Our weekly news roundup from Dan Holloway includes updates about the future of ebooks, Digital Rights Management, Geoblocking, the launch of Inara (a new ebook platform whose business model is driven by in-book adverts), Indies and Libraries, Amazon updates in Poland, and the demise of America Star Books.
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Libraries are magical places. I am absurdly lucky in Oxford to spend a great deal of time in some of the most remarkable reading rooms in the world, from the eccentric rotunda of the Radcliffe Camera to thousands of the world’s earliest printed texts in Duke Humfrey’s Reading Room. Libraries are doorways for the mind, […]
With apologies, I turn once for inspiration again this week to the world of endurance running (don’t worry, next week I enter the powerlifting stage of my training season!). I apologise also for any delirium, brought to you by industrial quantities of painkillers after running 100 kilometres in 19 hours. While I was running my own […]
This week’s must-read round-up of self-publishing news for indie authors includes news on key distributors, aggregators and bookstores – brought to you by ALLi’s news editor Dan Holloway.
Each month Orna Ross and Joanna Penn join forces to bring you The Advanced Self-Publishing Salon, a live online broadcast where they discuss what’s going on in the publishing industry, and provide an update on the latest tools and techniques that are helping them achieve their writing and publishing goals.
It’s less than a month until what will be my third 100 kilometre ultramarathon. I have had a terrible year for training, drifting from injury to virus and back again. Of late, my injuries have been so many I have taken to doing my actual aerobic training on a rowing machine, pretty much resting my […]
One of the things I love so much about being an indie is the tendency to end up in places you never imagined seeing yourself – whether that’s literally or metaphorically. Because as an indie, you have a certain openness to saying yes to opportunities and seeing where they lead. This week found me led […]
If your ebooks have been Amazon exclusives, should you consider going wider? Susan Kaye Quinn helps you decide.
This week my head hurts in a good way. I have spent most of the week thinking about “the future” as an abstract concept, in preparation for a talk I’m giving on disability in the workplace. We don’t spend enough time thinking about the future. And yet as indies that is one of the freedoms […]
Dan Holloway sets the record straight about the real news on ebooks and print books, cutting through widespread misreporting.