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Six digital publishing startups to watch

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>You know you can blog with Tumblr or WordPress, or self-publish a book on Kindle (s AMZN) or iBooks (s AAPL). But what’s next …

Kobo: Sorry, we’re just not gonna sell “‘barely legal’ erotica or exploitative rape fantasies”

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>A couple of weeks after a U.K. uproar over the self-published rape and incest porn ebooks for sale at sites like Amazon (s …

App data company App Annie expands into ebook analytics for publishers and authors

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Authors and publishers need to know how and where their books are selling in order to target readers and time promotions. Yet …

Linda Gillard on self-publishing: 'I market myself, not a genre'

After being dropped by her publisher because of poor sales, Linda Gillard decided to publish her next novel herself<p>• House of Silence was recommended by many readers including Jenny Woodall, GeraniumCat and rwillmer. Scroll down to recommend your own favourite self-published books<p>Why did you choose …

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Why You Should Self-Publish

<i>Originally published on Indie Reader</i><p>This past week, my latest self-published book debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list. Crunching some numbers, it appears that I've sold a million books in the last two years. You might think I'm living the best days of my life right now, but that …

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Are Self-published Authors Really Authors or Even Published?

Disclaimer: Four of the 14 books I have written have been self-published with the ready admission that I couldn't find a traditional publisher to publish them because of their decidedly niche nature.<p>The topic of self-publishing, which I include to mean both printing one's own books and paying a …

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McDonald's faces backlash in Tecoma, Australia

<b>A long-running feud has pitted protesters from a small town of 2,000 people in the shadows of Australia's temperate rainforest against one of the world's most recognisable brands.</b><p>Tranquil Tecoma, 35km (20 miles) east of central Melbourne, has become a battleground between McDonald's and "community" …

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