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firstwriter.com's database of book publishers includes details of 1,838 English language publishers that don't charge authors any fees for publishing their books. The database is continually updated: there have been 19 listings added or updated in the last month. With over a dozen different ways to narrow your search you can find the right publisher for your book, fast.

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firstwriter.com – August 25, 2016

The 2017 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers has just been launched, and makes the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,300 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2016 edition, and over 500 brand new entries.

dailymail.co.uk – August 7, 2016

A reclusive author lay dead in her home for four months while a letter from book publishers accepting her first children's novel lay unread on the door mat.

Former teacher Helen Gradwell was discovered at her home near Bolton, Greater Manchester, after neighbours finally raised the alarm.

thememo.com – August 2, 2016

Everyone has a book in them, could Write Track help make yours a reality?

The Man Booker Prize is one of the most hotly anticipated awards of the literary calendar – it’s an incredible accomplishment to even be nominated.

This year, you may have already seen Wyl Menmuir’s debut novel The Many in our picksfrom the esteemed Man Booker 2016 longlist.

What you didn’t know, is that this gripping moody book may not have even existed if it weren’t for a new online tool called Write Track.

thebookseller.com – July 25, 2016

Nielsen Book is launching a new ISBN store allowing publishers and self-published authors to purchase smaller numbers of ISBNs online "within minutes".

Previously publishers wanting to acquire up to 1,000 ISBNs had to use a more labour-intensive manual process, involving completing a form to send to Nielsen by email. But the new service will be automated, asking customers to register (first time users) and log in, choose the number of ISBNs required, and pay online.

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publishersweekly.com

I've fallen in love with printed books. Again. Especially those for children.

Twenty years into my book publishing career—which included marketing for trade book publishers and founding a children's imprint—I had the opportunity to go digital, move into the future, hang out with the cool guys, play games, do the bicoastal thing, and grow a ponytail.

suindependent.com

As I discussed in my November column, there are many venues to explore in getting your writing project published. From traditional publishing to print-on-demand services and from hybrid to self-publishing options, there are many considerations in terms of profitable publishing options for your book and what will increase the potential success, financial and critical, of a written project.

digitalbookworld.com

Never judge a book by its cover. So the saying goes, yet consumers do it all the time. Every publisher and bookseller knows that covers sell books. But do consumers also form expectations from looking at the cover? Well, based on the results of some of the initial reader analytics data at Jellybooks, we think they do.

huffingtonpost.com

Traditional book publishers. They were once known as the titans of the book publishing industry. In the Baby Boomer era, self-publishing was an unknown concept. You needed a traditional publisher if you wanted the best chance to succeed with your book.

During that time, there was significantly less competition for publishers and authors, meaning more book sales for both parties.

Over time, traditional publishers (especially The Big 5) gradually started to exploit authors by offering lower royalties and seizing the author’s publishing rights.

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