We're taking a podcast break during the month of August, so instead we'll bring you what we've covered in so far on our 2021 Member Q&A Podcast with Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn. 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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What’s the Best Way to Gather Reviews for my Book?
Other questions in this January 2021 Member Q&A Podcast include:
- How do I improve my writing craft?
- What’s the best way to self-publish literary fiction?
- I’d like to donate profits of my book to a nonprofit. What should I be thinking about as I explore this?
- What service should I use to create my website and blog?
Why Do I Need an Author Website?
Other questions in this February 2021 Member Q&A Podcast include:
- Will IngramSpark promotion for ALLi members continue in 2021
- Do I need liability insurance as an author?
- Is it worth translating my print books?
- What are the benefits of establishing a publishing company?
Surefire Book Launch Tips and How to Supercharge Your Sales
Other questions in this March 2021 Member Q&A Podcast include:
- Where can I find ALLi’s Watchdog list of service providers?
- How do I vet a service provider that may not be listed in the directory?
- Is it worth entering my book for the London Book Fair Showcase in 2021?
- Does ALLi offer discounts for various worldwide conferences?
- If I translate my book into a foreign language, who owns the copyright?
- What numbers matter the most to rights buyers when authors sell subsidiary rights?
Which eBook Aggregator is Best?
Other questions in this April 2021 Member Q&A Podcast include:
- If I commission an artist to illustrate scenes from my book as a giveaway for fans, who owns the copyright: me or the illustrator?
- Help! My publisher returned my book rights to me and I don’t know what to do next.
- What is the best way to republish a book?
- Should I format my own manuscript?
Do I Need Sample Edits for my Book?
Other questions in this May 2021 Member Q&A Podcast include:
- Can I use someone else’s trademark in my book title?
- When I commission artwork, does the copyright belong to me or the artist?
- How can I design and format a book cover ready for printing? Or would a printer do that?
- How do I submit a book to IngramSpark without having to pay any fees?
What’s the Best Way to Keep in Touch With My Readers?
Other questions in this June 2021 Member Q&A Podcast include:
- Do editors charge different rates for non-native English speakers?
- Does Barnes & Noble Press allow full control of copyright?
- How much can you change in your book before it becomes a second edition?
- Where can I find ALLi’s Contest Database?
- Should I take my book out of KDP Select after the first 90 days?
How Do I Protect My Book From Pirates?
Other questions in this July 2021 Member Q&A Podcast include:
- What are recommended WordPress themes for my author website?
- Who is the best self-publishing aggregator?
- Does ALLi recommend BookBaby?
- And a new scam that a member wants other ALLi members to be aware of.