This year has been difficult for many of us across the globe and industry. The pandemic has caused disruption for families, businesses and creativity alike. As we draw close to the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors team looks back at 2020, both the difficulties and the successes as well as what may come next. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Review 2020.
Covid hasn't lowered book sales but people have bought from Amazon not bookstores; Amazon in Sweden; Audio white paper at Frankfurt.
Leaders around the world have told us that we are in the middle of the health crisis induced by COVID-19, coronavirus, and we are all now facing into its implications. Most of us, we are told, can expect nothing worse than a week in bed with flu-like symptoms, but some of us are greatly vulnerable. We at ALLi want to wish you and your loved ones wellness and recovery. Your health and wellbeing is what’s most important at this time. Stay as safe as you can.
For this special edition of Inspirational Indie Authors, "Writing on Lockdown," I'm going to do something a little different. I've asked the other AskALLi podcasters, and a few previous guests, to talk to us about how they're coping during the COVID-19 crisis, how they are staying connected with other writers and with their readers, and to contribute some inspirational words on how to continue to write under this kind of stress.
In the last few weeks, much has changed as COVID-19 sweeps the world, impacting lives and the economy. In this special episode, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss how indie authors can stay physically and mentally well, and keep writing, publishing, and sensitively marketing books—as well as how to prepare for potentially challenging times ahead.
Do you want to perfect your book launches? Do you wonder if book launches are even relevant in 2020? This week’s AskALLi session with Sacha Black and Adam Croft will discuss the conflicting and often confusing subject of launching your book and giving it the greatest chance of success.
The end of sales tax on ebooks in the UK and the impact of coronavirus: libraries with a leading role in delivering digital reading and Amazon's priorities.
Coronavirus continues to have an impact on book conference season;details of ALLi's Self-publishig Advice Conference; new research into reading habits.
This week has been about whether coronavirus would cause London Book Fair to be cancelled. Wattpad introduce a new feature to support mature content.
Ingram Spark announces new content guidelines and a review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act begins while Coronavirus hits book fairs.