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Audiobooks double digit growth in UK for 7th year running, DeepZen seeks your thoughts on artificial intelligence and audiobook narration
Writers are good with words, but when it comes to contracts, they're big, long documents with loads of legal jargon. Not words we would use in flowing prose or fantasy descriptions. And yet, contracts are often a part of our working life as we license rights, sign deals, become hybrid etc. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors, welcomes Kathryn Goldman who has kindly created a contracts for creatives glossary.
As 2021 draws to a close, many of us start to look to 2022. Planners get purchased, memberships renewed, goals refreshed. If you're looking to the future, then today's post might help. We've outlined all the ways in which the Alliance of Independent Authors can help you during 2022. Here are ALLi's top tools and resources.
Dan Holloway reports from the Futurebook conference, and the future belongs to audio. Also, Spotify buys Findaway in a potential audiobook game-changer.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Self-Publishing Red Flags
At Futurebook 2021 audiobook subscription was a big focus, with large publishers seeing it as a threat while many saw it as a boon for consumers.
The end of November is always a frenzy of shopping as Black Friday and Cyber Monday reappear for an annual dose of internet bargains. But those bargains are aimed at the general population, and over here we rather fancy a bargain or three for writers. That's why The Alliance of Independent Authors Partner members have offered a stack of generous deals for writers on all sorts of awesome tools, services and more. There's something for every writer in this Black Friday and Cyber Monday ALLi Partner Discounts for writers. With thanks to all the ALLi partners who have provided a discount.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Denise Baden, who sponsors climate fiction contests, but is continuously in search of green stories of a different color, an optimistic one rather than the usual dystopian visions of the future. Denise has a background in psychology, and she's convinced that if you show readers an optimistic scenario, they're more likely to work to make it come true. Those optimistic books are so rare, in fact, that she decided to write one herself.
In this episode: lean publishing for beginner authors. If you’re an author who writes for pleasure, you can write for yourself but if you’re an indie author, you're also a publisher, and so your book(s) must also please readers. Lean publishing is one way of achieving that, using social media or other methods to publish a book-in-progress and, based on reader feedback and digital metrics, improve its chances of success as you write.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Is it too early to plan for 2022?
Spotify buys audiobook distributor Findaway. What does that mean for indie writers and the wider audiobook landscape?
All year round there are birthdays and festivals, celebrations and national days, theme days and religious celebrations, breaks and holidays and a thousand other opportunities to give gifts to the writers in your life. But what on earth do you give them? It's with deep thanks to the Alliance of Independent Authors members today that we bring you a post full of ideas for gifts for the writers in your life.