Ask ALLi February – Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Joanna Penn and Orna Ross
Each month Joanna and Orna answer Member’s self-publishing questions. As usual the event kicked off with a round-up of activity from both Orna and Joanna.
The focus for the Alliance of Independent Authors is of course IndieReCon. This is all set to be an amazing event, and no matter where you are in the world, you will be able to participate.
Orna and Joanna also gave an overview of their creative endeavours. This summary is a way to remind us all that no matter how busy we get on other projects, at the end of the day we're authors and need to maintain a focus on the creative process. They also discussed the challenges and their personal approaches for recording the audio versions of their books.
And now to the Q&A portion:
- Who can offer distribution and deal with sales administration?
- What are the pros and cons of publishing through CreateSpace vs. an outfit like Matador
- How can you find adequate software to deal with the accounting side of being a writer?
- What has the reaction been to VAT MOSS?
Joanna talked about her challenges of being a writer, and her blog post on the topic this week “The Roller Coaster of Being a Writer” resulted in 100's of comments.