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Top 10 Self-Publishing Blogs

January 2, 2013

The Future of Ink has announced the top 10 self-publishing blogs of 2012.  If you aren’t already following these blogs, you need to add them to your list. Please comment below and tell us your favorite self-publishing blog. [listly id=”2kR” layout=”full”]    

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Ebook Settlement Approved By Federal Judge

September 10, 2012
Ebook Settlement Approved By Federal Judge

A federal judge approved the ebook settlement between the DOJ and three publishers. The settlement mentioned here has been approved. Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in an order dated Wednesday, approved the proposed settlement between the DOJ and Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. […]

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Do Traditional Publishers Really Know About Book Promotion?

July 27, 2012
Book promotion Delilah Marvelle style

Some of  the advantages of traditional publishing are their distribution channels and their expertise with book promotion. At least, that’s what most of us have always thought. Apparently that’s not always the case. One author who also had intimate knowledge of independent book stores, talked to her publisher, asked probing questions about their plans for […]

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Have You Seen The 2012 BookStats Survey?

July 20, 2012
Kindle Unlimited

The data from the annual BookStats survey conducted by the Book Industry Study Group and the Association of American Publishers was released this week. http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/survey-shows-growing-strength-of-e-books/ Among the highlights: E-books continued their surge in popularity last year, surpassing hardcover books and paperbacks to become the dominant format for adult fiction in 2011, according to a survey […]

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How Are The 2012 Book Publishing Predictions Holding Up?

July 16, 2012
How Are The 2012 Book Publishing Predictions Holding Up?

Did you make any book publishing predictions for 2012?  Digital Book World did. Now that the year is half over, they are checking in to see how those predictions are coming. Actually their score isn’t too bad. Here’s the box score. However, you will want to follow this link to find out what those predictions […]

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Nine Indie Publishers Join The Criticism Of The DOJ Lawsuit Settlement Terms

July 16, 2012
Harlequin lawsuit

According to this Publishers Weekly announcement, nine independent publishers have joined with Barnes and Nobles, the country’s largest retail chain, Books-A-Million, the country’s second largest retail chain, Author’s Guild, agents, and others to criticize the Department of Justice’s pending  lawsuit settlement terms with three of the large publishers regarding pricing. Nine independent publishers have combined […]

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