On the AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis look at the topic of using beta readers in your self-editing process. A beta reader is a trusted book lover whose opinion helps you to do a final self-edit on your book before sending it to the editor. But how do you choose the […]
Self-publishing Author Advice about book production and distribution of audio, ebooks and print books
Wondering how to set up local book links for your ebooks to direct readers towards the right online store for their country of residence? Russell Phillips describes some easy ways to do this on your author website.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss ethics. The need for book reviews, the desirability of bestseller badges, the value in superfast author business models can put a strain on ethics. Sometimes authors make mistakes inadvertently, sometimes we stretch the rules on purpose. Orna and Joanna […]
Does uploading book metadata to book distribution platforms drive you nuts? Let Jo Van Every help you through it with her downloadable template for you to use free of charge when self-publishing your own books.
Storytel is embarrassed by the success of audiobook erotica on its website while Wattpad launches a promising venture in Korea.
Lesley Tither shares her strong views on why she will never offer her books as freebies – and explains why. Do you agree? Join the debate over on the blog!
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]
Unsure of the best distribution strategy for your books – to go exclusive with KDP Select or to go wide with other distribution platforms? John Doppler explains the concepts, with helpful input from Mark Coker and Joanna Penn.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explore the findings of the US Authors’ Guild Survey on author income and issues arising, including the problems with most author income surveys. What are the takeaways for indie authors who want to make a decent income from their […]
When you’re so close to your book, sometimes you need to “murder your darlings” in the cover design process, as well as in the writing of it. Check this handy list to make sure you’re not guilty of any of eight common pet hates in the covers of your books.