Mon, 20/05/2013 - 09:40
Orange Prize-winner Ann Patchett has warned that authors who decide to shun traditional publishing deals and instead use self-publishing channels to “cut out the middle man” are turning their back on vital publishing services they really need.
Patchett, who has been published in the UK by Bloomsbury and HarperCollins, has...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 09:45
The future of self-publishing, the new agency model and the Penguin Random House merger will be the hottest talking points at the London Book Fair, industry figures predict.
Self-published authors will have a greater voice at LBF than ever before, with agents and authors coming together for the LitFactor Pitch curated by AuthorRight...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 08:45
Unpublished authors will be given direct access to literary agents at the London Book Fair this year, with a revamped AuthorLounge space and a programme of events curated by book marketing company Authoright.
For the first time the AuthorLounge will also be running an event enabling authors to pitch their work directly to...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 16:35
American self-publishing company Lulu will stop offering DRM as an option on e-books created by the company from next week (15th January) in a bid to “remove barriers when we see them.”
In a blog, the company said digital books created by Lulu and sold through...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:57
Amazon has revealed that 15% of its bestselling Kindle books in the UK last year were written by self-published authors, with Hodder & Stoughton's Nick Spalding landing the bestselling self-published author gong.
Spalding’s books Love…From Both Sides and Love…And Sleepless Nights sales...
Mon, 10/12/2012 - 08:25
Authors Tony Parsons and Jane Fallon have said Curtis Brown’s new digital self-publishing initiative CB Creative Books is an “exciting” way to penetrate the difficult US market.
The programme will see upwards of 200 titles released this month as e-books and print-on-demand by literary agency Curtis Brown through...
Thu, 29/11/2012 - 08:32
Amazon is giving its KDP self-publishing platform a further push before Christmas by putting an extra $1.5 million (£0.9 million) into the pot offered to authors if their book is loaned through the company’s Kindle Lending Service.
Amazon announced this morning (29th November) that it would add the extra money to the...
Tue, 27/11/2012 - 16:18
Simon & Schuster has teamed up with Author Solutions to launch a self-publishing service called Archway Publishing.
Archway Publishing will offer self-publishing services in fiction, non-fiction and children’s categories.It will operate in the US, UK, Australia and India.
Author Solutions was...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 16:12
Shortlists often have surprises, some perhaps intentionally to get pundits and the Twitterati squawking—usually some variant of “what the hell is he/she doing on there?”
The biggest shock concerning the recently announced William Hill Sports Book of the Year was James Willstrop and Rod Gilmour’s A Shot and...
Mon, 22/10/2012 - 08:10
Literary agents, publishing professionals and authors will make up a judging panel for the first Self-Publishing Summit, which will lead to an independent author winning a "traditional publishing deal" with New Generation Publishing.
The summit will take place on Saturday 24th November in King’s College London and...