Albury Books UK Purchases Rights to Collapsed USA Self-Publisher Vantage Press

TIPM has learned in recent days that Albury Books, an Oxford-based publisher in the UK, has purchased the right to use the Vantage Press name, one of the USA’s oldest self-publishing services. Albury Books, only recently registered and launched, is part of The Imago Group, an international book and print production services company.  TIPM was the first to report last year on […]

Wattpad Launches its Crowdfunding Program For Authors

Wattpad, one of the leading writing communities with traffic of 16 million visitors every month, has announced the launch of a Kickstarter-style fan-funding program for self-published authors. While Wattpad makes much play on this new crowdfunding option as an original for its writing community, it certainly is not the first, even as a dedicated program for […]

Publishers Left Reeling as MPG Printgroup Set to Enter Administration Next Week

News that troubled MPG Printgroup will formally enter administration next week has left some UK publishers reeling. The news was confirmed by MPG Printgroup CEO Tony Chard in a letter to all employees. Details contained in the communication to employees were revealed late yesterday by PrintWeek.   In the letter, Chard outlined that the company can […]

Honey, I Turned the Penguin into a Partridge!

Penguin Books continues its global expansion into the global self-publishing service sector in partnership with Author Solutions (ASI). Pearson, owners of Penguin Books, bought the giant self-publishing service provider last year for $116 million from Bertram Capital. Just recently Penguin Books revamped and relaunched its own self-publishing imprint, Book Country, courtesy of ASI’s technical development […]