We're taking a podcast break during the month of August, so instead we'll bring you what we've covered in 2021 so far on our Member Q&A Podcast with Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn. Below are some of the highlights, with links to the full podcasts, videos, and transcripts. We'll return in September with new episodes.
In a week where apps dominate self-publishing news, Kobo Plus in Canada celebrates its 1st year with interesting insights into subscription readers' habits. INKR makes comics more accessible across languages. And AppSumo launches its Book Author Collection of apps.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Using KDP to make a book available on Amazon
For a long time, book awards were only open to traditionally published authors. But that's just not the case any more. With an enormous swathe of awards open to indies, the Alliance of Independent Authors thought it was time we created an ultimate guide to all things book awards. With thanks to Annie Mydla from the North Street Book Prize and Hannah Jacobson from Book Award Pro for their contributions to this post.
We're taking a podcast break during the month of August, so instead we'll bring you what we've covered in 2021 so far on our Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn. Below are some of the highlights, with links to the full podcasts, videos, and transcripts. We'll return in September with new episodes.
The Crime Writers Association admits indie authors following a members' vote. Kindle 3G will lose functionality but Amazon offers $50 towards a Paperwhite. Twitter to introduce an e-commerce feature.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Let's Talk About Writing Software
While the aim of many indie authors is true independence, at the moment, many of us still rely heavily on one particular store: Amazon. Which is why when you receive a threat from them, like having your publishing account closed, or your affiliate account shut or that they're going to pull your book unless you can prove you own the rights, it's scary. In this post, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team looks at what you can do if Amazon ask you to prove your publishing rights.
Paid newsletters are an increasingly popular way for authors to keep in touch with their readers. Are they for you? The Alliance of Independent Authors' Self-Publishing News podcast looks at new options for monetizing social media content such as Twitter super followers and Tumblr posts. News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy discuss new ways for indie authors to diversify income streams. Also, do Substack's subscription newsletters offer a real opportunity or a distraction?
Tumblr Posts Plus offers creators the chance to monetise social media, and the Metadata Capabilities Directory offers a glimpse behind the discoverability curtain.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Just How Important are Books in Society?
Comparison often gets a bad rap. But there are times when comparing in order to understand a genre and the expectations a reader will have of you and whether or not you've met those expectations are actually really important. Today's post dives into the nitty gritty of what you should be comparing to help your author business succeed. This is the ultimate guide to comparison authors, genres and tropes.