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Nook Press Discontinues in the UK

Nook Press LogoThis comes from the Nook newsletter. Big news:

Dear Publisher,

We are writing to announce an important change to our NOOK Service that will affect NOOK Press vendors publishing content in the United Kingdom. Effective March 15, 2016, NOOK will no longer sell digital content in the United Kingdom.

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IndieReader and SPR Partner For Combo Deal For Authors

Self-Publishing Review and IndieReader team up to give indie authors 10% discount on editorial book reviews 

 Get a Combo Deal Indiereader and SPR Review and save 10%

Top indie book review sites IndieReader and Self-Publishing Review have partnered up to provide a combo deal for independent authors everywhere.

This deal saves almost $20 off the normal price for a standard IndieReader book review and an SPR Classic Book Review, and means the author makes one combined purchase instead of having to go to both sites to make the order.…

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Penguin Random House Sells Author Solutions

Author Solutions Penguin Random HousePenguin Random House is no longer in the self-publishing business. From Publisher’s Weekly:

Penguin Random House has sold its Author Solutions division to an affiliate of the Najafi Companies, a private investment firm that at one point owned Bookspan and made an offer to buy several hundred Borders outlets after the chain filed for Chapter 11.

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25% Off All Reviews For Thanksgiving and Black Friday at SPR

25% Off Black Friday WeekWe’re feeling festive at SPR, so we are offering our professional indie review services at 25% off until Cyber Monday, 30 November !

  • You will save $17.50 on a Jump Start Review (Normally $69, now $51.75)
    200 words or more, 14-day turnaround, Amazon edit, plus social media and links to thousands of readers
  • You will save $31.75 on a Classic Review (Normally £125, now $93.75)
    500 words or more, 30-day turnaround, Amazon edit, plus social media and links to thousands of readers plus star badge
  • You will save $62.25 on a Lead Story Review (Normally $249, now $186.75)
    500 words or more, 30-day turnaround, Amazon edit, plus social media and links to thousands of readers plus a Lead Story banner and star badge

Simply use the checkout code: 25BLACK

Get Your Review Now!

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Draft2Digital Offers Mailing List Service: Books2Read

Books2ReadDraft2Digital has released a hands-off mailing list subscription service as an add-on to their distribution service called Books2Read. From their blog:

Starting now, you’ll see a new option on the Layout page whenever you edit a book at Draft2Digital. Not only will we provide you with easy, one-click store-specific Also By pages, teasers, and About the Author pages, but we will also embed a New Release Notifications sign-up page in the back of your book if you ask for one.

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