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26May 24
Values And Stories Should Drive Your Email Marketing: The Creative Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross

Values and Stories Should Drive Your Email Marketing: The Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross

In this Creative Self-Publishing episode, Orna Ross talks about the transformative power of values-based, story-driven email marketing. Discover why aligning your email campaigns with your core values can foster deeper connections with your audience and boost engagement with your emails. Orna walks you through the essentials of crafting compelling stories that resonate with readers, build trust, and drive action. Revolutionize your email marketing approach by putting values and storytelling at its heart.
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25May 24
Self-Publishing News: Spotify Expands Audiobook Catalog, Dissecting E-Book Figures, And OverDrive Hits 4 Billion Downloads

Self-Publishing News: Spotify Expands Audiobook Catalog, Dissecting E-Book Figures, and OverDrive Hits 4 Billion Downloads

We end this week with a round-up of some very interesting news and figures from the world of electronic books (e- and audio-). As we have already been talking about them this week, let’s start with the big news about Spotify. Their audiobook premium subscription now includes titles from the catalog of Bonnier UK. This is the UK division, but Bonnier, of course, is one of the Nordic giants of publishing. Interestingly, they seem to be joined on the Spotify list by Blackstone Publishing.
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24May 24
Alice Munro's Legacy, British Book Awards, And Tech Legal Battles: The Self-Publishing News Podcast With Dan Holloway

Alice Munro's Legacy, British Book Awards, and Tech Legal Battles: The Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway

On the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway pays tribute to the late Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro and highlights recent British Book Awards winners, including Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing. He covers major tech and legal news: OpenAI’s disbanded risk project, the EU's fine on Microsoft, and ByteDance’s legal battle over TikTok. Dan also discusses Sony Music’s legal stance on AI and the ongoing mysteries in the blockchain world.
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22May 24
Email Marketing Tips For Indie Authors: Reaching More Readers Podcast With Dale L. Roberts And Holly Greenland

Email Marketing Tips for Indie Authors: Reaching More Readers Podcast with Dale L. Roberts and Holly Greenland

In the Reaching More Readers podcast, Dale L. Roberts and Holly Greenland discuss effective email marketing strategies for indie authors. They cover topics like choosing an email service, welcome emails, metrics to track, and engaging subscribers on a regular basis. The hosts aim to provide practical tips and best practices to help authors connect with readers and promote their books through email newsletters.
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20May 24
Should I Copyright My Book? Your Indie Author Copyright Questions Answered

Should I Copyright My Book? Your Indie Author Copyright Questions Answered

In this Alliance of Independent Authors post we'll explore some common indie author copyright questions. From whether copyrighting your work is even necessary, to whether using a trademarked name in your book is possible. If these FAQs get you thinking, you’ll find more information about ALLi’s book 150 Self-Publishing Questions Answered at the end of this post.
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19May 24
Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Anna Sayburn Lane. Writer Finds Her Fans In Write-To-Market Crime Fiction

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Anna Sayburn Lane. Writer Finds Her Fans in Write-To-Market Crime Fiction

My guest this episode is Anna Sayburn Lane, who began her career as a journalist until she decided she had enough of writing content for other people and became a novelist. Anna's entry into indie publishing was rocky until, just recently, she decided to pivot and write to market. Now, her crime fiction is seeing fantastic sales as she works toward becoming a full-time novelist.
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18May 24
Diversity Grows For Book Award Categories: Book Award Update May 2024

Diversity Grows for Book Award Categories: Book Award Update May 2024

As an independent author, it is vital to stay on top of the latest developments impacting the book publishing industry. One major positive shift is the increasing diversity represented in book award categories. In this Alliance of Independent Authors post, we'll take a look at how the literary world is becoming more diverse and how this is changing the book awards landscape. Welcome to the Book Award Update May 2024 with Hannah Jacobson from Book Award Pro.
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17May 24
OpenAI's GPT-4o Demo Features Emotional Reading Of A Love Story About Robots: The Self-Publishing News Podcast With Dan Holloway

OpenAI's GPT-4o Demo Features Emotional Reading of a Love Story About Robots: The Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway

On this week’s Self-Publishing News, Dan Holloway dives into OpenAI's recent demo of GPT-4o, a new iteration of their ChatGPT technology. The demo showcased impressive real-time processing capabilities and emotional storytelling, hinting at a future where AI-narrated audiobooks might rival human voice actors. Dan also touches on the concerns raised by the UK Publishers Association regarding copyright protection in the face of rapid AI advancements and critiques Apple’s latest iPad Pro advert for its misguided metaphor on creativity.
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