The European Union’s copyright reform legislation passed last week. Many bodies representing authors and publishers are delighted. Many internet freedom campaigners are devastated. What does this mean for you. Also, interesting developments at Amazon.
The first ever academic survey into the factors that lead to someone becoming a writer has started to unveil its findings. A novel self-published through soon to be defunct Createspace has been shortlisted for a major French literary prize, causing outrage amongst booksellers.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss the latest news in author-publishing, including the latest publishing trends and opportunities. Topics discussed this week include ALLi is getting ready for Digital Book World and its online advice conference. ALLi is in the middle of its […]
Authors who fell victim to Tate Publishing will have to wait a little longer before they see any sign of justice or recompense. Barnes & Noble continues to implode while Storytel continues to grow.
Walmart is going into the ebook market in a big way including audiobook subscription, thanks to a new partnership with Rakuten’s Kobo and Overdrive. And Amazon has finally merged KDP Print and Createspace.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month’s IndieVoices You or your kids are going back to school now, but as we all know, […]
As libraries play an increasing part in people’s digital reading habits, it is increasingly important for indie writers not to follow the likes of publishing house Tor and restrict libraries’ access to their works. And the UK government launches a competition for an app to improve literacy.
Writing gives us freedom. Being indies gives us even more freedom. But new research asks how much freedom we really have in this marketplace.
Piracy is in the news this week, with file sharing site oceanofpdf taken offline and a new study that posits a direct link between piracy and reduced sales.
Self-Publishing with Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) is recommended to all ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) members, in combination with other key, direct publishing services and, crucially, development of the author’s own website and platform. No self-publishing service is larger, more innovative, more influential with readers, or more useful to writers than KDP. But of course no […]