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Opinion: Every Author Should Self-Publish (At Least Once)

Last week, I was invited on behalf of ALLi to present a fifteen-minute speech on the state of publishing for the independent author at The Bookseller’s Author Day. As I was writing the speech, that sentence kept rising:  Every author should self-publish at least once. Having experienced the conference and its follow-up, I now believe […]

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Author Day 2015: Indie Author Feedback

On Monday, The Bookseller, the trade magazine for the UK publishing industry, ran a one-day conference called Author Day (“It’s time for authors to have their day”). That writers agree with that sentiment was evidenced by the social media response, which saw the hashtag #AuthorDay trending on Twitter, and many writers misunderstanding, saying how wonderful that authors now […]

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No book leafs unturned - except when it's an ebook

This Week’s Self-publishing News

Self-publishing news for Halloween looks at the latest report claiming a decline in sales of ebooks, this time in Canada,  and also those questions being asked in high places (that’s the EU) on the inequity on taxation and re-selling rights between digital and print. Valerie Shanley hollows out the big indie news pumpkin with this […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

All publishing eyes are on the Frankfurt Book Fair just now, and ALLi is right in there at the heart of the self-publishing action.  Valerie Shanley has been catching up on all of the news with ALLi partners and friends from the world’s largest book festival.       Take your ALLi Partner (Directory) at the […]

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