Publishing-Industry (104)

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

How does Kindle Unlimited work for authors?

KDP Select/Amazon KU vs Going Wide Choosing the right publishing route can be intimidating.

By Monica Dube

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

Ingram: Sell Online Print-On-Demand Books  

Ingram is a major book distribution company specializing in print, selling in over 39,000…

By Sarah Yoo

9 Best Audiobook Services and Publishing Companies

Audiobook is the fastest-growing online segment in publishing. With one in five people in…

By Sarah Yoo

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

Your Guide on How to Self-Publish a Book Want to learn how to self-publish…

By Sarah Yoo

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

[Webinar Recap] How to Increase Book Sales with PublishDrive

Digital book sales increased by 69% in 2020, achieved by indies selling and promoting…

By Sarah Yoo

Book Publishing Innovation in Q3 2020: PublishDrive’s New Features

For most businesses, innovation has taken a backseat in 2020 due to the effects…

By Kinga Jentetics

Increase Your Royalties by Selling Books Internationally

2020 has been a challenging year. Fortunately for digital publishing, it’s a lucrative time.

By Sarah Yoo

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 Kinga Jentetics

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

Publishing on Scribd: For Authors

“Our mission is to change how the world reads.” This is the business objective…

By Dalma Szentpály

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

International Book Publishing: Sell Beyond Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

If you’re looking for other ways to sell books online other than Amazon, go…

By Sarah Yoo

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

How Print-On-Demand Works – Get The Best Service

Print-on-demand services are estimated to be $150 billion dollars by 2022 (Gen Z loves…

By Kinga Jentetics

How To Publish An Audiobook

One in five people in the US listens to top audiobooks. That’s impressive, right?…

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 Kinga Jentetics

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

How to Publish an Anthology

In the Future of Publishing panel at 20Booksto50k (one of the major self-publishing industry…

By Dalma Szentpály

Indie Authors: Expand Your Library Distribution with Hoopla!

Are you currently distributing to the library market but want to reach even more…

By Monica Dube

Sell more books with the Dreame reading app through PublishDrive

As self-publishing evolves, more opportunities appear every day for indie authors to make…

By Monica Dube

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

How to Sell Books on Google Play in 2021

If you have been thinking about publishing your ebook on Google Play, this guide…

By Monica Dube

Moving Your Books to PublishDrive from Another Self-Publishing Platform or Aggregator

So you’ve decided to move your books to PublishDrive from another self-publishing platform -…

By Monica Dube

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

Sell Walmart Ebooks: Everything You Need to Know

Walmart is one of the largest and most well-known retailers worldwide, and they recently…

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

How to Co-Author a Book: Top 5 Methods to Share the Workload

Whether you’re a bestselling author with a large back list or a debut author,…

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

10 Essential Tips to Become a Successful Co-Author

Whether you are a bestselling author with a large backlist or a debut author,…

By Kinga Jentetics

PublishDrive’s Abacus for Co-Authors Solves Royalty Splitting Hassles for KDP Books and More

After releasing our Team Royalties feature a few months ago, we received some very…

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

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing - How to Self Publish a Book in 2020

What's the difference between traditional and self-publishing? We explore the pros and cons of…

By Ramona Tanay

Publishing Poetry in 2018: Trends, Tips, and Tricks

“I was broke. I was a student and I published Milk and Honey with…

By Dalma Szentpály

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

What Are the Different Types of Copyright?

Today’s article is on a more serious subject: different types of copyright. We have…

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

Other Disruptors: New Ways of Distribution, VR and Royalty Share

This is the third, final part of our series focused on industry disruptors. The…

By Monica Dube

Blockchain: A Technology Publishers Have Never Heard of is Here to Disrupt the Industry

(This article was written in anticipation of the ALLi organized session at Frankfurt Book…

By Monica Dube

How Can Writers And Publishers Utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Putting aside the constant scare of whether robots will soon take our jobs –…

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

6 Facts About Publishing on Google Play Books

Although ‘books’ are not the first thing that comes to mind when I hear…

By Kinga Jentetics

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

Pitfalls of Ebook Licensing Agreements

Signing a contract and finding the right deal could be difficult if you are…

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

Amazon Ebooks Market Share 2019-2020

(This article was updated in March 2021 with recent data. Outdated links have been…

By Kinga Jentetics

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