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Best Practices For Author Websites:  AskALLi Members’ Q&A September 2018

Best Practices for Author Websites: AskALLi Members’ Q&A September 2018

Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank.

Questions this month include

  • Amazon has made an error in my royalty reports. What do I do?
  • Two part question: 1. In my book, I have included links to YouTube Jazz recordings by jazz greats like Dizzie Gillepsie. Do I have permission to do that? and 2. If I want to copy a website address into a link, does that infringe on copyright?
  • How do I make it easy for a bookstore to carry my book without bearing the financial burden of returns?
  • How do I convert a PDF to a fixed layout ebook?
  • When I launch my book, should I change my spelling to American English?
  • How long should my novel be?

If you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at http://allianceindependentauthors.org.

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About the Hosts

Michael La Ronn is the author of over 30 books of science fiction & fantasy and authors self-help books. His books include the Galaxy Mavericks series and Modern Necromancy series.

Dan Blank is the founder of WeGrowMedia, where he helps writers and artists share their stories and grow their audience. He is the author of the book “Be the Gateway: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Creative Work and Engaging an Audience.”

Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy is an editor and writer with more than 30 years of experience in journalism, from newspapers to magazines specializing in business, science, and technology. He has spent the past few years guiding coverage of independent publishing, amplifying voices of the marginalized. Howard is also a book doctor who enjoys working with authors to get their work ready for publication.

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  1. Thank you for your time and your tips, Michael and Dan! I’m currently on the Great Website Tour, visiting the websites of various author I admire and respect, seeing what they done that I like as a visitor and what I found confusing. (wry grin) I’m hoping to learn a lot from observation. I appreciated you boiling it down to key questions of what we want to accomplish with our pages, which is the whole point of having the website. 🙂 Once again, thank you!

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