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October 2017

Lulu sponsors Reader’s Digest 100 word short story competition

rd-logoLulu.com is delighted to have joined forces with Reader’s Digest to support this annual prestigious 100 word writing competition. For the first time in the history of this competition the winners and the runner-ups will be published in a special anthology, meaning even more people will have the opportunity to read the winning stories.

Reader’s Digest will also be giving the authors of the winning stories the chance to write longer versions of their entries to be showcased in the book, due to go on sale in 2018.

In addition, the winner of the adult category will receive £1,000 cash and two runner ups will receive £250 each. There is also additional goodies to win for the 12 and under 12 winners.

Competition details and how to enter can be found at  readersdigest.co.uk/100-word-story-competition  and all entries must be submitted by 5pm on February 19.

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Indie Publishing continues on the rise in 2017

Taken from the UKSG Article 10th October 2017, Self-Publishing Isbn’s

Since 2011, International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) for self-published titles have climbed 218.33%, according to the latest report, ‘Self-Publishing in the United States, 2011-2016’, from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. A total of 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2016; in 2011, that number was 247,210.

This new study from Bowker highlights the latest self-publishing trends in print and e-book formats. For 2016 vs 2015, the numbers indicate a continuing growth trend for print (+11%), though at a slower rate than a year ago (+34%). E-books show a slight decline in the number of title registrations (-3%), but this is a significantly smaller decrease than the prior year (-11%).

The report also indicates that the self-publishing industry is dominated by three service providers (of which Lulu is ranked in the top three) which, combined, account for over 84% of all print and e-book titles published last year.

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