Several poets, such as Tyler Knott Gregson, have transitioned from Tumblr to bestseller lists, selling hundreds of thousand of books in the process.
A late arrival and a poor mix of products and pricing means Amazon has ceded ground in India to bookselling startups like Flipkart and Infinibeam.
CompletelyNovel’s ‘Lord of the Book Covers’ competition revealed many indie authors are using the same professional designers as traditional houses.
The Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives offer a full-day program in October on international opportunities for self-published authors.
Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, includes a short story collection and a WWII thriller.
Jay Keefe wrote a memoir about recovering from alcoholism and realizes, upon publication, that it a huge personal risk it was, albeit one with rewards.
A Swedish self-published book, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, uses hypnotism to put kids to sleep and it’s selling, but there’s backlash.
The BBC notes that Laxman Rao, ‘the most famous tea seller in the Indian capital, Delhi,’ found success on Amazon as the author of 24 Hindi-language novels.
Online writing platform Wattpad is licensing and syndicating its users’ stories for print, film and TV as a form of promotion and revenue generation.
Teymour Shahabi found motivation to write by posting videos about self-publishing on YouTube , which gave him both an education and an audience.