Totting up the pros and cons of being an independent publisher, Richard Charkin assesses Mensch Publishing on its third anniversary.
In Germany, a prize never yet awarded is canceled, as ALTA’s program of American translation awards adjusts deadlines, and a UK program for independent writer announces its prizes online.
Even as the London Book Fair brings its CAMEO Awards this week to BookExpo, BookBrunch does the same with its Selfies Awards for self-publishing authors.
The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist highlights work from independent publishers Canongate, CB Editions, Oneworld, and Text Publishing. And the Selfies announce their first year’s honors.
While news of book and publishing awards proliferates, the Selfies are being introduced in the UK this year as a competition among independent authors.
Frankfurter Buchmesse’s self publishing program on October 13 includes speakers from leading international platforms and the Alliance of Independent Authors.
At the author advocacy organization’s 25th gala, trade publishing stars and a self-publishing engine are acclaimed for distinguished service to writers.
‘Our ebook sales have been going up, not down,’ says INscribe’s Larry Norton. And the ‘micro-publishers’ who are scrappy enough to make that happen also want a fast, easier path into print.
‘Reedsy for Publishers’ is on the way, as the 2-year-old UK startup rolls out its Reedsy Book Editor with collaborative functionality to come.