Guest Post: Online Publishing with a Twist | Amanda Meuwissen of BigWorldNetwork

Combining ebooks, audiobooks and eventual paperbacks in episodic eSeries, BigWorldNetwork.com may be the new television for books. Guest poster and Managing Editor at BWN, Amanda Meuwissen explains: BigWorldNetwork.com is The eSeries Network, a new kind of publisher offering serialized online publication of fiction and non-fiction, audio versions of all eSeries episodes, and eventual compilations to […]

Book Republic (Maverick House Publishing) – Overview (Updated 2013)

Book Republic was launched in 2010 and describes itself as a ’boutique’ imprint of Irish publisher Maverick House. Based in Dunboyne, Co Meath, Ireland, Book Republic’s operational model of publishing is different in several distinct ways to the standard model of publishing and is similar to Or Books and Publishr, and the now defunct HarperStudio. “What […]

Memeoirs: Emails to Book – Overview

Memeoirs is a recently introduced online service allowing users to create a printed book (POD – print-on-demand) based on your own email exchanges. The service reminds me of several websites allowing users to create a book based on their blog or Facebook page. Memeoirs: your emails in a book. Seriously? Yes, no joke. We take […]

Self-Publisher Experience Days: (Author’s Choice) – Overview

The Author’s Choice Partnership is a an endeavour set up by UK self-publishing service, Matador (imprint of Troubador Publishing), and MPG Biddles (MPG Books Group), a book manufacturer specializing in short-to-medium print-runs (lithographic and POD). Although both companies operate in the print and publishing industry independently, Author’s Choice will offer a host of bespoke self-publishing […]

Publishr – Overview

All books go through a stage of being a work-in-progress. It could be rightly argued that they remain works in progress until the final edited version rolls off the printer’s assembly line. In many cases, thousands of penned manuscripts every year never escape the perpetual status of a work-in-progress. You could apply the same analogy […]

AmazonEncore Announce Six Summer Titles

Amazon announced six more new titles to be published this summer under their AmazonEncore imprint. The six books will be published in print and Kindle editions. I have stated here before that while Amazon may at times give us reason to question their influence on the publishing industry and dominance and tactics as a retailer, AmazonEncore […]