This week in Indie Publishing

art1How to Self-Publish a Book

So you want to self-publish your book? You’re in good company. Plenty of authors have gone ahead of you, working to prove that high-quality books can hold their own in the marketplace without the support of a traditional publisher. Amazon, of course, has changed the entire publishing landscape, but authors have been taking control of the publication process as far back as Charles Dickens, or the Brontë sisters. Self-publishing works, if done well—and for the right reasons.

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11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards Announced

This prestigious National award is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self, and independent publishers.

The National Indie Excellence® Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is a champion of the small, independent presses and self-publishers that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters.

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Indie-Publishing: The Next Big Thing?

Bhavini Mehta, Founder and CEO at Infinity Business Solutions & is a first generation entrepreneur who believes in empowering and lifting people around her. She started her career at a very young age tasting the corporate culture, soon to realise that she was not made for it. A serial entrepreneur, Bhavini has founded multiple businesses including a loan channel partner company with HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Her current venture, Infinity Business Solutions is a shared services company serving clients across the UK, US, Australia, Canada and India. She has recently founded a self-publishing company –

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The Ghost Who Writes

What if you were told that many of the books that you have read of late have actually not been written by the authors who find mention on their covers?

Difficult to believe — but true. An anonymous world of ghostwriters lies hidden behind the glitz and glamour of the books business and literature festivals that most readers are unaware of.

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