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|Posted by Tom Chalmers on October 12, 2016 at 8:10 AM||comments (9)|
While the internet is full of self-publishing groups and forums, writing by its nature can be a solitary business. Never mind writing a bestseller, I have great respect for anyone who has had the dedication and persistence to sit and write by themselves an entire novel! It is not something I think I would be capable of.
However, while there is much information out there now which helps self-published authors choose their options carefully and receive advice and tips f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tom Chalmers on April 11, 2016 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Digital and self-publishing were once words often be disregarded by some quarters of the publishing industry, questioned by others and looked upon as being the future by a few. Since then they have continued to raise as many questions as answers in terms of how to get the best out of them, but what is clear is how they have grown in prominence to become key words within the publishing world.
The current self-published e-book market is clearly in a period of quite sust...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tom Chalmers on February 3, 2016 at 10:15 AM||comments (1)|
If you’re a self-published author it’s vital to fully understand all facets of your intellectual property (IP), including copyright.
There are many, often long-winded, explanations surrounding copyright so let’s keep it as succinct as possible.
It is the exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tom Chalmers on December 9, 2015 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
The book industry is certainly no stranger to dishing out prizes or ceremonial events. However, when media coverage for awards castigating ‘bad’ writing threatens to overshadow that of ‘good’, is this really what the publishing world needs? Or how we are looking to inspire new writers?
This is in reference to the recently announced Literary Review’s 2015 Bad Sex in Fiction Award which this year was bestowed upon Morrissey for his first no...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tom Chalmers on October 21, 2015 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
During the recent Frankfurt Book Fair, the translations market has inevitably generated many column inches. One of the main stories being that AmazonCrossing, the literary translation imprint of Amazon Publishing, announced a commitment to publish exceptional works of literature from Indonesian authors translated into English beginning in early 2016. This was said to be part of a headline grabbing $10 million investment by the company to increase the publication of international books into...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tom Chalmers on August 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
This is arguably the big question within the book world that continues to rumble on unabated. On the positive side, technology has certainly helped greater numbers of authors in achieving their dream of seeing their work in print. It has also helped provide a much wider route to market, helped authors overcome a number of shortcomings and open up a new world of revenue streams (rights and licensing being only one example).
However, it has also created a numbers of obs...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brian Jud on August 7, 2015 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Attend the one-day Southern California Book Selling University on September 12. You can become more profitable selling your books in ways that you never imagined and to people you never knew existed — in large, non-returnable quantities. It is sponsored by the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS), Bowker and BookWorks, and will be held from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. Find details and registration at http://t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brian Jud on July 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
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