An Interview with Josef Marc, CEO of Publica

There are a lot of exciting developments in technology right now. One of the latest is blockchain technology, which allows digital information to be distributed but not copied. One startup, Publica, aims to bring the blockchain to publishing. I recently had the chance to learn more about it from Josef Marc, the CEO of Publica. …

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Women in Publishing

There have been a lot of interesting articles about women in publishing lately. According to Publisher's Weekly, "women represented 74% of the publishing workforce in both 2015 and 2016." However, there's a wage gap between men and women in the industry. In response, a number of women have started their own businesses. The article offers …

Guest Post: 5 reasons authors should create and sell an online course

Baidhurya Mani is the author of "How to sell online courses from your own website: A complete beginner’s guide." By Baidhurya Mani Selling online courses has changed the lives of so many individuals. I have worked with a number of online course creators and have seen how they have turned their expertise in yoga, health and nutrition, cyber …

The Latest Trends in Publishing

There's a lot of interesting trends going on in the publishing industry, and some pretty cool new content. Below is a list that breaks it down: Trends and News in Publishing "Indie Authors: Are We Ready for Self-Publishing 3.0? Part 1." on Self Publishing Advice Center "The Rise of the Fidget Spinner and the Fall …

A Look at Wattpad, a Social Storytelling Experience

You may have heard about Wattpad by now. It's a platform where anyone can write stories and anyone can read them and leave comments. The site has 45 million members, and is very mobile friendly.  Publishing Perspectives wrote about how Wattpad may reach a billion users. Stories are told in multiple languages, primarily English and …

A Look at the Romance Genre and Publishing

Romance is a huge genre in publishing. So many success stories, especially of indie authors, are around romance writers. It's also a really interesting genre to watch, because it's one of the genres with the most experimentation going on. With that in mind, here are a few romance-related articles that recently caught my eye. History …

A List of 194 Tools and Resources: Apps, Trends, Marketing Tips, and More

It's about that time again for another roundup post. This time I've got a bunch of tools and resources that cover a wide range of topics, from freelancing to marketing to reading and more. Book Creation Tools/Help Book Creator Comic Book Paper Omnibook Vellum Vivliostyle (and why it's important) "Automated Cleanup for Word Manuscripts" Beyond XML …

Guest Post: Can Copyrights Be Inherited?

By Josh T. In the United States, a writer’s work is automatically copyrighted under their ownership once it’s in consumable form. The copyright lasts as long as the writer is alive and 70 years after their death whether it’s published or not, which is more than enough to establish someone’s claim to a work. What …

Indie Authors: Self-Editing Before Getting Your Manuscript Edited

Editing is an important step to publishing, both indie and traditional. A book that is poorly edited can be a big turn off to readers. Bridget McKenna gives an example in her post, "Why I Didn't Keep Reading Your Book, Part 2": Your opening sentence demonstrated that you don’t know the difference between “number,” which …

Guest Post: Where to Find the Best New Authors; 5 Online Writing Communities To Explore

By Allison Phillips The environment is changing for authors. What once was thought to be a solitary pursuit is evolving into an interactive process with the introduction of new technology. As we move from the printed page to the screen, it invites readers and writers to engage and share the experience through online writing communities. Writers …