Should the DIY Movement Learn Traditional Publishing Techniques?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Wow…according to anecdata from the IBPA’s Publishing University, some 200 million Americans say they want to write a book. That’s a huge number and one that would certainly overwhelm traditional print distribution channels. Of course, it’s widely known that most will simply publish e-books — many (according to our feature story today) of dubious quality. It would …

200 Million Americans Want to Publish Books, But Can They?

In English Language by Guest Contributor

Some 200 Million Americans say they want to publish a book, but lack of attendance at the IBPA’s Publishing University at BEA suggests a disregard for the craft of book publishing. By Justine Tal Goldberg It’s often said the book fairs are no place for writers. But what about at a conference organized specifically to help writers publish? According to …

DIY Audio Publishing–Audible.com Launches ACX

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 …