Author Archive | Boni Wagner-Stafford


What’s New from ALLi in 2016?

It hasn’t been all festive partying at ALLi Towers over the holiday as we get set for 2016. We’ve new developments afoot and new member services coming on steam over the coming months, which we’ll cover in more detail as we go. Valerie Shanley’s news for the New Year gives a sneak preview of what […]

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Much e-exaggeration on digital books data

2015 – Self-publishing News Review

The rise and fall and rise of e-books, royalty descents, new arrivals, sudden departures, court cases, fake reviews and a proliferation of pirates –  these were just some of the stories featured in our regular self-publishing related news posted here on the blog during 2015. Although our ALLi Director Orna Ross reflects that a modicum […]

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Amazon US reading by Firelight this Xmas

This Week’s Self-publishing News

How can authors get properly paid? In this week’s self-publishing and all-things-related news, the Society of Authors calls out literary festivals on authors’ appearance fees. Also, new gadgets and services, and how readers increasingly enjoy their serials and smartphones and the end of Flipcart. Valerie Shanley gets the lowdown from ALLi partners and friends. Flipkart […]

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Ingram Sparks Facility for ALLi Members Newletter

Latest Self-publishing News

Calls for unity in publishing across the trade/self divide made the news this week, along with Author Earnings’s latest report, which turned attention to the UK; a new e-book conversion tool; and how one indie novel broke into the best-of-year book list at the Washington Post (Hint: a little help from Jeff Bezos). Valerie Shanley rounds […]

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Smartphones answering the e-book revolution

This Week’s Self-publishing News

Catch up on the week’s self-publishing news with Valerie Shanley as she gathers the latest industry-related developments of interest to indie authors from ALLi partners and friends. Included are a new screenwriting tool, an upcoming rights service from ALLi, the global  connection between smartphones and e-reading, plus independent bookstores’ answer to impossible-to-avoid Black Friday.   […]

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Diversity and dialogue at NYC Festival Albertine

This Week’s Self-publishing News

If writers and books help connect a troubled world,  then self-publishing increasingly gives more people that voice.  Valerie Shanley discovers all that’s happening in this week’s indie news from ALLi partners and friends.       Paris, Baghdad, Beirut, Sharm el-Sheikh, Syria  – Writers keep up the dialogue Trying to make any sense of the […]

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Declining the e-books sales blip

This Week’s Self-publishing News

Competing headlines may claim a decline in e-book sales, but indie authors are the ones continuing to thrive in the contested digital market. And then there’s the independent stores opening up whole new chapters in the business of bookselling. Valerie Shanley reports on how indie is increasingly where it’s at in publishing, with news  from […]

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Mika Yamamoto, director of marketing for Amazon Books, works inside of Amazon Books in Seattle Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. Amazon Books, the company's first brick-and-mortar store, will open tomorrow Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Seattle's University District.

This Week’s Self-publishing News

Amazon set the publishing newswires buzzing this week on opening their first physical bookstore in Seattle. Also, how healthy is the e-book subscription service for authors? And fancy contributing to a new literary space in one of the world’s most successful online newspapers?Valerie Shanley has been finding out from ALLi partners and friends in this […]

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No book leafs unturned - except when it's an ebook

This Week’s Self-publishing News

Self-publishing news for Halloween looks at the latest report claiming a decline in sales of ebooks, this time in Canada,  and also those questions being asked in high places (that’s the EU) on the inequity on taxation and re-selling rights between digital and print. Valerie Shanley hollows out the big indie news pumpkin with this […]

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