Good quality sound is important for your self-published audiobooks and podcasts. When you're setting out to work in any audio format, there are a few tricks to getting studio-quality sound. And none of these have anything to do with your microphone.
Audiobooks are the flavor of the month. But getting one recorded by a professional doesn't come cheap. However, Andrene Low author member, is here with a hilarious take on the trials and tribulations of DIY audiobooks.
Social media. Love it or hate it, there’s no getting away from it. Whether you’re using it because you feel you have to or because you’re a social media addict who can’t get enough, there is a role for social media for indie authors. In today's post, author member Rachel McCollin teaches us how to avoid wasting writing time.
Artificial intelligence sounds like a very futuristic term but you have already experienced it in your author business, from the Amazon…
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.
Indies are empowered business people. Our income streams are limited only by our imagination, which is probably one of the reasons indie author audiobook narration is becoming so popular. Gordon Rothman, partner member, teaches us seven rookie mistakes to avoid when recording our audiobooks.
With the rise of audiobook popularity, comes a familiar question to other book formats: wide or exclusive? Still today, indie authors struggle with the decision over whether or not to publish their ebooks exclusively with Amazon’s KDP Select or “to go wide” by distributing them to additional retailers. In today's post, author member Mary Louisa Locke discusses audiobooks and exclusivity.
The current economics of producing an audiobook is an uphill battle, especially for indie authors. How much of this is due to “price-fixing” by Audible? ALLi Partner Member Tim McConnehey predicts a continued boom in audiobook popularity, and some welcome changes in the way Audible conducts its business.
Wondering how to get more mileage from your Twitter account? Consider hosting a Twitter chat - not as hard as it sounds, once you read social media expert Tim Lewis's simple guide. Join ALLi's new weekly Twitter chat too - every Tuesday 8pm BST - #IndieAuthorChat.
When stories surface about authors defrauded by unscrupulous vanity presses, sometimes for tens of thousands of dollars, the reaction is sometimes unsympathetic. In today's encore post, John Doppler explains the five reasons authors fall for vanity presses.
A great reminder in today's encore post from David Penny, author of the Thomas Berrington Historical Mysteries set in the final ten years of Moorish Spain. David makes a plea for indie authors to focus on marketing to their readers rather than to other writers, to make the best use of marketing time and resources, and to free up more time for writing.
An essential part of the indie author's self-publishing process is to complete the metadata on the distribution platforms of your choice. You might hire other professionals for some of the tasks involved in the process, but uploading the metadata is likely to rest with you, the publisher. In today's encore post, Jo Van Every explains how to upload book metadata like a professional.