Why spellcheckers are good and getting better – but are still no substitute for the brain and eye of a human editor. Jim Giammatteo explains why, with some fun examples.
Author Archive | Giacomo Giammatteo
“If you need fancy dialogue tags, there’s something wrong with your writing.” Giacomo Giammatteo helps us refine our prose to show, not tell, our characters’ emotions without the use of conspicuous dialogue tags.
Draw inspiration from the wise words from Giacomo Giammatteo, indie author of 70 self-published books, despite prolonged ill-health following strokes, in this exclusive interview for our Successful Self-publishing interview series
Giacomo Giammatteo shares his enthusiasm for Vellum 2.0, designed for formatting for print, launching 1 June 2017
A terrific and comprehensive post on the topic of ISBNs, the unique international identifier given to every book, from ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo. His advice will equip you to make the right decisions for your own self-published books. Everything You Need To Know About ISBNs Be warned—this is a long post, but it covers a […]
It’s a pleasure to welcome Giacomo Giammatteo back to the blog with a Watchdog guide to how to make more money for your self-published books via Apple, using its affiliate program and other ideas. Making More Money With Apple Apple makes it easy to earn a few extra bucks. Like many companies, they offer an affiliate […]
In this month’s ALLi Watchdog post, the indefatigable Giacomo Giammatteo compares Apple with Amazon. Read on to let him help you decide whether you should be trying to get your bite of the Apple,… Amazon Vs Apple Everyone knows that Amazon sells more books than Apple, but it’s becoming obvious that Apple has moved past B&N […]
ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo announces exciting news of the latest big player to offer print on demand (POD) services to self-publishing and indie authors. BookBaby Enters the Print on Demand (POD) Market For what seems like the longest time, the POD market has been controlled by two players: CreateSpace and IngramSpark. Not that there haven’t […]
Continuing the conversation begun in ALLi’s Ethical Author campaign towards the end of 2014, ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammaetteo draws attention to the importance of indie authors behaving ethically towards service providers. Ethical Behavior Is Not An Option I’ve seen a lot of talk—complaining actually—about the ethics of traditional publishers, vanity presses, and even […]
ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo shares exciting news about some great new features to be offered by ebook distributors that will benefit all indie authors who used them to sell their self-published books. . Publishing Is Changing, And Ebook Distribution Is Changing With It It wasn’t long ago that self-published authors faced a never-ending list of […]