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How ‘Diary Of an Oxygen Thief’ Went from Self-Published Obscurity to Bestsellerdom »

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on PublishersWeekly.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. By Rachel Deahl “You may not know what Diary of an Oxygen Thief is about, but you might have heard the title. Or maybe you saw a picture of the book on Instagram, or read a discussion …

Will Author Solutions Case Go Class Action? »

(NEWS) by Andrew Albanese — (This article was originally posted on Publishers Weekly.) “Federal judge Denise Cote could soon decide whether the ongoing case against self-publishing service provider Author Solutions will go forward as a class action. In the latest round of briefs, attorneys for the plaintiff authors argue that a common question sits at …

A Closer Look at IBPA Member Ryan Neumann, Teacher and Self-Published Author »

(BLOG POST) IBPA Member Ryan Neumann (pictured right) wrote a great article about his self-publishing journey. You can read the full article at Little Pickle Press. “It was probably in the best interest of all that you decided to leave.” In every profession, there’s the good news and the bad news. The critiques and the …

Self-Published Books Topped 450,000 in 2013 »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) “Although it comes with a number of caveats, Bowker’s newest report on the number of self-published titles rose again in 2013, increasing 16.5%, to 458,564. The increase was due entirely to the release of new print books which rose 28.8% to 302,622 …

IBPA Executive Director Angela Bole on Self-Publishing and the Digital Future »

(NEWS) In a May 5th article published on Digital Book World, IBPA Executive Director Angela Bole delves into self-publishing and the digital future By Rich Bellis, Digital Book World Angela Bole assumed her role as executive director of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) in July 2013, moving over from No. 2 in command at …

Between Traditional and Self-Publishing, a ‘Third Way’ »

(NEWS) In a March 28th article published in Publishers Weekly, IBPA incoming board member Brooke Warner sheds light on hybrid publishing By Brooke Warner, She Writes Press It’s an interesting fact that in today’s publishing world, it’s both harder and easier to get published than it’s ever been before. The barriers to traditional publishing are …

Hugh Howey and the Indie Author Revolt »

(NEWS) This article was originally published February 20, 2014 in Publishers Weekly. By Mark Coker “With a debate brewing about how much indie authors can, and do, earn from their writing–much of it sparked by a blog post from author Hugh Howey—PW asked Mark Coker, founder of indie publishing platform Smashwords, to offer his two …

NYT Best-Selling Author and Finance Expert Dave Ramsey on Self-Publishing »

(NEWS) This article originally published January 21, 2014 at GalleyCat. By Aneya Fernando, GalleyCat Dave Ramsey self-published his first book, Financial Peace, mostly out of necessity. Nobody would publish it, he says, so he went ahead and did it himself, transporting and selling the books out of the trunk of his car. Little did he …

Kobo Responds on Deletion of Self-Published Titles »

(NEWS) Kobo has shared an explanation for why they removed self-published titles from their ebookstore. Read the full article on The Digital Reader. No matter which point of view you take on this breaking story, it opens up a significant opportunity for dialogue within our independent publishing community. Further pieces, opinion and otherwise, are below. …

Abbe Rolnick Focuses on the Business of Publishing »

(BLOG POST) By Abbe Rolnick — I once aspired to be a comedian and my parents told me to be a good one. They told me to take my funny self seriously or no one else would. When I decided to publish my first book, River of Angels, I did so not because of the …

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