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 A brief tour of a cryptocurrency mining operation, and its owner’s mission to fix the […]
London Book Fair saw an emphasis on audiobooks, big data, and blockchain. And Amazon runs into problems with scammers while Kobo expands its audiobook offering to France.
Amazon has taken action against manipulators of its Kindle Unlimited programme, as well as more hapless terms and conditions violators. They have also launched Great on Kindle, a scheme for non-fiction ebook authors.
In a bad week for erotica writers, Amazon doesn’t seem to know what it is doing with their rankings. And a major new umbrella organization, the Independent Bookshops’ Alliance, launches in UK Parliament.
In this month’s Advanced Salon for Indie Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss the different mind-sets and skill-sets required to maximise your self-publishing success – the creative and the business mind. Find out whether you’re getting the balance right.
Smashwords partners with Findaway Voices, more than a million ebooks have now been borrowed through Overdrive, and we meet the best ebook coders.
Arts Council England has issued a report outlining what it thinks the impact of technology on culture will be in the next decade, ebook platforms expand in Europe, unstaffed bookstores are with us, and it has been a very sad week in the indie community as cyberbullying has dominated much of our discussions on social […]
Streetlib launches a marketplace for authors and service providers, the Audible Romance controversy rumbles, on, and we look at the differing trends in ebooks across the globe.
Initial royalty payments from Audible Romance are distinctly underwhelming, Amazon sponsors DigitalBookWorld, and Publica announces a blockchain-based alternative to DRM.
Hachette’s CEO claims that ebooks are a stupid product but admits publishers are partly to blame, while Amazon’s own imprints look strangely dominant in its bestseller charts, and sales of ebooks in Germany stagnate.