Everyone Can be a Publisher with POD Books

Reprinted from The Conversation:

Shelf Promotion: how everyone can be a publisher with print-on-demand books

By Zoe Sadokierski, University of Technology, Sydney

This is the second in my series of articles on print-on-demand and the growth of independent publishing in Australia. It explains the value of print-on-demand services for writers who want to self-publish a book.

Writers generally choose to self-publish because it’s difficult to find a commercial publisher in a highly competitive market. Without the backing of a commercial publisher, writers must manage […]

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Former Bestselling Author Revives Career

Back in 1989 — long before the rise of self-publishing — [Eileen] Goudge published her first novel, Garden of Lies with Viking Books. It went on to become a New York Times bestseller that shipped over a million copies and was published in 22 languages. “I was riding high, touring the country, doing book events, being interviewed by major newspapers, and appearing on TV talk shows,” says Goudge of her early success. And she continued to garner six-figure advances — […]

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Trying to be Helpful…Thwarted

I select ‘This Week in 50 Funny Tweets’ from the HuffPost UK menu because it’s something I do on the weekend. It’s prone to error, often offering blank pages instead of the expected images. Today, for a change, it has a series of images that all say ‘Null’.

I notice there’s a button saying, ‘Suggest a correction’. I click on it and a form is presented where I can provide my details. Then it says ‘Type the word below so we […]

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