NISO Webinar: Fragmented Publishing: The Implications of Self-Publishing

NISO Webinar: Fragmented Publishing: The Implications of Self-Publishing

Date: June 11, 2014

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

Event webpage:



In the six years from 2006 to 2012, the number of self-published books grew
an astounding 270% to more than 235,000, almost as many as were published
“traditionally.” The easy access to publication tools and distribution
mechanisms has ushered in a new era of how content is created and
disseminated. No longer do authors need to work through a publisher to have
their content accepted, processed, and distributed. The impacts of this
revolution in publishing extend well beyond what used to be called “vanity
publishing.” A variety of best-selling books in recent years have come out
from successful self-publishers sharing their tips on how others can follow
in their footsteps.

How can publishers capitalize on this author independence? How do libraries
incorporate self-published works into their acquisition processes? When
there is no publisher reputation behind a title, how does a library or user
separate the wheat from the chaff? NISO’s June 11 webinar, Fragmented
Publishing: The Implications of Self-Publishing, will explore these issues
and the impacts of the self-publishing movement on both publishers and


. When Authors Assume Their Own Risk – Laura Dawson, Product Manager
for Identifiers, Bowker

. Self-Publishing with Smashwords – Mark Coker, Founder, CEO and
Chief Author Advocate, Smashwords

. Helping Libraries Help Themselves: The Library Publishing Toolkit
– Allison Brown, Editor & Production Manager, Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern on June 14, 2014 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available
for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance
(LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not
need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive
the login information. Members are listed here:
. If you
would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as
part of membership, information on joining is listed here: All webinar registrants and LSA
webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information: