In this encore presentation of a 2018 interview from Howard Lovy's IndieVoices podcast, we revisit the topic of ageism.
Do you feel under pressure to strive for bestseller status? Is the endless competition draining your creative reserves and sapping the joy out of your writing? Don't worry, it doesn't have to be this way. Nor do you consign yourself to hobbyist status if you don't reach for the top. Becoming a mid-list author is something to be proud of.
When stories surface about authors defrauded by unscrupulous vanity presses, sometimes for tens of thousands of dollars, the reaction is sometimes unsympathetic. In today's encore post, John Doppler explains the five reasons authors fall for vanity presses.
A great reminder in today's encore post from David Penny, author of the Thomas Berrington Historical Mysteries set in the final ten years of Moorish Spain. David makes a plea for indie authors to focus on marketing to their readers rather than to other writers, to make the best use of marketing time and resources, and to free up more time for writing.
An essential part of the indie author's self-publishing process is to complete the metadata on the distribution platforms of your choice. You might hire other professionals for some of the tasks involved in the process, but uploading the metadata is likely to rest with you, the publisher. In today's encore post, Jo Van Every explains how to upload book metadata like a professional.
Audible introduces a controversial new captions feature that has sparked allegations of an unwarranted rights grab from publishers, and Wattpad have made their Premium and Paid Stories features global.
ALLi Director Orna Ross and Boni Wagner-Stafford attend DBW on behalf of indies globally. ALLi is also pleased to present a discounted ticket rate for its members.
While there are many concepts debated in the writing world, one that is universally accepted is that writing has healing power. In today's encore podcast, Howard speaks to Angelique L'Amour. Back in 2009, Angelique L'Amour received news that she had cancer. But her first thought was not for herself. It was for her family, particularly her children. How was she going to hold things together for her kids while she went through the ordeal of chemotherapy.
In today's encore post, Alison Clifford, author member shows you how to increase your global reach. Many self-publishing platforms have an extensive world-wide reach for potential sales. But what should authors think of in order to be global and create a global audience? What can we indie authors do to truly embrace our world-wide audience?
Here's a smart businesslike way to manage the production of your self-published books: devise and follow a book project plan, as outlined here by John Wagner-Stafford of Ingenium Books.
How to write a trilogy - Rosalind Minett shares the lessons she learned while writing her Relative Invasion trilogy.
Co-writing has always been around. But in recent years, with the rise of faster publishing it's become more popular. One of the drawbacks of co-authoring as Indies is the lack of technology to help with royalty sharing and royalty payments. Until now. Publish Drive have launched a new royalty split system for co-authors which makes sharing royalties simple and pain-free.