In this Self-Publishing Conference Highlight, Jeff Elkins discusses how to emotionally reach your readers. It's not enough to get a reader to pick up our books. We also have to reach them emotionally in order to keep them reading past the first chapter and to inspire them to tell their friends about our stories. The good news is, people are communal in nature. We are hard-wired to connect emotionally with one another, and authors can exploit that wiring with our storytelling by keeping our stories dialogue-centric.
Literary organizations are increasingly finding ways to ensure their programs recognize and celebrate a diverse range of voices and perspectives in literature. Not only does this benefit the entire book-loving community, but also importantly: these updates benefit authors, the people who are using their voices to share diverse stories.
Last week, the Authors’ Guild filed a class action against the tech giant. What makes this lawsuit particularly significant is the number of high profile authors whose names are attached. The name most of the headlines focus their attention on is Song of Ice and Fire author George R R Martin. ALLi's Self-publishing News reports on this latest lawsuit against OpenAI.
Rapid releasing is a powerful strategy that can propel independent authors to success in the ever-competitive world of self-publishing. But it comes with challenges. Find out if rapid releasing is for you.
My ALLi author guest this episode is CJ Archer, an author of historical, mystery, and fantasy books, genres that the traditional publishing industry told her should not mix. So instead, CJ published them herself and hasn't looked back since. She writes about four books a year as her full-time job and has found a formula that works for her and her fans.
Last week, I reported on Amazon’s changes to KDP terms around AI generated content. Authors are now required to disclose the nature of their use of AI.
A shadow library lawsuit shows the struggle subscription services face in tackling scammers. Welcome to Self-Publishing News with ALLi News editor Dan Holloway, bringing you the latest in indie publishing news and commentary.
Audiobooks are here to stay. This billion-dollar industry has seen double-digital revenue growth especially for platforms like Spotify. Today, ALLi's News Editor, Dan Holloway explores the tactics in the audiobook space particularly about audio platforms like Spotify and Nextory.
In this first episode of the new Publishing for Profit stream: Levelling up your publishing and taking a new turn. Orna Ross introduces Indian author Shanaya Wagh, aka Shana Frost, also an intern at the Alliance of Independent Authors. Both authors, at different stages in their publishing businesses, are leveling up. They discuss what led to their decision, how to know when a change is needed, and how to build a more profitable structure from what you’ve achieved already.
What exactly are shadow libraries? What role do they play in the lives of readers, writers, and technology companies? And why have four publishers in the US this week taken legal action against Library Genesis (LibGen)?
In this post, we'll explore the concept of slow-releasing books and how it can work for you, including tips from two ALLi members who have successfully built an indie-author living while slow releasing their work.
Attention indie authors and writers! ALLi are thrilled to announce our first-ever ‘Art of the Title’ Free Indie-Author Competition, with fantastic prizes to be won.