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The Decline and Fall of the Vanity Press

Vanity presses — predatory companies that sell authors worthless or overpriced services — profited mightily with the rise of indie publishing. The growth of that industry (or perhaps more accurately, the spread of that cancer) was aided by publishers who eagerly partnered with the worst vanity presses. Simon & Schuster (Archway), HarperCollins (WestBow), Harlequin (DellArte), […]

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Self-publishing News: Flying High

Last weekend I had the privilege of talking about editing at the Triskele Lit Fest, a wonderful event that brought indies, hybrids, and our traditionally-published colleagues, and sat us down together to chew the cud over what actually matters – books. Unusually, I don’t have a witty Dorothy Parker-ism or a delicious Vidal-ish higher truth, […]

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Publishing: Why Author Advocacy Works

How effective author advocacy by campaigners David Gaughran and Victoria Strauss have influenced The Bookseller‘s decision to no longer accept advertisements  from Author Solutions – a report by ALLi’s Press and PR Manager Nerys Hudson, from her office in Berlin, Germany. She also shares David Gaughran’s top tips for adding your voice to the continuing […]

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How Wattpad Gained My Self-Published Novel 500,000 Reads

Drawing on her own success story, indie author Dianne Greenlay explains why she thinks all self-published writers should try using Wattpad to increase the discoverability of their books. Last weekend, my novel, Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest, surpassed the incredible number of a half a million “reads” on Wattpad, the free online app connecting writers […]

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How To Sell More Books: Take Two

ALLi is hosting David Gaughran again tomorrow, Tuesday 9th July  (4:00pm – 5:00pm EDT; 9pm – 10pm GMT), to reprise our advice Q&A. If you registered  last time, you don’t need to do anything, you’ll get an email reminder from Shindig tomorrow. If it’s all new to you: David is the bestselling author of Let’s Get […]

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