Reddit has announced it's holding an Initial Public Offering while Substackers can curate a “network” to recommend their subscribers. Reddit IPO update from ALLI.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is about giving your author site the best chance to reach the top of search engine listings. The goalposts are always changing. In this post, ALLi Partner Member Debbie Emmitt shares six easy tips you can put into action to improve your author website and maximise your chances of being noticed in 2024.
This week, Campaigns Manager Melissa Addey and Blog Editor Holly Greenland explore the role of ALLi’s ambassadors: who they are and what they do. From opening up awards to speaking at events and gathering facts and figures all around the world, the ambassadors are part of ALLi’s outreach, amplifying ALLi’s voice to authors everywhere. Ambassadors work with our campaigning efforts to understand what needs to be done to support indie authors and make it happen.
Sora delivers textbooks electronically to libraries. Now OpenAI’s Sora is a text to video platform causing security concerns.
Join us this year at the London Book Fair 2024, Stand 1F51, at the heart of the new Self-Publishing Zone, where the ALLi team and volunteers will be waiting to chat with you about all things indie publishing.
The Digital Services act is aimed at “very large online platforms.” The European Accessibility Act comes into force at the end of June 2025.
In the latest episode of the Creating Better Books podcast, Alli News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy interviews Brooke Gansemer, CEO and Publisher of BiblioKid Publishing. The discussion offers a look into the world of children's book publishing, providing practical advice for authors and illustrators. Gansemer's insights into the current state of children's literature and the importance of balancing quality and engagement in storytelling make this a valuable listen for those involved in children's book creation.
On Friday of last week, Findaway Voices by Spotify announced new terms and conditions that some have commented as being “rights grab”. Here is an update on Findaway Voices terms from ALLi's Watchdog Desk.
In today's post we'll be taking a look at Book Discovery platforms and how they can be used by indie authors as part of promotional activity. We'll look at the big hitters as well as the smaller platforms targeting specific groups or focused on offering book deals.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Victoria Goldman, an author of crime fiction who tried to go the traditional route, but her work was too difficult to categorize. So, she went indie, where her audience understands her unique voice. Part of that voice has to do with her Jewish identity and she writes with one eye on current events and the rise in antisemitism.
This week, the news has centred on lawsuits. Specifically it has centred on the lawsuits brought by creators in respect of copyright.