Publishing Service Index: December 2017 [with notes]

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for December 2017. Our last index was released in September 2017. The index continues to shrink and the latest index sees the final departure of five companies. Frankly, they were bottom of the pile service providers. So, I shed no tears. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found […]

Publishing Service Index: September 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for September 2017. Our last index was released in May 2017. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers (now 82) was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months […]

Imprimermonlivre.com Partners with Mybestseller to Offer New Self-Publishing Services

Dutch publishing service provider Mybestseller continues to expand its European business market and has partnered with French print-on-demand company Jouve. From the press release:   Paris, September 27th, 2016 – Jouve’s website “Imprimermonlivre.com”, aimed at the general public, has enjoyed increasing popularity over the past few years. The website enables anyone to print a book on a small budget in […]

Subsidy Publishing: Proceed With Caution | The Book Designer

Subsidy Publishing: Proceed With Caution Cautionary tales from The Book Designer on using some subsidy publishing services… “It happened again today. In fact—and I know you’ll doubt me but it’s absolutely true—it happened twice in one day. Two different stories with the same sad end. In the first one, the author had gone to Outskirts […]

Callio Press (BookForce UK/Discovered Authors) – Reviewed (Updated May 2011)

0 Discovered Authors (now Callio Press) is a UK publisher and provider of author solutions services since 2005. I have been aware of them for the past three to four years. The company was one of the earliest UK author solution services I took a look at, but consistently, I have had to put off reviewing […]

Bookmasters Launch Full-Scale Self-Publishing Distribution Services with AUTURO

The BookMasters Group has announced the launch of full-scale digital and print distribution service for self-published authors called AUTURO. AUTURO will provide a broader range of options, including sales, marketing, promotion and publicity than had previously been available from The Bookmasters Group. The new service will include print production as well as digital conversion and […]

Thomson-Shore Offer POD with $12m Digital Print Centre

Thomson-Shore printers will begin offering print-on-demand services for publishers and authors as part of a two-year $12m capital improvement project with the installation of a digital print centre. Thomson-Shore has offered very short offset print runs of as few as 150 copies to authors, small presses and universities, but their new digital centre will allow […]

Checkpoint Press – Reviewed (Updated, Oct 2019)

Checkpoint Press is an Irish publishing service based on Achill Island, off the coast of County Mayo. The company was established in 2005 by self-published author and academic, Stephen Manning. Checkpoint Press have a primary focus on non-fiction books with a catalogue of academic, research, instruction & education, inspirational, philosophical, poetry, religious, and autobiographical works, […]