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What An Indie Author Learns

To mark the national broadcast on Book-TV today (Saturday, June 22) for CCC’s panel on Self-Publishing: Disruptor Or Defender Of The Book Business?, Beyond the Book presents a special interview with an “indie author” who shares what he’s learned from inside the book business. Copyright and intellectual property are only two of Dave Davis’s many passions. A research analyst at […]

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Hey, Authors! It Really Is All About You!

Today, as never before in the history of the book, the business of publishing offers endless opportunities for writers and others to take charge of their creative efforts. Whether you are an aspiring author, one who has already self-published, or are newly independent from traditional publishers, you have access to new technologies, supportive book discovery […]

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The Lessons Music Business Can Teach Authors

The content explosion characteristic of the Digital Age is reshaping media in every form. Once inhabitants of disparate worlds, musicians and authors today find themselves in the same global game, where creation and distribution are easy, but monetary reward comes slow and painfully. In 2013, an abundance of content has made success in the marketing […]

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Best of BTB: Self-Publishing Gets Respect

As the success of 50 Shades of Grey makes clear, the book business has made piece with the self-published author. Now one of the best-selling authors in history, E.L. James first made her work available to readers via non-traditional, self-publishing routes. James is hardly alone, however, as not a week goes by without word of […]

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Best of BTB: Winning Publishing Strategies

There’s no business like show business to serve as a model for book publishing, according to industry veteran Bruce Harris, who spoke this summer at the Yale Publishing Course. “When you’re doing a show, a group of talented people come together. They focus on a particular task. And they get very involved, and very intense […]

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Best of BTB: “50 Shades” and More of Self-Publishing

Recorded this summer at uPublishU, the day-long self-publishing pre-conference program of BookExpo. Featuring Jenny Pedroza, co-founder of the Writers Coffee Shop; Mark Coker, Founder, Smashwords; Sandra (Sandy) Poirier-Diaz, President, Smith Publicity, Incorporated; and Bob Young, CEO & Founder, This panel’s industry insiders know how to ensure that a book will stand out in the […]

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Book Business Set to ‘Transform and Roll Out’

Across publishing – once an industry virtually unchanged for centuries – revolutionary transformation is under way. Instead of an industry reliant upon middlemen and suppliers, publishing is becoming a service consumers can purchase. In a newly-published white paper from Bloomington-based Author Solutions, a world leader in indie book publishing, Keith Ogorek enumerates four clear paths […]

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Self Publishing Across Multiple Formats

Recorded earlier this month at the Mediabistro-organized MediaApp Summit, December 2012, and featuring Jason Boog, Editor, Mediabistro Publishing, Amy Martin Product Marketing Manager, Wattpad, and Christopher Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center. Noting the community focus of Wattpad, which claims 11 million monthly readers, Martin said, “We see a future where readers are discovering, sharing, and recommending […]

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