This Week in Indie Publishing

art1Three Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know Before Writing A Book

Entrepreneurship can be a stressful, terrifying, and lonely journey. Even for individuals with great support networks and co-founders, it can still be difficult to find an outlet to vent.

That’s why I love to write. Writing provides the perfect platform for explaining, exploring, and digesting everything that I encounter as I build my business.

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huffpoThe 4 Great Myths of Book Publishing

Signing a contract with even a brand-name traditional book publisher initially feels like a ticket to Nirvana. You may expect, for example, your new publisher to set you up with a big fat advance, a multi-city promotional tour, your very own personal PR rep and multiple copies of your book on every bookshelf in the nation (and Canada) for as long as you and your book shall live.


But to understand how book publishers really work, study this list of what I call the four great “myths” of traditional book publishing. Then, by all means, proceed to seek out a publisher if that’s your goal but do so with your eyes wide open. Your relationship with your publisher will run much smoother if you recognize its pitfalls as well as its glories.

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ART3Amazon Launches Pen to Publish Contest in India

Amazon has just unveiled a new writing contest for self-publishers in India.  Authors can participate by publishing their book through KDP on between 25th July and 10th November 2017, enrolling the book in KDP Select, and adding the search keyword pentopublish2017. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of ₹ 10 lakh (INR 1 Million), a print publishing deal with Westland Publications Limited and mentoring by India’s best-selling English author, Chetan Bhagat.

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art4Why O’Reilly Media is no longer selling books online

O’Reilly Media has pursued its mission to “change the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators” through many forms and channels in its nearly 40-year history. From documentation to book publishing to an online platform featuring video, screencasting, and live online training in addition to text, O’Reilly has embraced change in how media is created and consumed.

The company recently stopped selling books through its online shop. Here the company’s president, Laura Baldwin, explains why – in a thought piece that offers interesting lessons for the book trade as a whole.

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art5Consumer Book Publishing Market is expected to grow globally at CAGR of CAGR of 0.98% with High adoption of ebooks

TF Market Intelligence released a new research report of 59 pages on title ‘Global Consumer Book Publishing Market 2016-2020’ with detailed analysis, forecast and strategies. The study covers key regions that includes APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, South America and important players such as, China South Publishing & Media Group, Hachette Book Group, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, and Penguin Random House.

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