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In Erin's Perspective, News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In this new era of book publishing, it has become easier than ever for authors to write and publish themselves, bringing their work directly to their readers without the help of publishers through their own website or various e-publishing or self-publishing sites. But, for the most part, those works have only been written…until today.  Yesterday, I …

Are Self Publishing and Traditional Publishing Destined to Merge?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Over the last few years as self publishing has gained more traction among readers, booksellers and the publishing industry in general, self publishing has been seen as competition to traditional publishing. Our feature story today about Droemer Knaur’s online writing platform Neobooks is one example of how self publishing and traditional publishing can actually be complementary to …

Droemer Knaur’s Neobooks Brings Self-to-Traditional Publishing to Germany

In Europe by Amanda DeMarco

Neobooks, an online writing community launched by German publisher Droemer Knaur, is seeking out the intersection between self publishing and traditional publishing. By Amanda DeMarco BERLIN: Despite what the majority of the German publishing community might think, online author and reader self-publishing communities are not a new phenomenon in the country. Platforms like Epidu or Bookrix have allowed authors to post their …

German Kindle Store Launches with 25K Titles

In German Buch News by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Amazon.de announced today the official launch of the Kindle e-bookstore in Germany with 25,000 titles, including “71 of 100 Spiegel bestsellers” as well as “thousands of German classics downloadable for free.” The Kindle e-bookstore is now the largest e-bookstore in Germany. Authors available in Amazon.de’s Kindle store include Arno Geiger, Adler Olsen, Hans Fallada, Stephenie Meyer, Thilo …

“Publishers Are Right to Be Afraid,” says Publishing Technology’s Randy Petway

In Digital by Daniel Kalder

A leading publishing technology service provider believes too many publishers may have their “head in the sand” when it comes to the impact of technology on the future of the industry. By Daniel Kalder As Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Publishing Technology, a digital publishing services company, Randy Petway leads the firm in its strategic development to ensure continued …

Are Authors Too Naked in their Self-promotion?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Author self-promotion is a necessary evil and a ubiquitous 24/7/365 business. But can it go too far? By Edward Nawotka “I’m nude when I’m alone, and I’m nude when I’m in his arms, but never in a sort of casually stupid gesture of the morning or whatever. Never.” “So nudity is not something trivial?” “Of course not. But we know …

Authors Find Marketing and Publicity Strength in Numbers

In Editorial & Opinion by Guest Contributor

Some 50 established authors jointly launched the Fiction Writers Co-Op — part support group, part self-promotion platform. Editorial by M.J. Rose “If they ever existed, the days of any novelist sitting at home letting their publicists and editors do all the work are so over!” Author Carleen Brice There’s almost no author alive who isn’t weathering the tumultuous changes in …