Current news stories from the independent book industry

Self-Published Writers Receive IPPY Awards

The IPPY Awards are in and a number of self-published titles have been included:

5. Popular Fiction
Gold (tie): The Dyodyne Experiment, by James Doulgeris and V. Michael Santoro (Synergy Books – A Book Pros imprint that costs $8000 to publish with advanced PR and distribution) and Peak Experience, by Bud Connell (ARC Publishers – the writer’s imprint, not ARC Publications out of the UK)
Silver (tie): A Plague of Scoundrels, by Jon Cory (Komenar Publishing – not s-p) and Do The Math: A Novel of the Inevitable, by Philip B.…

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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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