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Ten Years of Self-Publishing 2012 to 2022

2012 was a landmark year for self-publishing, seeing not only the launch of the Alliance of Independent Authors, but also the publishing platforms Draft2Digital and Kobo Writing Life, and the advertising medium BookBub, all of which are still significant players. Since then, indie authors have rocked the book world non-stop. Here’s a round-up of the defining changes year on year - which show how far we’ve come, how fast we’re adapting and innovating, and how we’ve changed the face of publishing forever. This is ten years of self-publishing.
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Audiblegate Fundraising

As you probably know, ALLi has been supporting the Audiblegate campaign run by the valiant and inspiring Susan May, aiming to right the wrongs done by Audible-ACX's user agreements and payment practices. The campaign is making significant in roads, but in order to continue, we're asking for the community's help.
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Interview: Adam Croft on IngramSpark and Amazon KDP Print Problems for Indie Authors

A perennial problem for indie authors is the interplay between Amazon and IngramSpark, where POD titles by Ingram are marked on Amazon as requiring days, weeks, or even months for fulfillment; or they are shown as "out of stock" entirely. Today, John Doppler ALLi's Watchdog and Adam Croft, discuss the issue of Amazon and IngramSpark delays.
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What to Do if Amazon KDP Asks You to Prove Your Publishing Rights

While the aim of many indie authors is true independence, at the moment, many of us still rely heavily on one particular store: Amazon. Which is why when you receive a threat from them, like having your publishing account closed, or your affiliate account shut or that they're going to pull your book unless you can prove you own the rights, it's scary. In this post, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team looks at what you can do if Amazon ask you to prove your publishing rights.
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