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On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about What the Only Fans Ban means for Indie Authors with Dan Holloway
Fintech company Intuit buys Mailchimp for £12bn. Amazon updates Kindle software. Joanna Penn celebrates 10 years as full time indie.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Should authors censor themselves?
The moment you receive an email from a publisher or licenser pitching you for a potential rights deal, is an exciting moment. But there are also lots of scammers in the world, many of whom will try to scam rights, money and your sanity from you. That said, there are also many genuine publishers and licensers out there who really do want to partner with you. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team looks at what you should do when you're approached by an overseas publisher.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Phil Simon, who has written a number of books on collaboration. We all know that self-publishing is a misleading term because most self-publishers work collaboratively with editors, designers, marketers, and other specialists to produce a book. Phil not only writes about collaboration, but practices it in the way he publishes.
In this episode: the indie author business cycle. All businesses go through a life cycle and in this #AskALLi Advanced Podcast Orna Ross and Joanna Penn consider the three stages of the author-publisher business cycle. Highlighting the main goals, challenges and opportunities of each stage, they offer their top tips for taking your publishing business from startup through growth to maturity.
The most vital obligation a publisher has is to provide timely and accurate statements, and to pay royalties without delay. The Watchdog Desk has received multiple complaints about late or missing statements from Adelaide Books. In several instances, authors stated that no payment was ever received.
Salman Rushdie is to publish his next book as a serial on Substack. DigitalBookWorld's upcoming programme focuses on audio and AI, with the inevitable session on NFTs.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How many books do you need to sell to be a full-time author?
The lack of diversity in publishing is a problem. It's an unfortunate truth, but racism, discrimination, ableism and prejudice still tarnish the publishing industry. Today, the Alliance of Independent Author's AskALLi team alongside Eliana West, look at some of the issues in the industry and common mistakes authors make, as well as how you can avoid making them. This is inclusivity in indie publishing: a guide for authors.
The voice interactive storytelling technology powering Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can transform an audiobook into a two-way conversation between the narrator and the listener. Chatables is pioneering a new type of conversational storytelling that uses voice technology to engage story lovers in exciting new ways. Amy Stapleton describes the market, the opportunities for authors, and how you can easily get your stories published on voice assistants.
Publishers sue Audible for up to 5 years missing royalties over lack of returns transparency in Audiblegate latest. Frankfurt loses major exhibitors for its in-person book fair while publishers seem to be thriving without the book fair merry-go-round. Only Fans reverses content crackdown raising questions over the relation between platforms and payment partners.