As Amazon now accounts for 49 cents of every $spent online in the US, what does that mean for indie authors? Plus an update on GDPR laws in Europe.
A new paper from Frankfurt Book Fair makes the case that in a digital world, publishing will move in the direction of subscription and serialisation. The European Union rolls back on legislation to require us all to police every guest post we upload, and Amazon announces this year’s Prime Day.
The particular challenges of self-publishing across different genres is the theme of this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), with ALLi Director Orna Ross and Advisor, Joanna Penn. Orna writes novels and poetry as well as creative guides for authors and other creative entrepreneurs. Joanna writes fiction and nonfiction. Their podcast […]
Figures show that author incomes continue to fall. Now is the time to make your website secure or fall foul of Google’s algorithms, while you may already be falling foul of Facebook and Amazon’s.
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 If you think your kids aren’t reading books like you did when you were young, […]
Industry figures show both audiobook sales and ebook library borrows continue to grow rapidly, while the figures on diversity in publishing are less promising.
34% of people listened to a podcast last month, and most of them listened to nearly all of it – audio really is the future. And Wattpad remains a great way for authors to develop loyal fans and sell their work.
Amazon has taken action against one of the worst offending Kindle unlimited scammers, but in a disappointingly limited way. They are also causing a major headache for Australian customers.
Amazon has introduced new rules aimed at stopping the abuse of Kindle Unlimted, and authors fighting back against Faleena Hopkins over Cockygate score an initial win in court.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss how to assemble a team of professionals. Topics discussed this week include News update from Orna Ross: Drowning in GDPR, but all ALLi sites are updated and there’s a downloadable guide for members. Orna is also setting […]