It’s less than a month until what will be my third 100 kilometre ultramarathon. I have had a terrible year for training, drifting from injury to virus and back again. Of late, my injuries have been so many I have taken to doing my actual aerobic training on a rowing machine, pretty much resting my […]
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One of the things I love so much about being an indie is the tendency to end up in places you never imagined seeing yourself – whether that’s literally or metaphorically. Because as an indie, you have a certain openness to saying yes to opportunities and seeing where they lead. This week found me led […]
If your ebooks have been Amazon exclusives, should you consider going wider? Susan Kaye Quinn helps you decide.
This week my head hurts in a good way. I have spent most of the week thinking about “the future” as an abstract concept, in preparation for a talk I’m giving on disability in the workplace. We don’t spend enough time thinking about the future. And yet as indies that is one of the freedoms […]
Dan Holloway sets the record straight about the real news on ebooks and print books, cutting through widespread misreporting.
I spent the weekend imbibing the indie spirit (along with copious quantities of suitably rough coffee) at the fabulous Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival (Whence the photos used here). I was involved in three of the panels – poetry readings, writing about disability, and creativity. Most mainstream festivals would struggle to cover one of those bases […]
Each month, Orna Ross, ALLi Director, invites a special guest into the indie author hot seat to answer ALLi Members’ self-publishing questions. This month’s special guest is ALLi Member Paul Teague. Paul hosts the Self-Publishing Journeys Podcast which features discussions with other indie authors who talk about their approaches for self-publishing and reaching readers using inventive strategies that […]
Beginning in the last half of 2016, many indie authors reported sharp declines in their Amazon sales. Some wonder if a global slump in sales could be to blame, while others point to the rise of Amazon’s imprints as a possible cause. More than a possible cause: I’ve heard authors express absolute certainty that Amazon […]
4 top tips gained from Amazon’s Marketing Academy – valuable information for any indie author
The first week in April is brought to you by a question. There is a very specific and very newsworthy reason for the question, but it is one that should be on our lips anyway. It’s one that was particularly brought home to me this week as I watched my dear friend and sometime partner […]