If you've hung around the Alliance of Independent Authors for any amount of time, you've likely heard the term "creative self-publishing". Today, with the launch of the second edition of Orna's book Creative Self-publishing, we dive into ten stories of creative self-publishers, the breadth and range of which is astonishing.
My ALLi author guest this week is Tom Evans, a former BBC sound engineer who discovered that he could do much more than manipulate music and vocals. He can try to reverse-engineer the brain and figure out how to tap into creativity itself. The result was an indie publishing career that covers everything from hypnotherapy to metaphysics to fiction about the end of the world. And all with a cosmic soundtrack. I'll let the author and composer tell you the rest.
Draft2Digital vs Smashwords vs StreetLib vs PublishDrive: Which eBook aggregator is best? Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director Orna Ross, and this month…
The value of subscription reading platforms shown as Patreon raises $155 valuing it at $4bn while Radish sells for $354m.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Selling from an author website with Nate Hoffelder
This post marks the first in what will be a series of update post combining the most important news and information as the campaign progresses.
Despite skepticism in some quarters, book publishing subscriptions look like they're becoming the next big thing in publishing. Subscriptions allow publishers to build direct relationships with readers, create new offerings based on consumption data, and build a steady, recurring revenue stream.
ALLi's Watchdog Desk contrasts ACX and Audible with six rival audiobook distribution services — Author's Republic, Findaway Voices, Kobo Writing Life, Lantern, PublishDrive, and Soundwise — to explore options for authors who wish to reach a wider audience beyond Amazon's walls.
No decision on how London Book Fair will go ahead, more price fixing claims against Amazon; and Maryland libraries win first step in ebook case.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Show Don't Tell with Louise Harnby
We all know that having our books in a library is a good thing. More readers, a segment of readership we don't always reach, and income. But how do you even get your books into a library and how does their distribution system work? These are questions we answer today in our post how library distribution works for indie authors.
My ALLi author guest this week is Lynda Hilburn, a psychotherapist by day and a paranormal fiction author by night. Lynda overcame a rough childhood and went through a musician phase before she found her voice as an author. Traditionally published at first, Lynda discovered that true freedom can be found through publishing her own stories her own way.