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Self-publishing Author Advice about book production and distribution of audio, ebooks and print books

Are Indie Authors Devaluing Books? By ALLi Community Builder, Melissa Foster

Are your books priced at 0.99c? Are you skipping out on editing or in too much of a hurry to press publish?  You are devaluing not just your own work but all self-publishing writers, argues Alliance Community Builder, Melissa Foster. Yes, I’m an indie author. Yes, I support indie authors, and I also support traditionally […]

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“Amazon Is Playing Indie Authors Like Pawns” says Mark Coker of Smashwords

MONDAY OPINION.  Guest Post by Mark Coker. For more of Mark’s  thoughts on the dangers of exclusivity and importance of distribution to all retailers, see his free ebook, SECRETS TO EBOOK PUBLISHING SUCCESS. Every indie should get their books distributed to as many retailers as possible. Every author should be at Amazon, but they should […]

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Jeff Bezos, friend of indie authors

50 Ways To Reach Your Reader. # 2: Optimise Your Amazon Author Page

Amazon, the biggest book retailer in the world, was the first company to see the potential in retailing self-published work. Indie authors have reason to be very grateful to Amazon for their then radical move of presenting every book to readers in precisely the same way, whether it was an already-known author published by a corporate publisher […]

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Advice for Indie Self-publishing Authors

Self-Publishing in Australia

It’s still a rarity to see someone on a bus in Australia with an e-reader, even an iPad, says ALLi Advisor, Steven Lewis (Taleist).  And self-publishing down under is largely focussed on Amazon. Australian readers are now aware of the digital revolution. Our booksellers are screaming loudly and not a weekend newspaper supplement appears without […]

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