Indie Publishing News Roundup for 27 April

Here is a quick round-up of some of the news in ebook publishing over the past week. Kiwis Still Love Indie Bookstores “…Lincoln Gould of Booksellers New Zealand said the indie booksellers’ recent success is following trends in the US that saw independent bookstores increase their sales by 9 per cent in 2013.” Japan Passes […]

Sony Reader Store to Close on 20th March

It is now more than a month since Sony announced their plan to close the Sony Reader Store  in the U.S. and Canada and it is only a few days until the closure takes place. Here is a quick heads up for those who need to take any further action. It is sad to see […]

An Introduction to Publishing with Kobo Writing Life

I have wanted to post about Kobo Writing Life ever since they launched but I have delayed this several times. Their original launch was delayed by several weeks and then I read reports of authors still having difficulties getting books published through the portal. Finally I have decided to go ahead and give you the […]

Indie Publishing Weekly Blog Roundup for 19 July

Here’s a quick roundup of posts from indie and e-publishing blogs over the past seven days. Japan’s Leading Online Retailer Rakuten Joins Forces With Kobo To “Destroy Amazon” “For a nation of technology-loving avid readers, Japan has been slow to join the digital publishing revolution… But that could all be about to change from Thursday, […]

Kobo Announces New Publishing Portal, Kobo Writing Life

Last week at Book Expo America in New York there was yet another significant announcement from Kobo. Their new self-publishing portal for independent authors and publishers, Kobo Writing Life, will be available at the end of this month. Kobo has been steadily expanding into international markets for some time. Now, according to their press release, it […]