Jack Kerouac goes on the Google Maps road

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

An interesting new ebook project based on pervasive modern technology just appeared – a 66-page free ebook by German student Gregor Weichbrodt entitled  On the Road for 17,527 Miles, and tracing Jack Kerouac‘s epic On The Road narrative – through Google Maps driving directions. [...]

Morning Links — RIP Aaron Swartz

By Dan Eldridge
January 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

RIP, Aaron Swartz (Boing Boing) Why Faber Voices is well worth shouting about (The Guardian) Author Services Site Lulu Moves Toward DRM-Free, But Is It What Authors Want? (Digital Book World) The best crap book covers (The Guardian) Supersizing Literacy? U.K. McDonalds Swapping Happy Meal Toys [...] launches new ecommerce platform

By Paul Biba
March 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the press release:, the leader in self-publishing, has launched a new ecommerce platform along with major site upgrades that will give authors and readers the absolute best self-publishing experience for buying and selling books in any format across the globe. Powered by leading [...]

Easiest 3 ways to self-publish an ePUB ebook

By Jason Davis
August 30, 2010 // 9 Comments

   1. Smashwords Smashwords continues to kick goals in self-publishing. In an increasingly crowded market, I just don’t think you can beat Smashwords for ease of use, price (you can’t do better than free), and distribution. Fling your words to Smashwords, and you’ll quickly end up with an [...]

Wattpad launches marketing program for self-published authors

By Paul Biba
August 18, 2010 // 1 Comment

From their press release: In the first half of 2010, Wattpad has established cross-promotional partnerships with major self-publishing houses Smashwords, Lulu and Bubok. To assist writers in connecting with readers on the site, Wattpad is launching the Self-Published Writers Program, a new [...]

Lulu trying to turn into full service ebook store

By Paul Biba
April 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Lulu blog: Beginning today, you will find more than 700,000 new titles in the Lulu Marketplace, titles as diverse as Harlan Coben’s Caught from the list of New York Times bestsellers to Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. This follows the addition of more than 200,000 traditionally published [...]

Cleaning up ePubs to work with iBook aggregators

By Chris Meadows
April 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Author Henry Melton has blogged about the process of getting ePubs into the iBook store through the use of third-party aggregators. Apple has contracts with Lulu, Ingram, LibreDigital, and perhaps others to serve as aggregators of small publishers and self publishers.  I’ve been looking [...]

Distribution options for iBooks; Apple does not impose pricing

By Paul Biba
April 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Publishers Lunch (subscription) has a story today on distribution to the new iBooks store. Libre Digital, Ingram, Smashwords, Lulu, InGrooves, CD Baby and BiblioCore are the ways into the store. Each company has a different fee structure. Some take a percentage of revenues, some a flat fee, some an [...]

Lulu’s new ePub conversion service is not a bargain

By Chris Meadows
April 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sighted via Twitter from Mariah Jovan: Lulu now offers conversion of manuscripts into ePub format in addition to its other electronic offerings. While more support for ePub is certainly a good thing, if you actually take a look at the rates you might vacillate between staring in disbelief and [...]

Lulu creates releases API and opens door to developers

By Paul Biba
February 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

This is a piece of news that can have a pretty wide impact in publishing. From the press release: Lulu, the open publishing pioneer, today announced that it has opened its platform to developers, giving them direct access to its publishing engine and creating new opportunity for publishing [...]

Lulu to print, sell and promote WattPad writers’ e-books

By David Rothman
January 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Edited news release…  Wattpad, the popular e-book community, has partnered with Lulu, a leader in open publishing, to provide Wattpad writers with a Wattpad branded marketplace on to print, sell and promote their works.   “This year the number of titles published on [...]

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