Entries Tagged as 'Self Publishing'

Tennessee Public Library launches publishing program with IngramSpark platform

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Press release received 1/23/14 NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched an innovative publishing program using IngramSpark®, Ingram’s comprehensive print and digital independent publisher platform. “The creation of our first book and the development of our publishing program has been a labor […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Self Publishing · Vendor News

Self-Publishing soars in 2012 – 60% more works than in 2011 according to Bowker

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Self-Publishing Movement Continues Strong Growth in U.S. says Bowker- 2012 ISBNs show nearly 60% more self-published works than in 2011 New Providence, NJ – October 9, 2013 – A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000, up 59 […]

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Douglas County Libraries debuts new blog for authors – The Wire: A Writer’s Resource

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) announces the debut of “The Wire: A Writer’s Resource,” a blog for new and aspiring authors. The new initiative provides information to people hoping to write, publish and find markets for their books, and is a step toward the library’s goal of making locally-produced content available to its audience. DCL has […]

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SmashWords research analyzes self-published book sales data

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

I finally had time to read this very interesting article in the Huffington Post written by Mark Coker about the  Smashwords study conducted to analyze self-published book sales data.  Coker highlights seven key findings from the study and includes his slides from a presentation at the RT Booklovers Convention earlier this year.  It’s worth a […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Flipboard app releases update, allows consumers and advertisers to publish

March 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

A colleague forwarded this interesting blog post to me about Flipboard.  The author, Mathew Ingram, discusses Flipboard’s new release features.  He discusses the ability for advertisers and readers to now become publishers. Here is a snip from the post:  “Flipboard’s new version is more than just an evolution, it’s a significant departure from what the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Publishing · Self Publishing

EZBuyButton widget streamlines purchasing

January 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Below is a press release about a new widget to help independent authors and publishers sell their ebook content on websites. More info is available at www.ezbuybutton.com. TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The EZBuyButton widget is poised to revolutionize the world of online book sales, especially for independent authors and publishers. The EZBuyButton widget […]

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Tags: New Products · Press Releases · Self Publishing · Vendor News

Douglas County Libraries adds 10,000 titles from Smashwords

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Back in August, 2012, Smashwords announced a new product, Library Direct.  This is a service that allows libraries and library networks to acquire and establish large opening collections of ebooks, direct from Smashwords.  Douglas County was one of the first customers back in August of 2012, loading 10,000 of the top titles.  The last day […]

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Smashwords announces Library Direct

August 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

Smashwords today announced Library Direct, a new service that allows libraries and library networks to acquire and establish large opening collections of ebooks, direct from Smashwords. Library Direct is available to libraries that host and manage their own ebook checkout systems, typically using Adobe Content Server, and that are capable of acquiring a large opening […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Self Publishing · Vendor News

3M Cloud Library partners with Smashwords and others

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Posting this a bit late due to my vacation.  Press release courtesy of Teleread. 3M Library Systems will feature its growing list of offerings for the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service at Book Expo America 2012, to be held June 4-7 at the Javits Center in New York City. Visitors to the 3M Library Systems booth, […]

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Self Publishing fuels steady title growth in 2011

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Bowker press release.  Lots of interesting data here about title output from 2011. June 5, 2012 (New Providence, NJ) — Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information, released its annual report on U. S. print book publishing for 2011, compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker […]

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