On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about KDP Select or Wide?
For most indie authors writing today, traditional bookstores in the mall and on the high street fueled our writing ambitions and our love of reading as children. Most writers would be thrilled to see their books on display in bookstore windows, display tables and shelves. Despite the rise and rise of ebooks and audiobooks, and especially during the boom in online buying during the Covid-19 pandemic, physical bookstores are still a significant marketplace for readers to discover and buy books. However it is much more challenging for the indie author to sell books via bookstores than online. What are those challenges and does the benefit of reaching bookstores’ customers justify finding a place for bookstores in your business plan? This post asks the question: are bookstores worth it for indie authors?
My ALLi author guest this week is Tim Lewis, who many of you might know as the host of the ALLi-sponsored #IndieAuthorChat on Twitter. What you may not know is that he's the author of time travel and fantasy stories, works on software to make people more productive, hates to see indie authors get ripped off, and he first became a self-published author more than a decade ago after tragedy struck in his life. But I'll let Tim Lewis tell the story.
Authors Sacha Black and Orna Ross, using personal examples from their own experience running their author businesses, outline nine mindset principles that cultivate sustainable self-publishing success in this month's #AskALLi Foundational Self-Publishing Advice Salon.
While the United States has been so absorbed with its own problems that Brexit seemed to be something happening in a land far, far away. But, of course, the divorce from the European Union impacts just about everything in the United Kingdom. Fortunately, we have Dan Holloway, who is exploring the labyrinthine implications Brexit has for indie authors.
Amazon faces ebook price fixing charges, Publishers Weekly launches a platform for indies to get ebooks into libraries.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Planning out 2021
My ALLi author guest this week is A. A. Abbott, a British author who loved telling stories as a child, but never thought she could write professionally until she broke out of her accountant's cubicle and gave it a try. Today, she researches her crime thrillers with the mathematical precision of a CPA, making sure every detail is perfectly accurate.
What's the best way to gather reviews for my book? Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross, and this month they'll be answering this question and more.
These terms are common enough to escape an indie author's notice, but can lead to costly misunderstandings — or deliberate deception.
Is Tencent about to buy Wattpad, a replacement for Book Expo, first year sales figures for Bookshop.org, fake Goodreads reviews.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Paranormal Romance with Alexa Whitewolf