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Self-publishing News: A New Home

Excuse me while I just settle down and get comfortable in my new home here on a Tuesday. I look forward to welcoming you here. OK, now I’ve popped next door to Monday’s opinion column and borrowed a pint of milk, here we go. Kobo In case it sometimes seems that when it comes to ebook […]

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3 ways to disarm high-pressure sales tactics

Disarming a High-Pressure Seller (Self-Defense for Indie Authors #1)

The growth of the self-publishing industry has made it a prime target for parasites and predators. To help protect you from con artists and predatory service providers, we’re introducing Self-Defense for Indie Authors. This ongoing series of lessons will teach you to recognize and counter the deceptive tactics used to separate indie authors from their […]

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Macmillan’s Acquisition of Pronoun Creates Uncertainty, Hope

Last month, I reviewed Pronoun, an intriguing, free, assisted self-publishing platform. I’m updating that review today with a significant new development: Macmillan has acquired Pronoun. Uncertainty, but optimism too The incursion of Big 5 publishers into the realm of self-publishing has rarely benefited indie authors. The long, ugly history of traditional publishers partnering with predatory […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Valerie Shanley rounds up the news in self-publishing from our ALLi partners and friends. No Solution for Authors in  ASI Lawsuit  …Disappointing news for writers who paid out vast sums to Author Solutions (ASI) for self-publishing services which, in their opinion, proved “effectively worthless”. The class action lawsuit against ASI has been denied class certification […]

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