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Author Dee Blick talks about Filament Publishing

Author and marketing expert Dee Blick has consistently sold more books than any other Filament author. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and her best selling book ‘The Ultimate Small Business Marketing book’ has been in the top three of all Sales and Marketing books on Amazon for nearly four years. […]

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How Keywords, Machine Learning Unlock Book Discovery

Jim Bryant of Trajectory.com argues that advancements natural language machine processing leading to keywords may unlock a revolution in book discovery. Leading publishing industry analysts started highlighting the increasing urgency of developing better ÔÇ£book discoveryÔÇØ practices more than ten years ago. Several years ago, this issue was highlighted as one of the biggest challenges facing […]

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How to Make Multi-Channel Publishing Profitable

By: Hal Robinson The digital environment opens up new ways for people to enjoy the information that interests them. Publishing still dominates one long-established format: print on paper. But itÔÇÖs not the oldest; storytelling, performance and music all predate it. These still thrive today and hold their own alongside newer forms like radio, film, television […]

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London Book Fair 2015: Self-Publishing Smashes Through

by Andrew Albanese Once again, events tailored to independent and self-published authors at the London Book Fair’s Author HQ were jam-packed, and among the London Book FairÔÇÖs most popular offerings. PW checks in with a leading indie service provider, Smashwords founder Mark Coker, about the state of self-publishing in 2015, and what the future holds. […]

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Bring back the serialized novel

By Hillary Kelly Hillary Kelly is a contributing editor at Washingtonian and a books and culture writer in Washington, D.C. In 1847, an English cleaning woman was extremely excited to learn that the boy lodging in her employerÔÇÖs house was ÔÇ£the son of the man that put together DombeyÔÇØ ÔÇö that is, the son of […]

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Can Publishers Compete As Content Marketers?

Brian O’Leary Publishers that see the value of conversion architectures and content marketing may still wonder, ÔÇ£Can we really compete in this space?ÔÇØ IÔÇÖm strongly arguing yes, as publishers already have the skills required to compete effectively as content marketers. In fact, publishers can deliver on the promise of conversion architectures and content marketing because: […]

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Which Authors Do Subscription Services Benefit?

By: Dana Beth Weinberg Oyster recently added an ebookstore loaded with Big Five titles, a move that could in turn bolster the subscription model, potentially attracting new readers and making the brand more competitive with Amazon. Scribd is steadily bulking up on audiobooks. Two major publishers added ebooks to new the multimedia subscription platform Playster […]

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Publishers Target e-book Pirates

By Michael Kozlowski The International Publishers Association is taking e-book piracy seriously and has started to target websites offering free downloads. A series of websites have been targeted that have a massive collection of pirated content from 16,000 different publishers. The IPA has successfully won a judgement for $37 million dollars against Avaxhome and Avaxsearch┬á […]

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10 Things To Look Out For When Line Editing

by Adriana Bielkova ┬®. You know the drill: revise the structure; look at plot flow; do more work on this or that character; check grammar and spelling; proofread. Hang on a secondÔǪ you forgot to line edit! Line editing makes your sentences the best they can be. That means removing all the unnecessary words; making […]

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Amazon to Publishers: Set Your Own E-Book Prices!

Amazon to Customers: Not Our Fault! The New York Times reported on Monday night that Amazon and HarperCollins had signed a new multiyear contract to sell e-books. The agreement, which came just a few weeks after news leaked to Business Insider that HarperCollinsÔÇÖ contract with Amazon was set to expire, presumably averted another lengthy, public […]

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