A new paper from Frankfurt Book Fair makes the case that in a digital world, publishing will move in the direction of subscription and serialisation. The European Union rolls back on legislation to require us all to police every guest post we upload, and Amazon announces this year’s Prime Day.
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The particular challenges of self-publishing across different genres is the theme of this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), with ALLi Director Orna Ross and Advisor, Joanna Penn. Orna writes novels and poetry as well as creative guides for authors and other creative entrepreneurs. Joanna writes fiction and nonfiction. Their podcast […]
Figures show that author incomes continue to fall. Now is the time to make your website secure or fall foul of Google’s algorithms, while you may already be falling foul of Facebook and Amazon’s.
Here’s one reason why it may seem harder to get Amazon reviews these days: the startling removal of reviews and reviewers for no apparent reason, as Kate McCormick’s personal story illustrates.
Amazon has taken action against one of the worst offending Kindle unlimited scammers, but in a disappointingly limited way. They are also causing a major headache for Australian customers.
Amazon has introduced new rules aimed at stopping the abuse of Kindle Unlimted, and authors fighting back against Faleena Hopkins over Cockygate score an initial win in court.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss how to assemble a team of professionals. Topics discussed this week include News update from Orna Ross: Drowning in GDPR, but all ALLi sites are updated and there’s a downloadable guide for members. Orna is also setting […]
In the first week of GDPR there has been general disruption. The Cockygate incident continues to rumble on with further lawsuits being issued. And Amazon’s review policies continue to confuse.
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A in which ALLi Members have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank. Questions answered this month include: If I publish a 2nd edition of […]
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss Self-publishing 3.0. Topics discussed this week include An update from Orna on the London Book Fair – the most author-friendly book fairs – and other associated live events.. The launch of ALLi’s new member magazine called The Indie Author, […]