Innovative Publishing Platform Empowers Entrepreneurial Authors with Access to New Services

CHARLESTON, SC – May 26, 2016 – Bublish—the world’s first complete publishing platform with integrated branding, marketing and discoverability features—today announced the launch of their new Author Services Portal. The portal offers a wide array of editorial, design and marketing services to empower entrepreneurial authors. (Read entire press release)


BUBLISH – IT'S FOR READERS WHO WANT TO KNOW MORE

BQB Publishing recently wrote a blog post about Bublish: "Have you ever read a chapter in a book that absolutely wowed you? Maybe it was a soulful reconciliation between sisters? Maybe an action scene where the car’s screeching tires seemed to race out of the binding? Or maybe a romantic first kiss saturated with anticipation? If you’ve ever wondered how the author came up with such brilliancy,Bublish.com is the place to go." (Read the entire article.)


BRING AUTHORS INTO YOUR LITERATURE CLASSROOM TO TRULY MAKE READING FUN

Bublish partner Edmodo asked teacher Laura Murphy to share about her experience conducting Author Chats in her classroom with the assistance of Bublish and Edmodo. Laura writes: "As an experiment, I started implementing Author Chats, an educational app created by Bublish, to reinvigorate the way they experience literature. Essentially, it’s a virtual, interactive experience with book authors and creates an authentic learning opportunity—one that’s collaborative and sometimes international! With Author Chats, I’ve introduced my students to authors from South Africa, Canada, England, California, and Colorado." (Read an excerpt or the entire article.)


BUBLISH SELECTED TO PITCH AOL CO-FOUNDER STEVE CASE

Bublish was one of eight Charleston startups that competed for a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case during his Rise of the Rest Tour. (Read the article and see photos.)


SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE: BUBLISH & EDMODO PARTNER FOR AUTHOR CONNECT APP

CHARLESTON, SC & SAN MATEO, CAMarch 31, 2015 — Bublish and Edmodo provide live connection with authors around the world with a partnership that reinvigorates the literature learning experience. Read the press release and more.


LOCAL AUTHOR RELEASES

FIRST NOVEL SET IN CHARLESTON

Charleston-based author Amy Cross Hile debut novel is now available on Amazon and Kobo. Hile has been assisted in her publishing journey by Bublish. Read more.


BUBLISH CLOSES PRIVATE

ROUND OF FUNDING

Investment Elevates Award-Winning Publishing Technology Company To New Heights

JULY 16, 2014 – CHARLESTON, SC - Bublish — the only cloud-based platform that provides a complete social marketing solution for today’s business-savvy authors — has raised an investment of $300,000 from a private investor. This brings the total capital raised by this two-year-old publishing technology company to $390,000.

Bublish fills the marketing void experienced by today’s traditional, hybrid and self-published authors and small publishers with an option of two dashboards that offer book promotion tools, metrics and resources. (Read more…)


HUFFINGTON POST COVERS BUBLISH IN BOOK EXPO AMERICA CONFERENCE WRAP-UP

June 4, 2014 – Huffington Post Reporter Michael Glitz wrote about his discoveries at BEA's recent show in New York City. He was so intrigued with Bublish that he wrote the following: SOCIAL MEDIA SOCIAL MEDIA SOCIAL MEDIA – You might think doing a tweet means you've got a social media campaign. You'd be wrong. Every facet of the business was working to figure out the best way to break through the noise of hundreds of thousands of books that come out every year and become one of the lucky few that turns into a bestseller. And that's just books — they're also competing with TV and music and movies and video games and sports and just about everything else you can name. Naturally, companies are there to help, from specialists in a particular area to tech companies that can make it easier for publishers and authors to get the word out. One such company is Bublish. Readers can sign up and browse their website, but it's not really about creating a space that becomes popular. For Bublish, the main focus is on authors and publishers, giving them the tools they need to get the word out on their books. That doesn't begin when the book comes out… in fact, it often starts when the book is still being written. Authors stay engaged with fans by asking them which title they like, which cover, maybe raffle off the chance to name a minor character, share chapters as they're being written and so on and so forth. Bublish was founded by Kathy Ann Meis to assist authors and publishers every step of the way. Sounds simple, but trying to come up with a way to allow a usually tech-phobic author to pull anything from a paragraph to a chapter or more from their work (or work-in-progress) and post it on Bublish and thus various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is daunting indeed… especially when every publishing platform tends to have their own quirks rather than sticking to an industry standard. Interestingly, Bublish also gives a "dashboard" where authors and publishers or any client can track metrics and see which posting is succeeding and why — are book excerpts more popular on Facebook than Twitter; did the cover image get shared more than the title when it was announced; and so on. With so much info hidden behind the walled garden of Amazon, everyone is hungry for cold hard facts.


THE EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT PUBLISHES

GUEST BLOG POST

June 3, 2014 – Read insights from Bublish Founder Kathy Meis as she writes about "Who Needs A Brand Name?"


BUBLISH JOINS PUBLISHING LUMINARIES FOR BOOK EXPO AMERICA’S AUTHOR HUB LAUNCH AND uPUBLISHU 

Perpetual Early Adopter Pricing of Bublish’s Authorpreneur Dashboard Offered at BEA

MAY 28, 2014 – BOOK EXPO AMERICA CONFERENCE, JAVITS CENTER – NEW YORK, NY & CHARLESTON, SCBublish — the only cloud-based platform providing a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution for today’s business-savvy authors — is exhibiting at this year’s Book Expo America. Conference attendees will want to connect with Bublish Founder Kathy Meis at various BEA events and sessions as she shares her passion and keen insights for building author brands and book marketing success. (Read more…)


SILICON HARBOR MAGAZINE WRITES ABOUT

AUTHORPRENEUR DASHBOARD LAUNCH

May 14, 2014 - Silicon Harbor Magazine reporter Angela Raimondo covered the authorpreneur dashboard launch. She writes: "What happens when authors and entrepreneurism merge into one? They become “authorpreneurs,” who have blended writing with selling in order to become successful authors. Here to support this hybrid is Charleston startup Bublish—the only cloud-based platform that provides a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution for independent authors. With today’s crowded book marketplace, this platform couldn’t have come at a better time." (Read more…)


BUBLISH LAUNCHES NEW SUBSCRIPTION-BASED

MARKETING SUITE FOR AUTHORS

Being an Independent Author Just Got Easier With Powerful Social Marketing Tools for Brand Building

APRIL 17, 2014 – PUBSMART CONFERENCE – CHARLESTON, SC – Bublish – the only cloud-based platform providing a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution for independent authors’ – today announced the beta launch of its new subscription-based marketing suite to help authors find, engage and grow their audience. Bublish is meeting the brand building and marketing needs of today’s business savvy independent authors around the globe. The authorpreneur dashboard special “early adopter” pricing is available for a limited time at 60 percent off the standard rate. (Read more…)