Category: Publishing & Book News

DID YOU KNOW? International Nook & Microsoft Part Ways, Contract Ends

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So there was news right after the holiday that Nook International and Microsoft terminated their contract! Yes, and that means that anyone internationally that is paying through Windows can’t…literally. The only remedy is that all will be refunded. Bummer, huh? Find out more at TechCrunch.

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Read All About The BIG Royalty Changes At KINDLE UNLIMITED… PAGES READ

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Starting July 1st, amazon will unleash brand new rules for their Kindle Unlimited program, and it will effect how authors are paid per book. Before, if someone downloaded a book on Kindle Unlimited, the author was paid solely for the sale and the customer reading 10 percent of the book. Now, Amazon will not pay […]

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Learn Branding & Empowerment At the POSE N POST Symposium Featuring Chrisette Michele!

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R&B singer Chrisette Michele, Rich Hipster, The Mane Choice and Lamik Cosmetics are coming to Columbia, SC as a part of their Pose N Post Symposium, 8 city tour on April 12th. Some of the best in the business as far as branding and empowerment will be there such as fashionista and jewelry designer Ambrosia […]

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You’re Invited To 2015 SC Book Festival To Meet Akirim Press Authors!

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Akirim Press founders and authors Mirika Mayo Cornelius and Rod Cornelius invite everyone to the 2015 South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia, SC at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention center on May 16 and 17 to meet & greet for the biggest book event in the city. It’s been years since Mirika and Rod went on […]

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Expecting E-Books To Drive Paperbacks Away? Think Again.

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Ever since the e-book revolution, people have wondered if it would send paper and hardbacks to doom, dust, and despair.  With the way I see it, not so.  Here are three reasons why. 1.  E-books aren’t owned.  They have no worth.  You can’t pass them down from generation to generation in a tangible way. Therefore, […]

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Five Ways To Choose A Really Great Book

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It’s a new day.  We live in a world of e-books along with paperbacks and hardbacks, the internet and tablets along with fingertips that still turn pages.  It even seems that everyone is becoming a WRITER/AUTHOR, whether they are published by a major publishing company or self published because, let’s all face it…THEY ARE BOTH […]

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Thinking About Writing A Book? Try Amazon’s Kindle Scout Out!

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The process by which runway or fashion models are hunted down on the streets of major and minor cities is called scouting.  Flip that and make the scouting take place online but with books, where the public votes on which book or books will be published for an advance and 50% royalty.  Does it sound […]

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The University of South Carolina Features Authors In Its Open Book Series

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Starting four years ago, the University of South Carolina has put on its Open Book Author Series, and this year, it lasts from March 16 until April 22nd.  This event takes place only on the University of South Carolina campus, however, all are welcome to attend with proper registration. For the full schedule of this […]

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Get Paid To Write Your Book With Publishizer!

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If you’re a writer and you’re a fan of crowdfunding (such as Kickstarter but for books), you may want to research Publishizer.  It’s a fairly new way of getting your work out to the public, and the project will end up being funded through pre-orders.  First, the books or stories must be approved after they […]

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Have You Heard About AMAZON’S New WRITE ON?

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Amazon has launched a very new and open to all authors platform called Write On by Kindle.  It is crafted to allow any and all writers of every kind to upload their stories for all to read perfectly free, and at the same time, gain valuable feedback from people who read any and all genres. […]

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Kobo And Nickelodeon Publishing Make a Deal!

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Something new has come to Kobo, and it will make the children proud.  For all with the Kobo eReader, Nickelodeon favorites such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer and many more are available right now due to a deal that was struck recently between the two giants.  This is super news for Kobo who already […]

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Barnes And Noble’s NOOK Press Goes International!

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For all authors out there published to Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Press with worldwide rights to their books, their books will soon be available internationally!  The announcement went out today to thousands of authors in the USA that from now and through the months to come, all books on NOOK Press will be available internationally, […]

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Lay-Offs Happening At Barnes & Noble’s NOOK

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Not only had the news of major executives leaving in the past months rocked Nook’s boat, but now there is a report from the New York Times that Barnes & Noble is cutting jobs at NOOK.  Through their troubles, the report does state that there isn’t a plan to get out of the digital game […]

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Amazon Prime Subscription Price To Possibly INCREASE!

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Amazon delivered major news today concerning its Amazon Prime subscriptions, stating that it may possibly increase from $20 to $40, according to a report from CNBC. For those who aren’t familiar with Amazon Prime, feel free to read up on the free Amazon instant video, free 2 day shipping and more at Amazon Prime. In […]

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