Publishing-Industry (156)

An in-depth overview of the publishing industry and landscape. Read articles on different stores, distributors, and geographic markets.

Writers’ Resources: Unlock Your Creativity and Write with Confidence 

Setting out to write a novel may seem difficult even for experienced authors, but…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Creating a Pen Name: Why Writing Under a Pen Name Works

Many authors choose to write under a pen name, seeking a level of anonymity…

By Mihaela Bidilică

27 Top Romance Publishers to Look Out For in 2024

Book publishers know that when love is in the air, there is no off…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How to Copyright a Book Before Publishing

Do I need to copyright my book? This is something many authors ask themselves.

By Mihaela Bidilică

Best Manga Subscription Services [Options for Readers, Authors & Publishers]

“Manga is no longer a niche category,” says Kevin Hamric, VP of Publishing and…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Copyright Protection In the Age of AI

With the launch of large language models such as GPT-4 and other generative AI…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Amazon Ebook Market Share 2017-2024

Why sell Amazon ebooks? Because Amazon’s market share is significant around the globe. Amazon…

By Sarah Yoo

14 Best Audiobook Subscription Services [Options for Readers, Authors & Publishers]

Audiobook memberships are a great tool for avid listeners. This is a great opportunity…

By Mihaela Bidilică

15 Best Ebook Subscription Services [Options for Readers, Authors & Publishers]

With reading subscription book services, you can have vast libraries at your fingertips. This…

By Mihaela Bidilică

AI for Publishers: How to Harness AI in the Publishing World

Living in this fast-paced era of digital everything means being ready to adapt to…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Guide to Building Strong Author-Publisher Relationships

The relationship between authors and publishers is a cornerstone of success. How can publishers…

By Mihaela Bidilică

AI Adoption in Publishing: Findings from a PublishDrive Survey of Over 250 Professionals

The use of Artificial Intelligence in the publishing industry signals a few significant changes…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Kobo & Kobo Plus: Key Players in Wide Publishing

Wide publishing offers authors the opportunity to maximize their revenue and visibility by distributing…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How to Create an Author Media Kit [Includes Author Media Kit Examples]

The author media kit is a comprehensive package that provides all the necessary information…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Calculate Your Way to Higher Profits: How PublishDrive's Book Sales Calculator Works

There may be some who question why PublishDrive has opted for a subscription-based model,…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Baker & Taylor Publishing: Reach the Widest Network of Libraries

Baker & Taylor is a premium book distributor, managing over 1.5 million titles for…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How to Make Money Writing a Book (Self-Publish!)

How to make money writing a book? And how much can you make writing…

By Sarah Yoo

Beyond Tulips and Canals: Navigating the Waters of Book Distribution in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a vibrant and diverse literary scene, making it an attractive destination…

By Mihaela Bidilică

What Makes a Book a Bestseller: Insights from Top Lists + 10 Strategies to Improve Book Sales

Writing a bestseller might be a goal for some authors. Among the most popular…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

From Solitude to Solidarity: The Impact of Writing Communities on Young Writers

Despite writing often being a solitary act, the value of immersing oneself in a…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Best Audiobook Services & Audiobook Publishers to Know

Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing. And, with the emergence of AI narration,…

By Sarah Yoo

33 Nonfiction Publishers to Know in 2024

Listed below is a curated selection of nonfiction publishers, ranging from well-known book publishers…

By Mihaela Bidilică

What Is the Typical Royalty Rate for an Author?

What is the typical royalty rate for an author? In other words, what percentage…

By Sarah Yoo

Sparking Book Talk: Finding a Book Club to Promote Your Books

Being the subject of discussion in a book club is an accomplishment for authors.

By Mihaela Bidilică

Crafting Your Voice: A Step-by-Step Guide to Zine Publishing

Zine culture has experienced a renaissance, with creators around the globe embracing the art…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Maximizing Reach: Tapping into the 40% Outside Amazon in Publishing

In the ever-evolving world of book publishing, authors and publishers constantly seek ways to…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Navigating Recent Changes in Spotify/Findaway Voices' Terms of Use: Exploring Alternatives

In recent updates to its Terms of Use, Findaway Voices, a service by Spotify,…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Adapting to Change: Protecting Your Audiobook Rights in an Evolving Market

The audiobook industry has significantly transformed in recent years, driven by technological advancements and…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Best Books to Read in 2024

The literary world is buzzing over the most anticipated books of 2024. From gripping…

By Mihaela Bidilică

2023 Book Sales Statistics by PublishDrive

As we’ve started 2024 with new publishing goals, let’s look at how the book…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Turning Pages, Changing Worlds: Why Publishing Matters

Book publishing has been a transformative force in human civilization, shaping the dissemination of…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Review Copies: Why They Matter and How to Send Them with PublishDrive

Review Copies. Why They Matter And How To Send Them Through PublishDrive Sending out…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Book Distribution in France: Win the French Market, Then Go Global

With a rich literary tradition, the French market is a hotspot for French books…

By Mihaela Bidilică

18 Podcasts for Writers [Self-Publishing Podcasts Included]

Podcasts for writers are perfect for those who weave stories through words and offer…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Build Your Author Brand: Your Route to Bestseller Masterclass [Exclusive Webinar]

We're thrilled to announce an upcoming webinar that promises to be a game-changer for…

By Amy Madeline

2023 Publishing Trends to Help Your Book Marketing This Year

The publishing industry braces for a year of dynamic shifts and innovations. Keeping a…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How Do Book Royalties Work?

How do book royalties work? If you’re looking to publish a book, there are…

By Sarah Yoo

How to Start a Publishing Company: 8 Steps

Starting a publishing company is exciting when you consider all the creative freedom it…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

SPS-415: AI & Aggregation with PublishDrive

Danica Favorite, PublishDrive’s Community Manager and a published author is taking charge of a…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Navigating the Future: Join the Publishing Industry Insights Survey by PublishDrive

PublishDrive wants to shape a more innovative and supportive future for the publishing industry.

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Italian Book-Publishers. How to Distribute to Italy and Increase Your Market Share

When it comes to publishing in Italy, publishers and distributors constantly seek to…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Publishing & Marketing Strategies Used by Publishing Companies

Understanding what publishing companies do beyond mere content creation when it comes to marketing…

By Mihaela Bidilică

20 Best Black Friday Limited Offers for Writers

The search for the top Black Friday deals tailored for writers is over. From…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Branding and Brand Strategy in Publishing

Branding in publishing is not just about aesthetics; it's a critical element of an…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Audible Holiday Schedule

As we approach the holiday season, you should be mindful of book distributors' schedules.

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Kobo and OverDrive Holiday Schedule

Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes a busy schedule for…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Apple Books Announced Its Holiday Season Delivery Schedule

The winter holiday is probably the busiest time of the year for most industries,…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Why Publishing Houses Need to Understand Publishing Trends to Choose the Right Books

In the book publishing industry, staying in touch with publishing industry trends is crucial…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Book Distribution in Spain: Choosing an Aggregator to Go Locally and Extend the Reach Globally

The book industry is one of the largest and most profitable cultural sectors in…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

PublishDrive at The Frankfurt Book Fair 2023

Autumn is in full swing, and what a great time for indies and publishers…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Book Distributors in the UK. Look Local, Reach Global Readers

In book publishing, distributors ensure that books reach their intended readers. While traditional methods…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Ingram Print-On-Demand With PublishDrive

Ingram is a global book distribution company specializing in print-on-demand, boasting a broad reach…

By Sarah Yoo

New Feature Available: Print-on-Demand Converter

Print-on-demand is the technology that saves authors and publishers lots of money and space…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

Public Domain Publishing: How To Publish Public Domain Books?

In the vast literary universe, there is a realm filled with treasures of the…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How to Publish and Distribute a Book in India and Go Beyond Traditional Publishing

Indian authors can now share their stories without the help of literary agents, thanks…

By Mihaela Bidilică

21 Australian Publishing Houses You Should Know

Getting your work published can sometimes feel like navigating uncharted waters. Finding the right…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How to License Ebooks (+Pitfalls of Ebook Licensing Agreements)

Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended as a general guide to understanding…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Understanding Print-on-Demand Book Pricing

Print-on-Demand (POD) book printing is becoming increasingly popular as an economical alternative to traditional…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

What Is Copyright Law? Learn the Different Types of Copyright to Protect Your Work

Embarking on the journey of self-publishing is both exciting and challenging. One vital aspect…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Three Different Types of Publishing Compared: Traditional, Vanity, and Self-Publishing

Publishing has never been easier, but with so many options – traditional publishing houses,…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How to Publish a Poetry Book: Guide to Publishing and Promoting Your Poems

Poetry has the power to make us see the world in new and…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

How to Publish on Scribd: A Simple Guide to Scribd Publishing

When it comes to bookworms, you are either a hoarder or a Marie Kondo…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How to Publish an Anthology

There are several reasons why writers and publishers consider anthologies. Writing and publishing an…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Are You In? Kobo Plus Has Expanded to the US and UK!

Subscription models can be a great option for readers and authors, but many authors…

By Kristen Ethridge

How to Write More Words Through Dictation with USA Today Bestselling Author Nick Thacker

Every craftsperson needs a toolbox full of different ways to get results. As writers,…

By Kristen Ethridge

PublishDrive at The London Book Fair 2023

Spring is here, and so are the opportunities for indies and publishers worldwide! It…

By Kinga Jentetics

How to Self-Publish a Book [The Ultimate Indie Author Guide]

You’ve probably done your research and realized you’re one of those authors who can…

By Sarah Yoo

How to Publish on Google Play Books in 2024 [Two Options]

Almost every search query on the internet is performed on Google. For any question…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

How to Self-Publish an Audiobook in a Few Easy Steps

You listen to audiobooks quite a lot, and now you want to publish one.

By Kinga Jentetics

How Print-on-Demand Works: Reach Worldwide Readers with Your Printed Books

Today’s printing technologies make print-on-demand a viable and sustainable publishing strategy by eliminating the…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

PublishDrive’s 2022 is a Wrap!

PublishDrive's CEO and Co-Founder Kinga Jentetics shares her recap of 2022 with us.

By Kinga Jentetics

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which One Is the Best for You?

When you finish writing your book, you inevitably face the question: self-publishing or traditional…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

30 Best Graphic Novel Publishers to Know in 2024

Do you remember the last time you entered a bookstore and did not see…

By Mihaela Bidilică

How to Publish a Graphic Novel

The first graphic novel I read was Frankenstein. In French. I was studying the…

By Amalia Mădălina Pop

How to Create a Graphic Novel [Graphic Novel History Included]

Wherever you turn, there is a graphic novel sparking joy for someone. They have…

By Mihaela Bidilică

Frankfurt Book Fair 2022 Recap

My team and I at PublishDrive have been attending as many book events as…

By Kinga Jentetics

PublishDrive at NINC2022: Here Are The Highlights

Kinga here, PublishDrive’s co-founder and CEO. My team and I attended the NINC Conference…

By Kinga Jentetics

War and Books: How Book Sales Trends Changed in 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, disrupting millions of lives and industries, and causing…

By Kinga Jentetics

Canon Future Book Forum Conference: How Can the Publishing Industry Be Sustainable and Profitable at the Same Time

We want the best for our customers. But we also want the best for…

By Kinga Jentetics

The Self Publishing Show: My Post-Conference Thoughts

Today, self-publishing is very popular among authors, and the growing number of successful writers…

By Kinga Jentetics

We’re Gonna Digitalize the Print Book Industry!

We have some exciting things to share. First, PublishDrive successfully closed Series A funding…

By Kinga Jentetics

Recapping Frankfurt Book Fair 2021 

In this article, PublishDrive’s CEO and co-founder Kinga Jentetics recaps this year’s Frankfurt Book…

By Kinga Jentetics

December 2020 Book Sales Update: Best Book Genres & More!

Everything has changed. What hasn’t changed is our mission to help authors make more…

By Sarah Yoo

November 2020 Book Sales Update: Best Book Genres & More

Digital has dominated in 2020. In the United States, book establishments have decreased due…

By Kinga Jentetics

PublishDrive Review For 2020: Digital Wave

In 2020, digital dominated the publishing world. From launching audio and print distribution to…

By Kinga Jentetics

Selling Books In China: What To Know

China is the largest market in the world, with 60% of the population regularly…

By Sarah Yoo

How To Promote Your Book Online [Webinar Recap]

This year, indies increased digital book sales by 69% via PublishDrive. Running online book…

By Sarah Yoo

October 2020 Book Sales Update: Best Book Genres & More

Digital books are in demand this year. Especially for those in traditional publishing, transitioning…

By Kinga Jentetics

September 2020 Book Sales Update: Best Book Genres & More

We are paying close attention to the book market this year. Although there can…

By Kinga Jentetics

August 2020 Book Market Update: Best Book Genres & More

We are paying close attention to the book market this year. Although there can…

By Kinga Jentetics

July 2020 Book Market Update: Best Book Genres & More

We are paying close attention to the book market this year. Although there can…

By Kinga Jentetics

New Abacus Features: Royalty-Splitting Tool for Co-Authors

PublishDrive Abacus is the only service out there for efficiently splitting book royalties among…

By Sarah Yoo

June 2020 Book Market Update: Best Book Genres & More

Since the pandemic and numerous shutdowns worldwide, we are paying close attention to the…

By Kinga Jentetics

May 2020 Book Market Update: Best Book Genres & More

Since the pandemic and numerous shutdowns worldwide, we started paying close attention to the…

By Kinga Jentetics

Let’s chat! Webinar on How to Sell Books during COVID-19

If you’re a publisher, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your business like many sectors…

By Kinga Jentetics

April 2020 Book Market Update: Best Genres & More During COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected communities of every size and function; from large institutions to small…

By Kinga Jentetics

Most Popular Book Genres during COVID-19 [March 2020]

COVID-19 has affected communities of every size and function, including the book publishing industry.

By Kinga Jentetics

10 Rules for Money Management Indie Authors Should Follow

Money can sound like a boring or even taboo topic for artists and creatives.

By Kinga Jentetics

5 Tips For How to Publish a Book (During A Pandemic)

As the pandemic cascades, we are experiencing unusual times with social distancing and other…

By Kinga Jentetics

Publishing without limits: Distribute ebook, print, and audio with PublishDrive

When we first started PublishDrive, we made it our mission to make the publishing…

By Kinga Jentetics

How to adjust to the new normal for the publishing industry

As the coronavirus has impacted governments, businesses, and individuals alike, every one of us…

By Kinga Jentetics

Publish Ebook, Print & Audio Under One Roof!

As pioneers in self-publishing, we’ve done it again. We’ve expanded PublishDrive’s capacity and added…

By Sarah Yoo

How much does ebook aggregation really cost?

If you distribute your ebooks through an aggregator and your answer to this question…

By Robert Csizmar

PublishDrive’s Yearly Market Review 2019

The self-publishing market in 2019 showed that there has never been a better time…

By Kinga Jentetics

Self-Publishing Market Review 2019

The self-publishing market in 2019 showed that there has never been a better time…

By Kinga Jentetics

20Books Vegas 2019 Is a Wrap! Here's What You Missed...

The PublishDrive team is back from 20Books Vegas 2019, and we’re excited to tell…

By Kinga Jentetics

Self-Publishing Success Stories: "How I Achieved My Writing Dream"

This self-publishing success story is brought to you by Claire Culliford. Claire is a…

By Guest Author

Thinking about Switching to an Ebook Aggregator from Direct? Read This First!

When going wide (instead of remaining exclusive to Amazon), self-published authors typically do one…

By Monica Dube

The Royalty Splitting Solution Your Indie Publishing Company Needs: Q&A with Michael Anderle

*Note: This post contains an affiliate link. Indie publishing companies are faced with a…

By Monica Dube

The Most Profitable Option for Aggregated Ebook Distribution is Here!

Previously, there were two main options available for independent ebook distribution: While both of…

By Monica Dube

Writers Conference Tips: 5 Print Materials to Bring to Your Next Conference

“Writers Conference Tips: The 5 Print Materials You Should Bring” was written by Jessica…

By Guest Author

The full version of PD Abacus is now live! See what’s new…

After our beta launch of PD Abacus last month, the PublishDrive team has been…

By Monica Dube

Recap of the RWA 2019 Conference in NYC

The PublishDrive team just wrapped up a week at the Romance Writers of America…

By Monica Dube

How to Build a Coaching Program Around Your Non-Fiction Book

“How to Build a Coaching Program Around Your Non-Fiction Book” was written by…

By Guest Author

Debunking The Top 5 Self-Publishing Myths

After working hard to finish writing your book, it can be discouraging to read…

By Monica Dube

The 2019 Nebula Conference is a Wrap!

The PublishDrive team spent an amazing 4 days (May 16-19) at the Science Fiction…

By Monica Dube

Distribution to Google Play: Aggregator or Direct?

As many indie authors and publishers recently found out, Google updated their policies for…

By Monica Dube

Top 5 Tips to Leverage LinkedIn as an Indie Author

This article was written with the help of Gary Collins, bestselling author of the…

By Guest Author

SFWA Nebula Conference 2019: What You Need to Know

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 54th annual conference and Nebula Awards…

By Monica Dube

Exploring the Power of Stories at the 2019 San Diego Writers Festival

I recently attended the first annual San Diego Writers Festival at the beautiful Central…

By Monica Dube

Meet the PublishDrive Team at This Year’s Writing Conferences!

Writing conferences are essential to your career as an author: you can attend informative…

By Monica Dube

The Top Writing Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss as an Indie Author or Publisher

Networking at conferences is an essential part of an author’s career. It allows you…

By Kinga Jentetics

Amazon Advertising for Ebooks is Now Available through PublishDrive

Amazon’s Sponsored Products ads are among the most powerful marketing tools for authors who…

By Monica Dube

Royalty Share vs. Subscription Pricing for Self-Published Authors – Which Option is Best?

PublishDrive offers two pricing options: Royalty Share and Subscription Pricing. These flexible options allow…

By Monica Dube

Case Study: PublishDrive’s Subscription Pricing Increases Take-Home Royalties for Authors!

When we rolled out Subscription Pricing last October, some were hesitant to give it…

By Monica Dube

Introducing PublishDrive’s Free Public Ebook Conversion Tool

Our free ebook conversion has been a huge help for PublishDrive authors, but our…

By Monica Dube

Top 3 Ways of Boosting Your Author Career Through Writing Conferences

You’ve probably heard that conferences are essential to your writing career development, but do…

By Kinga Jentetics

PublishDrive Now Offers Ebook Distribution to Bibliotheca

At PublishDrive, we’re always seeking new opportunities for indie authors to access global sales…

By Monica Dube

We’re Back from the 20Booksto50k Conference, and We Can’t Wait to Tell You About It

The PublishDrive team just wrapped up an incredible three days at the recent 20Booksto50k…

By Monica Dube

Meet Monica Dubé, PublishDrive’s New Content Strategist!

Hi there! My name is Monica and I’m super excited to be joining the…

By Monica Dube

The story behind subscription pricing of PublishDrive

Bradley Matrock from Score Publishing and Digital Book World asks Kinga Jentetics, CEO of…

By Kinga Jentetics

Self-publishing books as a business: Become an author entrepreneur

Being an author is like being an entrepreneur (“authorpreneur”) – you have to think…

By Kinga Jentetics

Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2018 – Key Takeaways

Attending industry events (both writing and publishing conferences) is an important part of our…

By Kinga Jentetics

Key Takeaways of ThrillerFest 2018

If you attended ThrillerFest 2018 (July 2018 NYC), the annual conference of ITW, International…

By Guest Author

Overview of the Chinese Book Market

PublishDrive signed a contract with retail giant DangDang, often dubbed as ‘the Chinese Amazon’.

By Monica Dube

Great on Kindle for nonfiction books launches as beta

Remember Amazon’s mysterious 50% royalty rate? Apparently, it wasn’t just an error: it was…

By Monica Dube

Brazilian Ebook Market in 2017: Trends and Predictions

To help us understand the Brazilian ebook market, we asked newcomer Pablo Araújo (straight…

By Monica Dube

Breaking news: Scribd drops monthly credit limit

Almost exactly two years after it was first announced, Scribd discontinues the monthly reading…

By Monica Dube

Amazon CreateSpace Stops Offering Author Services: What are the options?

Not long after Macmillan closed Pronoun, another publishing giant decided to step down. Amazon…

By Monica Dube

Selling Romance in Romania: Most Popular Ebook Genres per Country

It is almost every day that we receive a question from you on the…

By Monica Dube

Authors Leaving Pronoun: How to Choose a Distributor

On November 6th, the Macmillan owned Pronoun announced that they are shutting down their…

By Monica Dube

Frankfurt Book Fair As Indie Author – Should you go?

Are you interested in attending a book fair as indie author? Should you attend…

By Monica Dube

Everything about exclusive distribution: definition and examples

Going wide or KDP only? Today’s article is covering exclusive distribution definition, examples and…

By Monica Dube

What Is an Audiobook? – Choose the Best Service

The Canadian company Rakuten Kobo finally offers audio content worldwide. They now appear as…

By Monica Dube

Ebook Pricing for a Foreign Market – Eurozone and Eastern Europe

It is always exciting to read and write about faraway lands and cultures. But…

By Monica Dube

What’s the Best Ebook Publishing Platform for You

Self-publishing is on the rise, especially in countries where English is a primary or…

By Ramona Tanay

Google Has Invested in PublishDrive Through its Launchpad Accelerator Program

PublishDrive is one of the inspiring group of startups that is going to Google…

By Kinga Jentetics

Five Reasons to Self-Publish

When I started writing fiction, I assumed that there is not a single writer…

By Monica Dube

Coverage of London Book Fair 2017

Book fairs play a vital role in publishing and allow publishers, authors, industry professionals…

By Kinga Jentetics

How Self-Publishing Works in India

There’s a lot of innovation and experimentation happening in the Indian book publishing…

By Ramona Tanay

Sales analytics in PublishDrive

We have new, detailed sales analytics in PublishDrive! Our objective is to increase your…

By Kinga Jentetics

Negotiating techniques for publishers

If you do business in the publishing industry, you have to develop your own…

By Kinga Jentetics

Ebook Pricing Guide for Different Markets

When selling your book online, it's important to know about different ebook pricing business…

By Ramona Tanay

PublishDrive CEO in panel about self-publishing at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

Book fairs are the gathering points of book industry professionals such as investor events…

By Kinga Jentetics

IPG UK Quarterly Event by PublishDrive

Publishing industry is centered in London and New York where you can be in…

By Monica Dube

New market segment drives ebook sales globally

Publishers and authors are getting more independent and strong-minded about looking for new ways…

By Kinga Jentetics