amazon about the implementation of the […]