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Discrimination Against Print-on-Demand Books Is Out of Touch and Bad for the Environment Too

Brooke Warner | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

My advice to authors who have POD books these days is simply not to talk about it. If someone asks, I encourage them to say that they got a print run, and leave it at that.

In Which I Curate "Poets/Artists," an Art Magazine

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Ultimately, I collected work from 98 artists and 5 poets, from around the world. Several artists show work here for the first time.

A Promise 20 Years Later With the Launch of The Sleepy Star

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 12.25.2013 | Books
Adrienne Austermann

Inspired by a school assignment, I wrote my daughter a story. A short, sweet, rhyming bedtime tale about dreams and adventure. It was our evening closure. Although she would have never remembered, or held me to it, I promised I would make that story into a book.

New Service Prints A Book From Your Instapaper

Posted 04.09.2013 | Books

A new service called Blackstrap was quietly launched last week. It allows you to send unread articles and stories saved in read-it-later services such...

Paperback Distribution: Createspace vs. Lightning Source

Terri Giuliano Long | Posted 05.06.2013 | Books
Terri Giuliano Long

While some services overlap, each company has its strengths and weaknesses. Which is preferable depends largely on the needs and objectives of the author. The information here should help you decide which service would be better for you.

Acknowledging a Gentleman Publisher -- Emphasis on Gentleman!

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

Writing a novel is an adventure, or certainly should be. If you like to write -- and I've never understood those writers who proudly declare that they...

Major Announcement Could Change How You Buy Books

Posted 09.13.2012 | Books

Print-on-demand (POD) books could soon be everywhere, according to a major announcement made today. On Demand, the makers of the POD Espresso Book ...

How Will We Read? The Power of an Author

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

"We build platforms for authors and we can build them at a lightning pace compared to the pace of a traditional publishing company. I think Penguin saw those services as important."

How to Get Love From Independent Publishers and the Future of Books: Richard Nash & the Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Richard Eoin Nash ran the independent publishing company Soft Skull Press from 2001 through 2009. He built a brand that embraced a community of writer...

How Will We Read? The Book Makers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

The publisher delivers a single file. With that file, Ingram Content Group will deliver the content globally in a variety of ways, whether as a printed book or as a digital file which will ultimately create books for every digital platform around the world.

Publisher's Claims Anger Readers, Authors

Posted 10.17.2011 | Books

The print-on-demand publishing company Publish America is under pressure following the reaction to a promise on its website, now removed, to present t...

Does an Author Really Need a Website? The Book Doctors Interview Annik LaFarge on How to Be a More Effective Author Online

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Annik LeFarge knows what she's talking about, so we asked her to share with us the benefits of author websites. She also shared with us her 10 ½ tips for being a more effective author online.

McNally Jackson, NY Bookstore, Unveils Print On Demand Machine

NYC The Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nolita's McNally Jackson Books has a new toy named William Caxton. William, seen above, is an Espresso Book Machine 2.0 made by Soho's On Demand Books...

Scribd Launches Print-On-Demand Options

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The online reading site Scribd (sometimes dubbed the YouTube for print) now offers writers a cutting edge new format for their Scribd writings: print ...

Ever Wonder How Authors Use The Internet To Get Published?

SF Gate | Regan McMahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the old days - which, in this case, you might define as "two years ago" - getting your book published would entail finding an agent, sending it off...

Bookstore Charges Authors For Recommending, Promoting Their Self-Published Books

Nieman Journalism Lab | Megan Garber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Most people will come in at one of the higher fee amounts," Arsen Kashkashian, the store's head buyer and the architect of the program, told me. "Tha...

Amidst eBook Frenzy, Print-On-Demand Is Quietly Thriving | Alyce Lomax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Despite all the talk that most Americans read fewer books these days, e-books have become one of the retail world's hottest topics. The publishing ind...

Self-Publishing Options Explode For Authors

MediaShift | Carla King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mid-level authors already know that the era of large advances, generous royalties, book tours and media spots are over. They have to spend their own t...

Amazon Takes On Self-Published Books, Gives New Life To The Overlooked

USA Today | Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon vice president Jeff Belle says the company's first venture into traditional publishing "identifies great books that we think have been overlook...

Why I Bought a Bookstore

Jeff Mayersohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Mayersohn

In October of 2008, as the financial world was crumbling, my wife and I bought a bookstore. This might strike some as slightly crazier than buying up the world's supply of phone booths or carbon paper.

How to Win Big at NaNoWriMo

Michael Ashley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Ashley

One wildly successful program has helped thousands of writers get published. It's called National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Every November writers are challenged to create a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

HP Moves In On Print-On-Demand

PC World | Juan Carlos Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Hewlett-Packard, bullish about Web hosted print-on-demand (POD) services, has launched a new POD service called BookPrep for printing digital copies o...

A Resume Is Not Enough: How to Elevate to the Top 1%

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto

Most people never think of themselves as a brand, but you have one whether or not you realize it. Your reputation is part of your brand, and your resume and business card are marketing tools.

Blockbusters and Publishing: The Pareto Principle vs. Netflix

Richard Spilman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Spilman

Rather than continuing to be narrow and blockbuster focused, publishing in the not too distant future will have to broaden its scope.