Self-Publishing: Blessings and Woes


Originally posted on Publishing Insights:
In the article Why You Need to Become an Independent Publisher, Geoff Livingston advocates writers to consider self-publishing; he also shares the valuable things that he has learned in the process. Livingston states that the trend of independent publishing is mainly due to “retaining artistic direction, a higher percentage of profits,…

The Future of Book Publishing: Returning to Printed Word?


Originally posted on Publishing Insights:
Mike Doherty writes about Andrew Wylie in an article What is the future of book publishing? ‘Chances are things are going to work out,’ super-agent says for Postmedia News, accessible on Vancouver Sun. Wylie expresses optimism toward printed publishing in spite of the wave of digitalisation in publishing industry worldwide, saying that…

More on Hybrid Publishers: An Innovation to Success?


Originally posted on Publishing Insights:
David Vinjamuri presents his view in the article How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed on Forbes. He introduces the rise of hybrid publishing, who is considered to be a combination of both traditional publishers and independent authors who are digitally skilled. It is a new and controversial model of publishing in the…

Future of Audiobooks & Global Trends for 2015


Originally posted on Publishing Insights:
Rosie Maynard, a Publishing student at Bath Spa University, explores the future of audiobook publishing in a module Digital Publishing. She examines the unpopularity of audiobooks among publishers (in comparison with ebooks), and claims that it may be attributed to “a lack of adequate financial return”. However, Maynard points out that audiobooks are not…

Self-Publishing Reaches the Summit


Originally posted on Publishing Insights:
Tom Chalmers talks about his experience of participating in the 2014 New Generation Publishing’s annual Self-Publishing Summit in London, and in the article “Self-Publishing Reaches the Summit“, he features several themes of the new trends in self-publishing, which include “starting to self-regulate” and “emphasising on quality”. Going beyond the dichotomous argument of “traditional…