Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A:…
Struggling to work out whether your advertising on Amazon, Bookbub, etc is paying its way? Help is at hand with Ricardo Fayet's post explaining number-crunching techniques that work - includes a free spreadsheet!
The Society of Authors sends an open letter asking the UK government to tackle piracy. Storytel continues to grow and Scribd breaks new ground.
The first winner of the Selfies is announced at London Book Fair, and new offerings from BookBub and PublishDrive.
Want to get more mileage out of your book promotion activity? Prefer long-tails and prolonged sales to short sharp spikes? Let Amy Maroney share the top tips she's gleaned from seasoned self-publishing authors.
Are you worried that book reviews aren't coming in as quickly as you'd like? Read this checklist of 15 things you can do to build up reviews and see if you are missing any tricks! Compiled from the ALLi Hive wisdom.
It's too easy to remember the bad reviews and forget the good ones - so here's how and why to keep track of all your best reviews and how to use them to advantage both for personal motivation and for book marketing.
Non-fiction authors often scratch their heads wondering what fiction writers' marketing devices will work for them - and in this Ann Richardson describes how a BookBub promotion made a huge difference to her non-fiction book about hospices.
Top tips on how to make the most of your book launch, including using your mailing list, ads, Bookbub and other promotions to make the most of the 90-day hot new release window - part of our AskALLi podcast series
In a bad week for erotica writers, Amazon doesn't seem to know what it is doing with their rankings. And a major new umbrella organization, the Independent Bookshops' Alliance, launches in UK Parliament.
This week's self-publishing news includes the end of an era at Kobo, tax matters both sides of the Atlantic, & a wake-up call about data storage - plus some fun with the Bad Sex in Fiction awards!
Bookbub has, for a long time now, been regarded as the gold standard in marketing your book. But it has also been incredibly difficult to land a spot there. Two authors who were fortunate enough to be accepted discuss whether the process was worthwhile.