Don’t let negative reviews get you down – learn what you can from them, discard what makes no sense, and move on to the more important things in your writing life. Sensible advice from the ever-upbeat Debbie Young.
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Ask any author’s group when you should pay for reviews, and the answer will usually be a resounding “NEVER!” But is that true? That depends on what type of review is involved, and how those reviews are obtained.
34% of people listened to a podcast last month, and most of them listened to nearly all of it – audio really is the future. And Wattpad remains a great way for authors to develop loyal fans and sell their work.
Amazon Prime raises the price of its full year Prime membership, Barnes & Noble adds new features to its self-publishing dashboard, and the Young Writer of the Year Award is open once again to indies.
It was independence day on the 4th, and Orna Ross has handed over our regular Members’ Self-Publishing Q&A series to David Penny and Debbie Young to host. Each month David and Debbie will be in the hot seat to answer the most pressing ALLi Members’ questions. Between them they have a wealth of self-publishing experience to share, […]
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 […]
When Scottish novelist Fiona Cameron shared her new philosophy of self-publishing in the ALLi Facebook forum (one of the many benefits of a paid membership of the Alliance of Independent Authors), her post resonated with so many members that we wanted to share it with the wider world on our blog too. It’s time for […]
In the run-up to the publication of her second novel The Labyrinth Year, the sequel to Baby, Baby, British indie author Claire Weiner (who writes as Mari Howard) considers the process of soliciting and receiving book reviews, and debates whether all five-star reviews on Amazon should be taken seriously. You know that feeling – inspiration […]
ALLi has been closely watching Amazon’s removal of reviews as part of their effort to clean up the customer review system for books. Like most writers and publishers and their organisations, we share Amazon’s objective of regaining readers’ trust in the customer review process. This is not an insignificant challenge in the face of the serious abuse […]
Long before I was a writer, I was a voracious reader. I enjoy excellent work in every genre. PR reps, editors and publishers frequently ask me to blurb, review and blog about their books, and over the years, I’ve done dozens of reviews in a number of venues, including Amazon. As part of its sweeping […]