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After months of adding services for self-publishing authors to its ISBN platform, Bowker has taken the next step in offering information and services for independent authors.
The book industry data and services provider has launched SelfPublishedAuthor.com, an information, advice and resources portal with information on self-publishing books and ebooks.
In February, Bowker partnered with DCL and Vook to offer its customers who purchased ISBN numbers ebook production and distribution options. In May, Bowker teamed up with book publicity firm Smith Publicity to offer public relations services.
The new site seems to be a culmination of Bowker’s strategy to enter the self-publishing market. SelfPublishedAuthor.com features blog posts with advice for authors as well as a self-publishing checklist, which includes links to Bowker-owned services, like ISBN purchasing, as well as Bowker-affiliated services, like ebook distribution from Vook.