Patchett Rallies Author Troops to Get Involved With Health of The Publishing Industry

Every so often authors immersed in the traditional world of publishing pop their heads above the precipice and make grandiose statements about independent publishing, the retail book trade, and, in particular, self-publishing and self-published authors. Garrison Keillor tried it prior to Book Expo 2010 with an article for the New York Times, and last summer […]

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe | The Bookseller

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe | The Bookseller “Amazon has launched its CreateSpace today (17th May) in Europe, which means that authors who self-publish in the UK can have their books accessed in European countries and the US. Amazon’s CreateSpace platform, which has been running in the US since 2007, will now allow self-published authors […]

In depth: self-publishing | The Bookseller | Alison Baverstock

In depth: self-publishing | The Bookseller Self-publishing has had a bad reputation. And if authors feel nervous confessing they have dabbled—or even considered pursuing this path—choosing to research and write about it is doubly disreputable. Nevertheless, that is what I have done in writing a guide to self-publishing, The Naked Author.” Related articles An in-depth […]

Beautiful Books enters administration | The Bookseller

Beautiful Books enters administration | The Bookseller: Some sad news to report from The Bookseller this morning… “Independent publisher Beautiful Books entered administration earlier today (11th October). The company has ceased to trade and four members of staff have been made redundant. A spokesperson for London firm Leonard Curtis, the administrating company, said those handling […]

Faber adds sales force for indies | The Bookseller

Faber adds sales force for indies The Bookseller “Faber has launched a new sales force for diverse independent publishers dubbed Faber Factory Plus. Six publishers, Gallic Books, Arcadia Books, Pushkin Press, Bloodaxe Books, Carcanet Press and Gibson Square, have already signed up to the list, which will launch in March 2012.” Related articles Perseus Forms […]