This Week in Indie Publishing

Ian Andrew will explain independent publishing at two talks in Denmark and Albany.Self-publishing route revealed at discussion

Ian Andrew, the author of the successful Wright and Tran novels, is heading to Albany to speak about his newest book and to explain to people why he chose to publish independently.

Fall Guys is the latest instalment in the crime thriller series and Andrew has been touring the South West since its release.

He said independent publishing was something not everyone was aware of when striving to become an author, and people could learn from his experiences.

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pen-on-journalNot everyone should write a book

If the Internet is responsible for one recent, disturbing trend it’s this: The idea that everyone can and should write a book. Entrepreneurs should write books. YouTube stars should write books. Quit your job and become a Kindle author. There’s even one service that specializes in helping enterprising pastors turn their sermons into books, “without having to leave the pulpit.”

It seems inspiring and democratizing, but the truth is that not only has this bit of self-help internet feel-goodery sucked up thousands of hours of the time of otherwise productive people, it has flooded the world with crappy books.

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art2How To Create Diversity in Publishing

The publishing industry in the United States is huge and doing quite well. According to a new report by Research and Markets, the U.S. publishing industry has grown to more than 2,600 publishing houses and about $25 billion in annual revenue. Paperbacks are still the most popular format, and the areas of greatest growth are in children’s and young adult books.

Although this is a far rosier picture than we see in the newspaper industry, where digital disruption has completely decimated the industry, there is one area where the U.S. book publishing is still lagging behind. And that’s in the number of diverse books being published for children.

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The Path To Publication? It’s Written In The Stars

Once upon a time fame was something that came after you published a fabulous book. Or at least, that was the plan.

It was certainly the dream and desire of thousands of aspiring authors who sought fame not for its fan mail or feted awards as such (although those were not unwelcome, let’s face it) but for its ability to enable them to keep on doing what they loved doing best—writing.

Well, not anymore folks. At least, not always.

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Woman holding tablet in front of face at homeIs the e-book a dead format?

Nowadays, the ebook has a reputation for technological conservatism – so it is easy to forget that there was significant anticipation for the Kindle’s arrival ten years ago.

In a 2009 editorial, The Bookseller declared the device was “a giant leap for all”. The Kindle was frequently compared to the iPod’s transformative effect on the music industry. No wonder – the ebook format promised several advantages. Users could adjust typographic settings for improved accessibility; there was an increased level of portability; and the move to digital distribution promised the ability to purchase publishers’ extensive back catalogues.

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2 thoughts on “This Week in Indie Publishing

  1. This was a very interesting post. I am very passionate about writing. I have already written close to 80 poems which have not been published. I really want to write a book and never thought about publishing independently. That definitely seems like a good and smart route to take! I have just recently started my blog. I started this not only because of my passion to write but also to inspire those that are struggling in life and need some kind of inspiration. If you would be so kind as to follow my blog to help me build my network, I would really appreciate that. Take care!

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