OK, we all know that the very best advertising for your books is the last book you wrote. But you can write the greatest book in the world and if no one knows it exists then no one is going to read it. Services and companies that tell devoted readers about your books are an […]
It’s a pleasure to welcome Giacomo Giammatteo back to the blog with a Watchdog guide to how to make more money for your self-published books via Apple, using its affiliate program and other ideas. Making More Money With Apple Apple makes it easy to earn a few extra bucks. Like many companies, they offer an affiliate […]
Sometimes it is hard to settle to the process of writing, says Writing Magazine creative writing tutor and indie author Sue Johnson. No matter how interested you are in the story you want to tell, or how keen to self-publish it, for various reasons you’re not in the right frame of mind to sit and […]
This month’s Ask ALLi is on Tuesday June 28th at 8pm GMT. ALLi Director Orna Ross, and Author Enterprise Advisor Joanna Penn, will be answering self-publishing questions from our ALLi Members during our Live Google Hangout Event.
Grace Wynter, American writer of women’s fiction and romance, sounds the rallying cry for indie authors to be a driving force within the publishing industry for greater diversity in books. Increasingly, members of the broader writing community are understanding that the publishing industry needs to do a better job of representing diverse voices. Even so, there […]
Award-winning English author Jane Davis shares her successful case study of using book promotion service BookBub to market her literary novels. Why BookBub? There’s little doubt about it, BookBub is the Holy Grail of ebook advertising. I have heard them talk about their huge successes in promoting romantic fiction and sci-fi, but I write literary […]
It’s not often that in a sales context I thank my lucky stars I am a performance poet! But there is one key area in which I have it very easy, and that is getting my books to my marketplace – I simply carry them with me in a backpack and sell them at the […]
Last month, I reviewed Pronoun, an intriguing, free, assisted self-publishing platform. I’m updating that review today with a significant new development: Macmillan has acquired Pronoun. Uncertainty, but optimism too The incursion of Big 5 publishers into the realm of self-publishing has rarely benefited indie authors. The long, ugly history of traditional publishers partnering with predatory […]
Like tennis elbow to a tennis player, RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) is an occupational hazard for any indie author who depends on the full use of his hands, wrists and arms to ply his trade. British writer John Allen shares his own RSI wake-up call and what he learned from the experience to fend off […]
Have you thought about enrolling in the Camp NaNoWriMo to help you stay focused and motivated during July? I’ve enrolled in this virtual summer camp, and plan on using the time to write a giveaway to help me build my mailing list.