Useful Links

February 8th, 2012  |  Published in The Annual Publishing Innovation Conference: March 8th 4pm - 8pm

Here are some links to articles and websites relevant to our conference which you may like to read to get ready for the debate!



Self-published Author Society Prepares to Launch

A non-profit body representing the interests of self-published authors will launch this spring.

Orna Ross founds the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Read here.



The Self-Epublishing Bubble

Ewan Morrison tracks the self-epublishing euphoria of the last five months and argues that we are at the start of an E-publishing bubble.

Read here.




Self Publish, Be Happy

Self Publish, Be Happy is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 with the aim of celebrating, studying and promoting self-published photo books through events, publications and online exposure.

Self Publish, Be Happy also organises workshops that help artists and photographers make and publish their own books.

Have a look here.


Self-published Author Claims Kindle Top Spot 

Self-published crime writer Kerry Wilkinson claimed the top spot in the UK Kindle bestseller chart for the last quarter of 2011.

Kindle are happy that self-published authors are benefiting from the success of Kindle.

Read here.



Did Self-publishing Hype Hit It’s Peak In 2011?

The average price of a self-published Kindle top-100 bestseller continues to drop, but a new look at some titles’ performance in 2011 suggests these books are facing increased competition from traditional publishers.

Laura Hazard Owen looks at the trend for self-published e-books.

Read here.



The Coming Death of Self-publishing

It won’t be long before self-publishing as a concept is dead.

John Bethune asks how long the concept of ‘self-publishing’ will stick around for.

Read here.


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