i am planning to set-up one e-publishing company in india- tamilnadu. But i don't have any experience in that field. But i have people resource in that particular field. If anyone able to help. Please!!!+23 Other Responses
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new york state has become the epicenter of a major transformation in the $7 billion textbook industry that threatens the preeminence of publishing behemoths like pearson. Although few large companies have had a monopoly on textbooks for decades, lately districts have started moving away from printed texts. The new common core state standards in math and english are accelerating the trend.
Small nonprofits, education technology startups, and companies that have never dabbled in producing educational content are stepping up to create learning apps and even full curricula that schools can use in addition to or in place of their old textbooks. New york has been the most prominent state to toss aside the old business model of relying on textbooks printed by the publishing giants. When it sought proposals for companies to create a statewide curriculum that matched the new standards, a key requirement was that any bidder had to offer the materials free online.
In response, companies such as pearson and houghton mifflin harcourt have been moving away from textbooks, instead quickly creating digital products.
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I am an author of 7 published "self-improvement" type books.
My background is as an attorney and a cpa, so i have an extensive business background.
Marketing efforts so far on the books has been mixed. I've been told quality of books is good, but the problem is it's hard to generate publicity.
My experience with pr firms has been mixed. Pr firms i've dealt with in the past want payment up front with no guaranty of success.
Would prefer to work with someone (probably a small or solo firm) that would be willing to accept share of sales they help generate. You generate publicity, i sell books. I sell books, you make money.
Can provide specifics in phone call if interested.+9 Other Responses
Looking to create a 750-1000 word article on the explosive growth of the self publishing industry, the current state, and where the industry is going.
Looking for influential bloggers who are writing about the space and or self publishers who have published ebooks and or have developed digital magazines.
Currently developing a digital magazine and am looking for influencers and or experts for the article and hopefully the also become regular contributors to our magazine...
I don't mind in article that has been already published on a blog already we can repurpose it since it will be published on a different venue...Inside our magazine which will be distributed on apple newsstand.
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