Book Publishing Startups in the U.S. 2022

By Thad McIlroy / www.publishersweekly.com This report provides an overview of the English-language book publishing startup scene in the United States and around the world as of fall 2022. To the extent that startups capture the innovative spirit of an industry, this report is about publishing innovation. There are three audiences for the report: the …

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How Amazon’s self-publishing service has empowered authors and diversified publishing over the last 15 years

Written by Amazon Staff / www.aboutamazon.com Kindle Direct Publishing has democratized the publishing industry and given readers access to a greater variety of stories from self-published authors. Learn more about the service and its impact.Since 2007, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has helped launch millions of successful careers in self-publishing. Through KDP, independent authors can publish …

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How to Get Reviews for Your Book

By Electra Nanou | www.makeuseof.com The success of your creative writing career goes hand-in-hand with readers’ reactions to your work, especially what they say about it and how they rate it. While the quality of your book, story, or poem can ensure positive reactions, you can also take steps to collect those all-important reviews. Here …

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AI proofreading app Proofcheck readies for publisher rollout after funding

By Lauren Brown | The Bookseller Proofcheck, a Vienna-based AI proofreading app which was a FutureBook Startup Finalist in 2020, has received venture capital funding. The company is the first to receive funding from the Plug and Play Startup Camp EMEA program, which provides €50,000 (£44,000) in investment to every selected start-up in exchange for a …

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How to get your own book published: a step by step guide

from The Guardian by Sandra Haurant Allow a budget of £4,000 to do-it-yourself, from the editing and design through to marketing “A Top-of-her-game literary agent tells us she receives about 3,000 submissions a year,” says Joe Sedgwick, the head of writing services at The Literary Consultancy. “Of those, she requests to see the full manuscripts …

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