Tag Archives: self-publishing

Smashwords Signs Distribution Agreement with Scribd

Smashwords has announced they’ve signed a distribution agreement with publisher Scribd.  From the article: Smashwords today announced a distribution agreement with Scribd, which operates one of the world’s largest publishing platforms and online reading communities.  Scribd receives over 80 million monthly readers to their platform according to their website. There are two distribution components to the […]

Why self-publish an ebook?

This seems to be the season of really awkward reports on self-publishing. In yet another “remarkable study into self-publishing,” that distracts with colors and pictures, self-publishing gets another black eye from someone who doesn’t really know the topic. Well, as someone who helps writers become self-published authors, I have a slightly different viewpoint. When I […]

To self-publish or not to self-publish, that is the question

Patricia Santos Marcantonio made a post over at The Other Bunch Press website about self publishing: At a recent book-selling event that was a topic of conversation among many of the local authors. We had time to talk because a snow storm put a damper on sales. Given the opportunity to self-publish thanks to companies like […]

How publishing fiction online launched the career of this young writer

Beth Reekles penned an article at The Guardian about how indie publishing via online writing communities and ebooks can provide valuable feedback, and even set you on the path to mainstream success. From the article: News that a quarter of the top 100 Kindle books on Amazon.com are from indie publishers doesn’t surprise me. I started […]

Amazon reports self-publishing accounts for 25% of top 100 ebook sales in U.S.

Yep.  Since 2007, the self-publishing part of the ebook pie has been sizable.  In just a few years, the self-published author has gone from zero to hero, owning 25% of the top 100 ebook market, as reported by Amazon.  No matter how many reports  traditional publishers put out – saying people are eschewing ebooks, that […]