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 …

Bonus Material: Is DIY Publishing a Sign of Confidence, Desperation or Something In-between?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka For a fee, Greenleaf Book Group promises to offer high-level professional services with a hands-on approach, going from concept to publication (as detailed in today’s lead article). The cost is not insignificant—it ranges anywhere from the price of a Smart Car up to that Lamborghini—but the upside is that you get to keep total control of the …