This week Orna Ross and Campaigns Manager Melissa Addey discuss the second campaign in their roundup of ALLi's advocacy work: SelfPub3. This author business campaign aims to raise the average income for authors and poets through good publishing practices and lobbies and supports the literary and creative industries in providing more publishing skills support and education for authors. You can support this campaign by spreading the truth about self-publishing, and our research surveys and data roundups give you the facts you need to spread pride in being an indie author.
Wattpad have announced, Wattpad Originals, a programme they hope will help pay writers for the reads they rack up.
For indie authors, "data" often has negative connotations. We're words people, not numbers. Except, numbers are a core part of business, and we should all be better with data because it helps us grow, and increase income and performance. But what happens when the industry—our industry—doesn't provide us with the data that we need? That's where the Big Indie Data Drop comes in and exactly what the Alliance of Independent Authors is announcing today.
Publishing is a fast-paced and ever-changing industry and so we at the Alliance of Independent Authors thought it might be useful to many writing-based organizations to offer both a brief update on the importance of self-publishing today and on how organizations can ensure they are including high quality indie authors in their work, for mutual benefit. This is facts and figures about indie author income in 2022.
Facebook launches self-publishing platform to pay content providers. Substack accused of lack of transparency over advances.
What does self-publishing success mean to you? How do you measure it? ALLi Director Orna Ross explains why she believes it's money - and explains the reasoning and background behind her thinking. Do you agree? Join the conversation!
UPDATE: August 17, 2018. Since the publication of this article, Mr. De Montfort has been in touch with us to…