Current news stories from the independent book industry

Self-Published Author Sets High Auction Goals

Although my husband, Ian (the soldier featured in the video writing a letter in his tent), is no longer in the Army and is therefore no longer in danger of being deployed, many, in all branches, are.

Soldiers’ Angels (.org) is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 30 teams who work to support wounded and deployed troops, as well as their families.…

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New Conferences for Self-Publishers

This week brings news of the first Self-Publishing Book Expo to take place in New York City in November 2009. Tickets are $275 if bought before July 15, 09 and $325 after July 15. Features include,

Sales – Unlike other industry-only book fairs, the SPBE will be open to the public, offering authors a unique opportunity to sell their books to the broadest possible audience.

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Author Solutions Buys Trafford Publishing

In an age where the collapse of one financial giant can bring down the entire financial system, it may seem odd that one self-publishing conglomerate is able to buy up the competition.  This is what is happening with Author Solutions, which has bought Trafford Publishing on the heels of buying Xlibris a few months earlier. …

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Self-Published Novel Wins Major Literary Award

That’s a headline we’ll be seeing more of in the future.  The barrier erected by agents on behalf of publishers has come back to haunt them.  In this instance we are talking about Carol Buchanan’s historical thriller God’s Thunderbolt: The Vigilantes of Montana which has already been reviewed by SPR. …

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