Wondering the best way to distribute your self-published books – sticking with Amazon’s exclusive deals or going wide? Rosalind Minett’s case study explains why going wide – and going direct with Kobo – works best for her.
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Piracy is in the news this week, with file sharing site oceanofpdf taken offline and a new study that posits a direct link between piracy and reduced sales.
Top stories from this week’s news round-up include reflections on the 10th anniversary of the Kindle, the future post-Pronoun, and a new study of how readers view Amazon’s book pages.
Now that Pronoun is closing, where should authors turn for distribution? ALLi’s Watchdog Desk compares ebook distributors to see how they stack up to Pronoun.
Libraries are magical places. I am absurdly lucky in Oxford to spend a great deal of time in some of the most remarkable reading rooms in the world, from the eccentric rotunda of the Radcliffe Camera to thousands of the world’s earliest printed texts in Duke Humfrey’s Reading Room. Libraries are doorways for the mind, […]
Each month Orna Ross and Joanna Penn join forces to bring you The Advanced Self-Publishing Salon, a live online broadcast where they discuss what’s going on in the publishing industry, and provide an update on the latest tools and techniques that are helping them achieve their writing and publishing goals.
Why indie authors should add audiobooks to their catalogue – and how to do it in an affordable manner
It’s less than a month until what will be my third 100 kilometre ultramarathon. I have had a terrible year for training, drifting from injury to virus and back again. Of late, my injuries have been so many I have taken to doing my actual aerobic training on a rowing machine, pretty much resting my […]
As this goes to press, I will be standing in front of a class of 30 or so Masters students on a publishing module in one of the UK’s leading universities in the area. And I will be talking about self-publishing. For three hours. Well, I hope I won’t be talking for three hours – […]
It’s not easy writing topical introductions to a global column. At least, it’s not when you’re from the UK and the thing you naturally talk about most is the weather. Because it would make no sense for me to talk about how I’ve been running through the snow and expecting our boiling Australian readers to […]