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ALLi launches new self-publishing campaign

30 October 2018
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a UK-based non-profit independent author organisation, has launched a new campaign called Self-publishing 3.0, according to a press release about their forthcoming white paper on the concept....

Shut down Oceanofpdf piracy website returns

31 August 2018
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...

Barnes & Noble announces large cuts to store positions

22 February 2018
US book retailer Barnes & Noble has announced large cuts to store positions as part of a ‘new labour model’ after reporting disappointing holiday sales results in early January. ‘The new...

Adult sales up, kids sales down in US

22 February 2018
In the US, estimates from the AAP’s StatShot program show that sales of adult trade books increased slightly (0.4%) in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same...

Self-publishing podcast ‘Go Publish Yourself’ launched

24 January 2018
IngramSpark has launched the first season of its self-publishing podcast Go Publish Yourself. The podcast was launched earlier this month to provide self-publishing information in an alternative format, with four episodes...

New Goodreads giveaways program in 2018

18 December 2017
Goodreads has introduced a new US giveaways program which will replace the current giveaways program on 9 January 2018. Under the new program, giveaway entries are only open to US...

US self-publisher ISBNs up 8% in 2016

9 November 2017
In the US, ISBNs for self-published books have grown eight percent from 2015-2016, according to a new report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. In total, 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published...