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Michael Tamblyn
Kobo President Michael Tamblyn to Indie Authors: You’re on Amazon’s Hit List

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Digital Book World. “Kobo President and Chief Content Officer Michael Tamblyn (@mtamblyn) took to Twitter today to explain why, in his view, indie authors won’t be exempt from the tactics Amazon is using against Hachette in order to squeeze more... Learn More

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IBPA Publishing University Brings Independent Publishing Know-How to Austin, April 10-11, 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) Selection of Austin for annual event reflects growing strength and influence of city’s literary community AUSTIN, Texas, 10/16/2014 — IBPA Publishing University 2015, the Independent Book Publishers Association’s annual educational and networking event for independent publishers... Learn More

Michael Tamblyn
Self-Published Books Topped 450,000 in 2013

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) “Although it comes with a number of caveats, Bowker’s newest report on the number of self-published titles rose again in 2013, increasing 16.5%, to 458,564. The increase was due entirely... Learn More

Michael Tamblyn
Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Betting Big on Publishing’s Future

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. By Andrew Albanese “If you had $10 million to invest in a new publishing business today, with no limitations or obligations, where would you put your money? That was the question posed by Jakob Larsen, head of consulting, for... Learn More

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Distribution: IPG Signs 19 New Pubs

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “Independent Publishers Group has added 19 new independent publishers to its client list, under IPG distribution, and its subsidiaries Trafalgar Square Publishing, River North Editions, and IPG Spanish Language distribution. IPG... Learn More

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Amazon Launching New Crowdsourced Publishing Program

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “After rumblings surfaced that Amazon is creating a new American Idol-style crowdsourced publishing platform, the e-tailer has confirmed that the program is “in the works.” The initial report about the program, from... Learn More

Michael Tamblyn
The Big Indie Books of Fall 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com and features IBPA Members Medallion Press and Santa Fe Writers Project. “Small and university presses have long been an integral part of the literary landscape. But as large houses—Random House and Penguin, Harper and Harlequin—continue... Learn More

Michael Tamblyn
Advanced Marketing Tactics for Indie Authors

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “Austen, Blake, Proust, Whitman, Woolf—the list of successful self-published authors is as old as traditional publishing itself. As long as there have been gatekeepers like agents, editors, and publishers, there have been... Learn More

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Suchomel Returning to Legato Publishers Group

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “Almost two weeks after the planned acquisition of Perseus Books Group by Hachette and Ingram fell apart, Perseus CEO David Steinberger sent a letter to Legato Publishers Group’s 24 client-publishers informing them that Mark... Learn More

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“Up Against Amazon” author Karen Christensen on the Beyond the Book Podcast

(NEWS) Copyright Clearance Center’s Christopher Kenneally recently sat down with Karen Christensen to discuss Christensen’s struggle with Amazon for CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast series. Christensen’s article about her experience with Amazon, “Up Against Amazon,” appeared... Learn More

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