Merger in on-demand publishing world

It’s consolidation time in online self-publishing as AuthorHouse, one of the largest online self-publishing firms takes out iUniverse, based in Lincoln, Neb., for an undisclosed sum reports Paid Content, which goes on to say:

“The two are competing against competitors as and Amazon moved into self-publishing in April 2005 by acquiring BookSurge, and last month its CreateSpace unit launched an online books-on-demand service.”

Online self-publishing is a relatively new trend and already the players are centralizing, as the relentless price-comparison possible given the Internet accelerates the normal winnowing of players. But there are others. I blogged about my sister’s (positive) experience with Lightning Source.

Find other tips in this San Francisco Chronicle article by my former colleague Dan Fost.