We’re taking a podcast break during the month of August, so instead we’ll bring you what we’ve covered in 2021 so far on our Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn. Below are some of the highlights, with links to the full podcasts, videos, and transcripts. We’ll return in September with new episodes.
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Planning Ahead for a Creative and Productive Year in Your Author Business
Planning ahead is an important step for your author business, enabling you to make decisions about what you want to focus on as well as make time to achieve your writing and financial goals.
Writing in an Age of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is rapidly moving into the realm of writing with natural language generation tools that encompass freelance writing and content creation, advertising and marketing copy, and creative works like novels and nonfiction books, poetry, and screenplays.
Indie Authors and Literary Prizes and Awards
In this #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explore the importance of literary prizes for self-publishing authors. As authors we may not like to see books competing with each other, but as publishers we have to admit that winning the right award can bring credibility, kudos and readers to a book and greatly strengthen an author’s platform.
Indie Authors and Book Publishing Subscriptions
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. But what do subscriptions mean for indie authors? How do we join the action and how will we be paid? And can we build our own subscription models?
How to do Book Research
Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry books, research is a skill you need to master if your work is to reach its full potential. In this #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast packed with book research tips, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explain why research is so important, how much you need, and how to know when to stop. From research of the memory and imagination at the beginning to writing appropriate credits and attributions at the end, they cover everything an indie author needs to know about book research.
Debunking Myths About Self-Publishing and Indie Authors
In this #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Advice podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross and author Joanna Penn explore the top ten myths about self-publishing and indie authors. Some people think all self-publishers are amateurs, that we can’t get our books into bookstores, that we never use trade publishers, that we can’t win prizes. Then there are the myths we believe, ourselves. “Authors can’t make money.”
The Nimble Advantage: Indie Authors in an Era of Accelerating Change
What is the “nimble advantage” for indie authors? Are you feeling overwhelmed or uncertain about your author business? Fed up with technology and constant change? In this overview of what’s changing for indie authors Orna Ross and Joanna Penn focus on the mindset we need to adopt and the practicalities we need to know, so we can surf the change and benefit, instead of drowning in it.