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Inkitt Inks $39M Deal to Bring Books to Big Screen; ALLi Member Wins Kindle Storyteller Award: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy

With the rise in streaming services, many authors have visions of their stories tapping in to the books-to-big-screen pipeline. So far, Wattpad has come through on this promise to take stories from young writers and sell them to services such as Netflix. Now, there's another company, called Inkitt, and they just got a new round of investment to make that happen.
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Paper Shortage

Paper Shortage, AI Audiobook Narration, and Brief OnlyFans Ban: What Do They All Mean for Indie Authors? Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy

There is a worldwide paper shortage just in time for the holiday book-buying season. How are indies coping? Also, artificial intelligence has come to audiobook narration, and what the brief OnlyFans adult-content ban means for indie authors. These are among the topics discussed on Self-Publishing News with Alli News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy. 
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Paid Newsletters

Indie Authors ‘Go Wide’ With Paid Newsletters: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy

Paid newsletters are an increasingly popular way for authors to keep in touch with their readers. Are they for you? The Alliance of Independent Authors' Self-Publishing News podcast looks at new options for monetizing social media content such as Twitter super followers and Tumblr posts. News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy discuss new ways for indie authors to diversify income streams. Also, do Substack's subscription newsletters offer a real opportunity or a distraction?
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Subscription Services

Kindle Vella and the Rise of Subscription Services: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy

In the news today, we'll talk about Amazon's new Kindle Vella serial subscription service and what this latest model means for indie authors. It's all part of our continuing coverage of the rise of the book subscription services and the opportunities and dangers they pose. We'll also talk about the London Book Fair's decision to go all virtual this year.
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Brexit

What Does Brexit Mean for Indie Authors? Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy

While the United States has been so absorbed with its own problems that Brexit seemed to be something happening in a land far, far away. But, of course, the divorce from the European Union impacts just about everything in the United Kingdom. Fortunately, we have Dan Holloway, who is exploring the labyrinthine implications Brexit has for indie authors.
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Audible Refund

Calling Out Amazon on Audible Refund Policy: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy

ALLi is calling out Amazon on their Audible refund policy, which is resulting in unknown numbers of audiobook authors and narrators around the world being deprived of income. Bookshop.org suffers a glitch, confusing some indie authors, and the end of an era with the end of Book Expo America. 
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