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UK awards organisation builds digital hub for emerging writers

In the UK, the Young Writer of the Year Award (YWYA) has launched a free online hub for emerging and aspiring writers, reports the Bookseller. YWYA is hosting free content on its website youngwriteraward.com to help writers at the beginning of their careers....

FAQ with the ISBN team

What is the difference between buying my own ISBN and using one supplied to me by a publisher/service provider? The ISBN identifies a book or other book-like product (such as an audiobook) in a specific format and edition, but an...

Amazon to merge CreateSpace and KDP

Amazon has announced that its print-on-demand platforms CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will merge, reports the Digital Reader. The announcement follows staff layoffs at CreateSpace in March and the closure of the company’s author services division in July this year. Authors...

Shut down Oceanofpdf piracy website returns

US-hosted ebook piracy website Oceanofpdf, which was recently shut down, has returned under a .net domain, reports the Bookseller. The Bookseller reported on 22 August that the website was offering free copies of books by authors such as Jeff Kinney, Roald Dahl, Philip Pullman, John...

Jan Latta on her ‘True to Life’ children’s books

Jan Latta is author and wildlife photographer of the ‘True to Life’ children’s book series. To create her books, Latta follows wild animals in Africa, India, Uganda, China, Borneo and Costa Rica, taking photographs and writing about them in their...

Dennis Jones & Associates enters liquidation; industry groups respond

Melbourne-based book distributor Dennis Jones & Associates has ceased trading and has entered voluntary liquidation, with 1300 creditors, including a secured creditor, and approximately 500 debtors involved, reports Books+Publishing. Dennis Jones & Associates, established in 1991, was independently owned and...
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