Help! Someone is pirating my book. This is among the questions answered and concerns addressed in this week's AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. Other questions answered this month include: My publisher went out of business…
Cory Doctorow launches a scathing attack on the damage DRM is doing to the book industry, and technology opens new global opportunities for indies.
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is almost upon us Digital Book World kicks off this week and there's just five days to go until our own #SelfPubCon. While we’re preparing the presentations, I thought I’d share the schedule so you can plan your conference attendance.
ALLi members get a 75% discount code for DigitalBookWorld, Audible Captions delayed and Bibliotheca blames Amazon for libraries dispute.
Writers launch a lawsuit against Cengage for changing their royalty terms and publishers doing likewise to block the launch of Audible captions.
Spotify and Pandora both launch a new podcast dashboard, and ALLi members flourish on the DigitalBookWorld awards shortlist.
James Daunt officially takes over at Barnes & Noble, announcing a new Nook, and a new campaign seeks to cut tax on ebooks.
Five self-published titles win awards at the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITAs, while the dispute between libraries and publishers continues.
After taking a break for the month of July, 2019, the #AskALLi broadcast salons are back for a new season. As ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford tells us, there's a bunch that's new: new shows, new co-hosts, and a new sponsor for the 2019-2020 broadcast season.
Libraries face tougher terms from publishers for lending ebooks, and booksellers launch a campaign to make the book business greener.
Audible introduces a controversial new captions feature that has sparked allegations of an unwarranted rights grab from publishers, and Wattpad have made their Premium and Paid Stories features global.
Co-writing has always been around. But in recent years, with the rise of faster publishing it's become more popular. One of the drawbacks of co-authoring as Indies is the lack of technology to help with royalty sharing and royalty payments. Until now. Publish Drive have launched a new royalty split system for co-authors which makes sharing royalties simple and pain-free.