Current news stories from the independent book industry

Two California Author Appearances

Two authors who have previously been mentioned on the Self-Publishing Review have appearences coming up.  Rosie Sorenson, author of They Had Me at Meow, will be appearing at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California.  Info:

Rosie Sorenson, author of They Had Me at Meow:  Tails of Love from the Homeless Cats of Buster Hollow, is giving a free benefit reading at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Saturday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m. 

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Wrap Up from Book Expo America

Book Expo America has come and gone and the mood you come away with is that publishing in a state of limbo.  A lot of talk of how publishing is changing, but no clear answer about where it’s going to go. …

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Smashwords Offers Two New Services for Epublishers

Smashwords is quickly becoming one of the central portals in the e-revolution. This week unveiled an affiliate marketing program, available to anyone who signs up with the site (check the sponsors button in the upper right). Mark Coker describes the affiliate program on the Smashwords blog:

[Affiliate revenue] comes out of the author’s percentage.

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The Lulu Book Review Gets a Redesign

The self-publishing blogosphere just got a lot more slick and professional.  The Lulu Book Review is now the LL Book Review – offering reviews of books on CreateSpace and Wordclay, as well as Lulu, with a totally revamped design.  This is great news as self-publishing becomes more legitimized and a part of the overall dialogue.…

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