5Ws Magazine One - Page 5

Welcome... Who are we and Why is this Magazine free? OK, enough with the funny font and on to the important info. U P Publications started in 2003, printing magazines. In 2007, we began publishing books. As we are a family business and are not vanity publishers, we have been privileged to work with a huge variety of authors covering wildly diverse topics. Because we also meet and mix with authors and marketers from other publishing houses as well as authors who are proud to self-publish, we have noticed that not only is finding the ‘perfect read’ getting harder for readers – it is also hard for an author to get noticed. Online book shops are often so huge they are overwhelming. Amazon, for example, lists over 20 million books. Most authors stand or fall on ‘search engine accessibility’ – but who can afford to belong to 15 websites all offering to promote books to thousands of other authors? Do you ever look on multi-author websites for books to read? Do you find goodreads.com (as one of the best), easy to use? Do you ever feel that Amazon isn’t offering you quite what you are looking for, when all you want to do is browse for something new and different? As a reader, I do. As a publisher, I hope that this magazine will offer a solution – but I don’t want this to be just about our books – you can just go to our website for that. I would like this magazine to be for any publisher or writer and for every reader...