In this episode of the Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast, we will answer ALLi members’ most pressing questions about the art and craft of self-publishing poetry books. Trish Hopkinson is a poet and literary arts advocate, Orna Ross is a poet and director of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Today, we're going to talk about Findaway Voices, an audiobook service that's an alternative to Audible, which is causing headaches for indie authors after the Audiblegate controversy. We'll also talk about something called social reading. And we'll look back on the legacy of Jeff Bezos at Amazon.
Audiblegate and Storytel have changed the audiobook landscape and what Facebook's Australian news ban means
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about What does being an Amazon Bestseller mean?
Most authors don't need to worry about libel. It’s rare for a novelist to be sued for libel. But there are occasions when libel can cause problems for authors. This post examines how to avoid libel and defamation as an author.
My ALLi author guest this week is Pete Fu. You may not have heard his name before, but if you're a fan of indie romance novels, you've probably come across at least one of his many pen names. Pete combines his writing talent with knowledge of the genre, and an instinct for marketing to create a wildly successful indie publishing career. And, through his company called Publishwide, he's helping other indie authors use the power of data to become more successful.
This is the third in a series of posts about the campaign known to self-publishing authors as #AudibleGate. ALLi would like to extend thanks to Colleen Cross for this post and for her work with the Fair Deal for Rights Holders and Narrators pressure group. Colleen's first post provides useful background before reading this more detailed post about one earnings category in particular. Here is a link to that post. This is the shocking truth behind audible subscription earnings.
Authors Sacha Black and Orna Ross look at what it means for authors to think long term. When you start out in indie publishing, it’s hard to think past the mountainous goal of just publishing your first book. But thinking long term is what transforms the ability to write words into a prosperous business.
The subscription model might be changing the industry in ways we hadn't thought, Amazon ebook antitrust case latest.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Getting Books into Bookstores with Debbie Young
Author resources have imploded over the years. There's fifty answers to every question, five different tech solutions and an array of experts to help. This is good news for Indies searching out answers and tools to help them in their creative businesses, but a little overwhelming. The Alliance of Independent Authors alone has a monumental list of resources at it's members disposal and many more open to the public. Below is ALLi's ultimate guide to indie author resources for 2021.
My ALLi author guest this week is Amy Rivers, who writes crime thrillers and mysteries that are very much based on real people and events. Amy's writing is infused with her lifelong curiosity over what makes people do the things they do, which can take her writing into very dark places. Although her books are fiction, they are never gratuitous or exploitative. Here's how Amy came to write her unique blend of reality-based fiction.