self-publishing

  • Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down

    Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down

    Pronoun, a self-publishing service for authors, is shutting down after promising free ebook distribution for authors. The company, which raised millions in funding and ended up being sold to Macmillan announced the shutdown in an email to authors and on its website. Two years ago Pronoun set out to create a one-of-a-kind publishing tool that truly put authors first. We believed that the power… Read More

  • Tablo BookMaker Takes The Complexity Out Of EBook Publishing

    Tablo BookMaker Takes The Complexity Out Of EBook Publishing

    Getting a book published used to require something called “an agent” who talked to a “publishing house” who, in turn, hired a “printer” to make a “hardback” or “paperback” version of your words. Tablo.io is just another in the long line of start-ups aimed at relegating those things to the deep, dark past. Read More

  • Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing

    Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing

    Barnes & Noble subsidiary Nook today announced the launch of Nook Press, a self-publishing platform to help the e-reader and e-book seller attract more self-publishing authors. The platform will help Nook compete with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, providing a content creation and management tool that builds on Barnes & Noble’s aging PubIt! platform with tools designed in… Read More

  • Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

    Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

    I’ve published eight books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), one comic book,  and the last two I’ve self-published. In this post I give the specific details of all of my sales numbers and advances with the traditional publishers. Although the jury is still out on my self-published books, “How to be the Luckiest… Read More