Welcome to the Roundtable Roundup, our fortnightly podcast where we invite a guest or two to join us live to discuss the latest news and views from the self-publishing and indie industry.
Author Zoe York returned! She joined Chrishaun Keller-Hanna and Erica Conroy to discuss the below topics:
B&N launches “new” Nook Press
At the end of June B&N announced the launch of Nook Press, a self-publishing print on demand platform–for paperback and hard-covered books. In addition to this, provided certain sales targets are met, B&N might stock said print books in their stores or even allow indie authors to store events and signings.
It’s a little odd though, seeing as they originally launched Nook Press in 2014 but didn’t allow for those books to be sold in physical stores but if you used Createspace then you could…
Spam, spam, spam! From B&N and Books Butterfly
Authors have been getting a lot of spam lately. If you publish direct with B&N then you probably received at least 6 emails regarding your royalty payments. If you’re a Facebook user with an author profile then you’ve probably gotten constant friend requests and messages from people claiming to be from the ebook advertising site Books Butterfly. When asked about it on Kboards, Books Butterfly’s was overly aggressive but they did attempt to explain it and that they were going to fix it.
See the full story: http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,238157.0.html
Samhain Publishing u-turns on closure
Earlier in the year Samhain Publishing announced that they would be closing their doors and reverting rights back to authors. Authors were sad but the proactive ones started getting ready for their returned rights. So, everyone was surprised when Samhain recently announced that they had found a way to continue trading and would be dropping horror in favour of focusing solely on romance. Is this a good thing?
Zoe rants about Neilsen’s Romance (R)evolution conference
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