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Delays in implementing copyright directive leaves writers unprotected as streaming services grow. New York libraries win ebook lending rights
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about The Boring but Important Things Authors Forget
Reader Magnets, Lead Magnet, Freebies. All words that get flung around the indie sphere a lot. But what do they mean? Why are they so useful and what sort of thing should you create anyway? These are the questions we will cover in today's post: The Ultimate Guide to Reader Magnets.
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.”
Prolific spammer Pearson Media Group boasts of their expertise and connections, but like much about the company, these claims ring false.
What the EU Copyright Directive (Article 17) means for indie authors, and Bologna Children's' Book Fair puts self-publishing centre stage.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Getting Book Reviews with Dale L. Roberts
Podcasting is popular business, many authors are taking up the mic and putting their voices out in the world to help them find readers, building up a platform and growing their confidence. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is launching a new book all about podcasting for indie authors. This is how to design a podcast show for indie authors.
My ALLi author guest this week is Mirinda Kossoff, who grew up in the small town of Danville, Virginia. And all she ever thought about during her childhood was to get out of Danville and begin a life of adventure and travel. She did that, until her father's suicide brought her full circle, back to Virginia, to rediscover her father, who had converted from Judaism to fit in with Southern culture. She not only learned about her dad's demons, but discovered many truths about herself, too, when she wrote her book, called The Rope of Life.
In this session ALLi Director and poet Orna Ross interviews poet Emma Blas about launching a second poetry collection, putting into practice what she learned from her first publication. The interview covers the things Emma did that most moved the needle on her sales. From recruiting an ARC group to doing a blog tour, from setting up a newsletter and social media to expanding formats and formats and sales channels, some things worked, others didn’t. Most of all, Emma talks about the importance of trusting the ebb and flow of creativity.
Money is often seen as a dirty word, but that needs to change. If you want a creative career, then you need to get comfortable with money and improving your money mindset. Which brings me to ALLi Director, Orna Ross's next workshop for patrons, which runs tomorrow evening at 5pm UK time, is "Money Mindset: From Business Block to Money Flow"
AuthorSHARE will pay royalties to authors for sales of second hand books. Amazon faces antitrust lawsuit over marketplace.