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On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How important is a Cover for a Book?
People borrowed half a billion times from Overdrive's catalogue last year. Is Spotify set to advertise in your audiobook?
Alliance of Independent Authors reply to UK government consultation on authors, artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP), recommends easy access to data, but within a clear licensing, copyright and IP framework that fosters the development of AI and its use in publishing by author-publishers and third-party publishers, while not diluting the existing rights of authors as creators and copyright holders.
Every author wants to sell more books and reach more readers. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors is examining a new infographic about world reading habits from Global English Editing. The infographic gives us vital information about how readers are reading, today, and what readers want from writers in 2022.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Peter Turnham, who has dyslexia, which means that he has difficulty reading and interpreting words. It seems like an unlikely condition for a writer. But Peter has spent his life proving that he can overcome any obstacle. Peter says the odds of him becoming a writer were about as great as climbing Mount Everest. But I'll let Peter tell the story of how and why he climbed to the peak, anyway.
On today's Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast: Your author business plan for 2022. To succeed as a working indie author, you must write and publish well, two complex skills which take years to learn. You must fulfill or exceed the expectations of your readers and followers, not just once, but again and again. And you must do all this at a profit, so that everyone—including you—gets properly paid. Having a good creative publishing plan makes all of this much easier.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about A New Year, a New You?
A $7.8m judgment against piracy site Kiss Library might not help authors actually get compensated. Amazon removes authors' books from KDP without warning, possibly because its overzealous bots have discovered pirated copies of the works elsewhere.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Self-Publishing in 2021
2021 in self-publishing saw Spotify buy Findaway, the rise of all you can eat subscription, NFTs and digital narration.
Orna Ross, novelist, poet and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors, runs an annual online creative planning workshop for indie authors and poets
The end of the year is almost upon us, and if you've hung around Alliance of Independent Authors blog for any amount of time, then you'll know we like to round up the best posts of the year. Today, we're bringing you a round up of the "Ultimate Guide" posts we brought you in 2021. It's time to review your business plans, examine your tools and think about 2022. These are the best Ultimate Guides for indie authors from 2021.