At The Guardian, Alison Baverstock, author of the guide to self-publishing, The Naked Author, listed the ways in which self-publishing has changed the world.
This week in author buzz, Porter Anderson digests the Writer’s Digest Conference, takes on chicken littles in the biz, and considers what B&N might do about showrooming.
Hannah Sheppard, creative director at IPR License, reminds self-publishers that getting the basics right are key when pursuing international rights deals.
The London Book Fair will host a networking breakfast for those interested in Brazil, numerous international authors confirmed for Rio’s book fair, and more.
Slicebooks offers tools for producing re-mixable ebooks. But the implications of this go far beyond generating more sales, explains co-founder Jill Tomich.
The response of people to the sad news concerning Iain Banks, who announced he has terminal cancer, makes us realize how the book trade is like a huge, extended family.
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, editor of Johannesburg’s inventive art books publisher Fourthwall, discusses how publishing on the periphery of the world can give you an edge.
Discussions at this year’s Leipzig Book Fair proved that ebooks and self publishing are gaining wider acceptance in Germany, and readers are more open to digitization.
Brainstorming at the Spa in Matera, Italy brings together women writers for a unique opportunity to workshop their recent work. Claude Nougat reports on the latest session.
Among the best, new self-published titles of March and April is The Beach at Herculaneum by Susan G. Muth, only the second title to win a BlueInk Best Book Award.