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For the next edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we're back for another regional spotlight. To read the rest, you can visit: Asia here, Middle East Arab markets here, Ibero-America here. Today, Mark is focusing on the global Asia-Pacific market.
Covid hasn't lowered book sales but people have bought from Amazon not bookstores; Amazon in Sweden; Audio white paper at Frankfurt.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about What is Publishing Success?. This was an open chat with no guest.
Leaders around the world have told us that we are in the middle of the health crisis induced by COVID-19, coronavirus, and we are all now facing into its implications. Most of us, we are told, can expect nothing worse than a week in bed with flu-like symptoms, but some of us are greatly vulnerable. We at ALLi want to wish you and your loved ones wellness and recovery. Your health and wellbeing is what’s most important at this time. Stay as safe as you can.
The term “authenticity” is banded around a lot when it comes to marketing. But what does it mean and how do you “do it”? Well, that’s what the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team aims to answer today. With deep thanks for the contributions from members and partners. In particular, Connor Whiteley, A.G. Billig and partner member Karen Ferreira.
For the fourth edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we take a break from our regional spotlights (Asia here, Middle East Arab markets here, Ibero-America here, though Mark will be back with more next week!) to focus on the global English-language markets.
Brandon Anderson's $5.8m Kickstarter makes waves, James Daunt reflects on Barnes & Noble post Covid, and Wattpad advises users to change password.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Generating Book Ideas. This was an open chat with no guest.
Below is a statement from the Alliance of Independent Authors regarding author in-store bulk purchases and Mark Dawson’s bulk self-purchase of The Cleaner.
The following is an excerpt from ALLi’s new guidebook, 150 Self-Publishing Questions Answered: ALLi’s Writing, Publishing, and Book Marketing Tips for Authors and Poets, written by ALLi’s Outreach Manager M.L. Ronn (Michael La Ronn). In this section, Michael tackles how to distribute and manage your e-Bbook at retailers like Amazon and Google Play, how to make your book free, and more. Read this post to get a taste of the book, or listen to the audiobook excerpt narrated by Michael.
My guest this week is Dave Tamanini, who at the age of 72, has spent a lifetime studying relationships. That is, relationships between races and genders as a civil rights enforcer, and relationships between family members as a lawyer working in family courts. After retirement, he found the perfect way to unite all these studies into one book about a slave during the Salem Witch trials. We'll talk about that book in a moment, but first a little more about Dave Tamanini.