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Looking Back: A recap on ALLi’s 2014

It’s been quite a year for all of us at ALLi – and as we take time out for the holidays, it’s also a good excuse to take stock of the past year, before 2014 becomes 2015. Opening up to Indie Authors APRIL 2014: This was ALLi’s second anniversary, and over at the London Book […]

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Smashwords Commended by ALLi’s Author Service Award 2014

In today’s Opinion slot,  Giacomo Giammatteo of our Watchdog team, fresh from updating ALLi’s guide book Choosing A Self-Publishing Service, pays tribute to Smashwords, which has just been awarded ALLi’s Author Service Award 2014. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’ll come right out and say it – the publishing world is in an obvious state […]

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Partnering Digital Sales with Indie Stores by Mark Lefebvre (Director of Kobo Writing Life & Author Relations)

I have been a bookseller since 1992. I joined Kobo in October 2011, after having worked in online bookselling, academic bookselling, big box retailer bookselling and small neighborhood stores. Over the past couple of decades I have had the privilege of doing something that booksellers do better than anyone else on this planet. Hand-selling books. […]

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Taking Goodreads to the Next Level by Patrick Brown (Director of Author Marketing, Goodreads)

You’ve successfully set up your Goodreads author profile and shelved your favorite books – now what do you do to get readers to pay attention to your own book? Every year, the publishing industry releases 300,000 new books and self-published authors release an additional 300,000. It comes as no surprise that discoverability is the biggest […]

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Publishing Outside the eBox by Amy Edelman from IndieReader

Everyone knows that e-publishing has been good to self published authors.  In fact, if weren’t for Amazon and Kindle, the indie revolution as we know it might have never happened. But happened it did, and to an extent that no one had ever imagined: over 391,000 books self-pubbed just last year (a 58% increase from 2011), with […]

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