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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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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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