Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or a routine Thursday, this is a perfect time to reflect on how fortunate we are to be indie authors today.
Author Archive | John Doppler
Now that Pronoun is closing, where should authors turn for distribution? ALLi’s Watchdog Desk compares ebook distributors to see how they stack up to Pronoun.
Meet Patti Brassard Jefferson, proprietor of PJ Boox, an exciting and innovative bookstore that features only indie and small press authors.
Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) is one of this year’s hottest venues for book advertising, but to take advantage of the program you’ll need to know the rules. For your convenience, we’ve categorized Amazon’s guidelines and prohibitions for AMS ads into this handy list. We’ve marked each rule with the following tags for easy identification: — […]
Read the first in our new series spotlighting valued ALLi Partner Members who help indie authors self-publish their books successfully – meet Laurence O’Bryan of BooksGoSocial.
Harsh criticism can be uncomfortable, but it can take your work to the next level. Learn how to solicit, accept, and use criticism
When David Gaughran exposed clickfarming scams that were manipulating the sales rank of books on Amazon, authors expressed a wide range of reactions. Some — a substantial majority by my reckoning — were furious that scammers were reaping the rewards of a “best-selling” title. Some felt it was a victimless crime, and not a big […]
With more than 77% of the world’s search traffic handled by Google, high visibility on that search engine is critical. There’s more to visibilty than just a first-page listing on Google, however. One of the most effective ways to increase your visibility in Google is with a Knowledge Panel. Knowledge Panels are eye-catching features that […]
If you have ever used the internet, you’ve likely encountered the ubiquitous troll. Trolling has, unfortunately, become an indelible part of the internet landscape. But are all trolls the same?
I’ve been dog-paddling through Amazon’s sea of data quite a bit lately, and book descriptions have repeatedly caught my attention. The data I gathered raised a multitude of questions. Are there common words in the description of best selling books? Are these terms clichés, or dependable tools, or a bit of both? How do genre […]