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!
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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.
Well that was a week! I won’t go into the details because this isn’t a column about me – but I am delighted to say that I bring this report to you in rather bleary-eyed fashion because as I would usually be putting some structure to the points I have been gathering all week I […]
I go to a lot of events where writers talk about how to be an entrepreneur and how great it is to be indie…because “entrepreneurial spirit”. For several years now there has even been a name for it, the authorpreneur. Now I love reading about Elon Musk as much as the next dreamer, but I […]
Endorsement quotes on book covers: do you use them? Should you? How do you get them? ALLi authors discuss…
Excuse me while I just settle down and get comfortable in my new home here on a Tuesday. I look forward to welcoming you here. OK, now I’ve popped next door to Monday’s opinion column and borrowed a pint of milk, here we go. Kobo In case it sometimes seems that when it comes to ebook […]
OK, wars is too strong a word, but this week, the predominant theme I have been coming across is that of digital and physical, and the relation between the two. It’s a perennially fascinating thing to get played out, and this week was given some added interest by the fact I took part in a […]
The big literary event of the week for me was the year’s first Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, an event that happens just three times a year. The title was the wonderfully tempting “Poetry and the Underworld: Access All Areas”, and Simon Armitage took us on a wonderful exploration of the poet’s conversation with death. […]
It was only last week that the drums were rolling in anticipation of the Indie Author Fringe that accompanied Frankfurt Book Fair, and now the stalls are swept, the moth balls installed, and scenic sagebrush is tumbling through the alleyways until the next time. If you missed any of the fabulous events from 24 hours […]
In our new occasional series on how ALLi members work together to mutual benefit, here’s an interesting case study from author Alison Ripley-Cubitt, describing how fellow ALLi novelist Jane Davis inspired her to spend her $100 marketing budget to best effect. This story was originally shared in our private Facebook group, available exclusive to ALLi members. […]