Publishing Perspectives’ interview with the Beijing IBF’s director. The Hot Sheet’s take on indie author access to China

Given China is by any measure the second largest book market in the world, it should come as no surprise that the Beijing International Book Fair is one of the largest and most important publishing events in the world. To coincide with the event, Publishing Perspectives ran an insightful interview with the Beijing IBF Director, Read More …

StreetLib, PublishDrive and Bookwire gear up for the global ebook markets game. First, Latin America

While the established American aggregators Smashwords, Draft2Digital, Bookbaby, etc, maintain their focus on their domestic market, with token efforts towards the international marketplace, their European rivals are carving up the rest of the world between them, with Germany’s Bookwire, Hungary’s PublishDrive and Italy’s StreetLib leading the way. Bookwire has a strong presence in Brazil, especially Read More …

Draft2Digital sees a “very large spike” as Pronoun authors migrate

The not altogether unexpected failure of the US-based distributor Pronoun dealt competitor aggregators an unexpected windfall this month StreetLib and PublishDrive both rushed to produce migration tools that could with virtually one click transfer an author’s Pronoun files across and get them up and running again. Both PublishDrive and StreetLib offer Amazon and Google Play Read More …

Self-publishing news round-up 21 October 2017

Smart Author Podcasts from Smashwords Being exclusive or “going wide” Amazon acts as judge, jury and executioner Author-signings and ebooks Making end-matter maintenance easier StreetLib-OverDrive Christmas promotion Six stories from the self-publishing circuit this week. Smart Author Podcasts from Smashwords Does the world need yet another podcast on self publishing?  Mark Coker at the indie-oriented Read More …

Publishing Brief – PublishDrive and StreetLib in the news

It’s been an interesting week on the aggregator circuit. Usually, either at Frankfurt or to coincide with Frankfurt, we hear about new initiatives, partnerships and other news from the western distributors, but this year it’s been relatively quiet. But not totally. Among the pleasant surprises was a series of three posts by PublishDrive’s Zsofia Macho Read More …

Draft2Digital asks indie authors to “Refer a Friend”

Draft2Digital, the US-based ebook distributor, continues to adapt to the challenging self-publishing market in the USA by offering incentives to keep indie authors from going exclusive with Amazon’s KDP Select and to keep authors from heading for rival distributors like Smashwords, PublishDrive, Bookbaby, StreetLib and Pronoun.

Aggregator Perspectives 01 October 2017

The self-publishing circuit always has rich pickings for those looking for an alternative perspective on the publishing scene, and the blogs of the aggregators (distributors) can often be instructive. Here’s three enticing posts from the aggregator circuit this past week.   What Does It Mean to Be a Successful Self-Published Author? Over at The Verbs, Read More …