*+-Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb, says that even as the digital transformation takes hold, a series interest in high quality print remains.
*+-The Women’s Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women’s fiction and self-publishing in Europe.
*+-Literary agent Andrew Lownie believes that in 5-10 years, 75% of books will be self-published, 20% assisted by agents, and only 5% traditionally published.
*+-The total number of books in print hit 28 million in English in 2013, but are there enough readers to justify so much publishing?
*+-Self-publishing pros observed that the self-publishing vs. traditional publishing debate may be moot: it’s all publishing. But what you want from it depends on you.
*+-From Eriq La Salle to Dominic Selwood, indie publishers are successfully reaching more readers with the IngramSpark platform, which offers global book distribution and easy-to-use tools.
*+-Frankfurt Book Fair StoryDrive speaker and Swedish provocateur, Alexander Bard, argues that the internet is engendering a new collective spirituality.
*+-NOOK Press team talks about what makes this e-book publishing platform stand out and how authors can best leverage NOOK Press tools and its community.
*+-Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about a doomsday Cassandra and a guide to overcoming concussions without drugs.
*+-Author Aleya Kassam explains how Kenyan writers are embracing the idea of branding and taking control of their careers.