Author Solutions, Paulist Productions Sign First-Look Deal

by Thomas McKinley

Xlibris self-published authors may stand a chance of having their books adapted into a film. Xlibris’ parent company Author Solutions, LLC has clinched a first-look deal with American TV and film producer Paulist Productions. The partnership is welcome news to Author Solutions’ self-published authors who wish to see their books on TV or the big […]

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Publishing Industry Gains from Self-Publishing

by Thomas McKinley

In an interview from online magazine “Wired,” bestselling urban fantasy author Shannon Mayer gives her take on why the publishing industry in general has benefited from the growth of self-publishing. A more personal relationship with readers More authors are now engaging with fans on social media sites in hopes of attracting more readers. Mayer, for […]

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Xlibris Author Jean Farish on PUBLISHED! Magazine

by Thomas McKinley

A self-published author needs an extra marketing boost to get noticed. Xlibris Author Jean Farish has gone the extra mile to introduce her book to more book lovers, as “The Long Journey Home” author has recently been featured on PUBLISHED! quarterly magazine. PUBLISHED! is an award-winning magazine “where top experts share their treasured resources and […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Online Reviews Vital in Book Marketing

by Thomas McKinley

As the digital age gives voice to virtually every netizen on the face of the earth, today’s authors have realized the importance of online reviews to advance their book marketing. A Huffington Post blog describes online reviews as the new word of mouth.   “If you still find it possible to fathom that there was […]

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Algorithms Reveal Readers’ Preferences

by Thomas McKinley

Readers’ insights can now be revealed by a code called candy.js, a javascript code that determines how readers actually read. The technology is embedded on an e-book, developed by a startup called Jellybooks. The company focuses on “discoverability and reader analytics.” “Penguin Random House UK was among our earliest partners in a pilot program of […]

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