Self-Publishing

Hi-Rez Studios Expands With New Development Studios, Publishing Group

Hi-Rez Studios announced the next phase in its company evolution and growth from self-publishing studio into multi-game publisher with distinct …

Virtual Reality

Copywriting Mastery Bundle | CNN STORE

<b>Copywriting Masterclass: Writing that Sells</b><p>Learn the Right Kind of Writing to Skyrocket Your Sales & Conversion Rates<p>Don't you want to be able to tell your product's story at its true potential? In this course, you'll learn how to double your conversion rate, sales, click-through rate, and help you …

Writing

Awkwafina penned a touching open letter to herself, and it's an inspiring reminder to never give up on your dreams

Comedian, rapper, and actress Awkwafina (real name: Nora Lum) has come a long way since her days of self-publishing music videos on YouTube. From her …

Self-Publishing

Is the résumé dead?

<b>(CNNMoney) —</b> For decades, résumés have been the ticket to entry into the working world. But the one-page paper document has lost its dominance.<p>While most workers still have one, companies and recruiters are putting less emphasis on résumés when searching for job candidates.<p>"The résumé has probably …

Employment

Did you say Beauty? I’m in! - San Ramon, CA Patch

I am new to this beautiful town of San Ramon! My goal is to get plugged into the community here in the East Bay Area. I enjoy meeting new people, …

Beauty

Amazon self-published authors: Our books were banned for no reason

In recent weeks, Amazon (AMZN) has taken down e-books written by at least six self-published novelists who say they did nothing wrong and depend on …

Writing

Blogs for Self-Publishers, August 4 - 10, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon<p>Hope your weekend is going well. Don’t miss this week’s selection of great articles on writing and self-publishing from some of …

Writing

An instance of why an unregulated self-publishing platform is an effective conduit for piracy.

A customer stopped by the store a month ago. As we chatted at the counter he shared with me that he was an author. His name was Ira Mark Egdall. I …

Writing

Regnery Has Big Q2

Softness in its self-publishing business offset gains at Regnery, leading to a 9% revenue decline in Salem Media's publishing group in the second …

eBooks

People Visited Public Libraries More Than A Billion Times In 2015: Critical Linking, August 9, 2018

Sponsored by <i>The Last Hours</i> by by Minette Walter.In 2015, there were 1.39 billion visits to public libraries, or 4.48 visits per person.<b>“Are libraries</b> …

Libraries

Ebooks: How digital publishers are 'shaking up' the industry

<b>JK Rowling notoriously received numerous rejections before meeting her literary agent, and later, publisher. Having stacked up at least 60 rejections in my writing career, I know exactly how that feels.</b><p>And while being a novelist recently came out on top in a survey as one of the most desirable jobs …

Writing

Self-Publishing Ebooks and Pbooks with Amazon KDP: Orna Ross Interviews Darren Hardy About Best Practices

Self-Publishing with Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) is recommended to all ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) members. No self-publishing …

Writing

New Unity report suggests 67% of indies plan to self-publish

This year Unity polled the leads of 1,445 independent game studios, including some that don't use the Unity game engine, to try and capture a …

Game Development

Ebook publishing startup PublishDrive signs contract with Dangdang, China's largest ebook seller

<i>Retail giant Dangdang is becoming accessible to indie authors</i><p>NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been seven years since Chinese retail giant Dangdang opened its ebook store, but has, so far, been inaccessible to authors and independent publishers of the West.<p>Global, indie self-publishing …

Customer Service

Blind Author Shares 10 Tips for Self-Publishing Your Book in the Safest and Most Profitable Way

Many writers fail to realize that it is absolutely FREE to self-publish books on major websites like Amazon. They have never even heard about options …

Writing

Unity survey shows over half of indie studios working in mobile, 40% in VR or AR

Top-ranking studios by revenue and DAU showed a preference for mobile and freemium models

Gaming Industry

Blogs for Self-Publishers, July 28 - August 3, 2018

By Shelley Sturgeon<p>Where did July go? With our feet firmly planted in August now, are you on track for with your self-publishing plans for the year? …

Writing

The BEST Thing About Self-Publishing - Altucher Confidential

I was sick of it.<p>Every book publisher (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins, Hay House, etc.) said the same thing: “We’re great at marketing. We’ll take …

Writing

What Indie Authors Can Learn From E.L. James’ Self-Publishing Success

E.L. James — otherwise known as Erika Mitchell — is the most commercially successful fanfiction author of all time. But that didn’t happen by …

Writing

This Week In Web 2.0

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” …

World Wide Web

8 Tips To Overcome Book Promotion Burnout | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re a self-published author, you’re probably diligently blogging, posting on Facebook and Instagram, tweeting, hosting contests, crafting press …

Writing

Letters: ‘All of Us Authors Are in It Together’

Readers weigh in on Amazon’s self-publishing model.<p>The Authors Who Love Amazon<p><i>In July, Alana Semuels wrote about how the e-commerce site has enhanced the possibilities for profitable self-publishing.</i><p>Amazon has done a service making self-publishing within reach of everyone. But Alana Semuels’s …

Writing

Amazon Has Removed Products With Nazi Swastikas And Burning Crosses After Congressional Scrutiny

After scrutiny from a Congress member in July, Amazon has removed a number of products promoting racist propaganda from its site, the company said in …

Rights & Freedoms

Publishing A Book? Give It The Best Chance At Success

Promote Your Book Publishing Self-Publishing<p>Updated August 1, 2018 2 Views 0 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>5/5 (1)<p>Are you thinking of publishing …

Writing

The Atlantic Daily: Desires Never Guessed

Life in a “post-truth” America. Plus the Iranian Christians stuck in legal limbo, the history of acupuncture, and more.<p>What We’re Following<p><b>Trouble With Truth:</b> President Trump’s repeated condemnations of the Mueller probe as a “Witch Hunt” could be having a psychological effect on Americans: …

Donald Trump

The 13 Most Common Self-Publishing Mistakes to Avoid

Today’s guest post is by Lauren Bailey from Kirkus Reviews.For every new venture, there is a learning curve. When it comes to self-publishing your …

Writing

Isaac Marion will be releasing the Warm Bodies series' final novel 'The Living'

A year and a half has passed since the release of <i>The Burning World</i>, the sequel to the smash hit <i>Warm Bodies</i>. Since then, fans have been clamoring for …

Self-Publishing

TXTbooks creates publications that are a fun and vibrant alternative to polished professional content

When Robert Blair, Thomas Colligan, Nichole Shinn and Kurt Woerpel met at New York’s Pratt Institute, they discovered just how “genuinely fun the …

Jokes

Business Handbooks Feature Strongly in LibraryBub Selection for August

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --<p>LibraryBub, founded in 2015 by international bestselling author Alinka Rutkowska, is a service that helps thousands of librarians to discover bestselling and award-winning books from the independent publishing sector. LibraryBub works with all major …

Writing