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This has made the shift from physical to digital very difficult for libraries. Libraries have been a staple of many communities and those people's ability to have access to new books to read. Now that many readers are going digital, libraries are
News in pictures Opinion blogs After a seven-week break, MPs arrived back in Westminster this morning a whole fortnight before the... The online community has greeted Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention with ... As far as
Russell Smith Special to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012, 5:00 PM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012, 5:47 PM EDT No one in the book business could have been surprised by the recent expose in the business section of the New
I am still learning' Bestselling American crime novelist Sue Grafton has back-pedalled on her description of self-published authors as "too lazy to do the hard work" following disbelief and anger from the independently published community.
Digital publishing and print on demand have significantly reduced the cost of producing a book. The phenomenal growth of e-readers and tablets has vastly expanded the market for e-books, which can be self-published at little or no cost. Writers who
Early this year the unpublished manuscript of my novel, Tell a Thousand Lies, was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia prize. How to self-publish and market your book online and have the time of your life. Early this year the unpublished
A lot of very important books in the past have been self-published...The internet has given greater access to industries that were previously walled-gardens, although different kinds of walls seem to be springing up in forms of overload.
As more and more authors have discovered , the advantages of self-publishing (control of their work; more profit) are increasingly outweighing the disadvantages (handling your own promotion; sourcing your own editing, etc.). In a blog post on July
Penguin Group is taking over Author Solutions Inc., marking the first major acquisition of a large-scale self-publishing company by a traditional book producer. Pearson PLC, Penguin's London-based parent, said it would acquire the business from
A leading authors' body has warned that Penguin 's $116m (£73m) acquisition of self- publishing giant ASI could threaten and undermine the rights of budding writers. Penguin, the publisher of titles including Kathryn Stockett's The Help and Jamie