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Author safety and freedom under the spotlight following attack on Salman Rushdie. Gen Z loves to listen to podcasts.
All writers are all vulnerable to attack these days if we speak out, from online trolling and harrassment, threats and insults, all the way to stalking and physical attacks. Many of us know what it is like to receive a social media message from someone claiming they intend to rape or kill us. Some of us have actually experienced such attempts.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How to work with a developmental editor with Howard Lovy
Penguin Random House takeover of Simon & Schuster goes to court. Netflix to pay writers $42m. Waterstones struggles with stock orders.
Over the next few months, we're going to feature a selection of the Alliance of Independent Authors authorpreneur members and the inspirational work they do. First in, is Emilia Rose, a patreon and subscription superstar. We're going to examine Emilia's success and look at patreon subscriptions for indie authors.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Amazon A+ Content which is Amazon's new book description tool.
100 million school library downloads in 4 years don’t appear in many official figures and Spotify’s $100m+ price for Findaway.
Children's publishing can sometimes be an enigma. Your customers aren't your readers and your readers aren't your customers. A nuance reserved mostly for children's books alone. So how do you successfully publish them? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes partner member MCRL and authorpreneur Larry Feign to answer all your questions from print sizing and materials all the way to marketing, mindset and reaching readers. This is your questions answered: illustrated children's books.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How do you get started writing a book?
Wattpad adds $45,000 and screen adaptation opportunities to this year's Wattys. Open AI allows DALL-E 2 users to commercialise images.
When you first start writing, translations might not be your first thought. Just get the book written. Worry about your native language first. Then figure out translations if you're successful. As indie authors, translations have traditionally been illusive and difficult to access. But as technology and the industry open up, that's changing. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is looking at book translations for indie authors. The options, formats and methods.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Is an Editor always right?