I first launched my IndieVoices podcast in March 2017 as a way of helping to amplify voices that had been marginalized—politically, artistically, socially, and in many other ways that have tragically divided us recently. I truly believe that everybody with…
For the next edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re moving on to the giant that is Amazon. If you missed our introduction series to global book markets, you can read them here: Africa, India and China markets in Asia, the Middle East North Africa markets, the Ibero-America markets, the Asia-Pacific markets and the European markets, and also a special edition on the English-language markets. This is international insights: Amazon edition.
Data Guy keynotes at Futurebook 2019, Dean R Koontz's deal with Amazon, Amazon's new store layout, and the death of the long tail
PublishDrive launches a subscription-only model for authors, Amazon pilots a one-tap rating feature, and librarians take on publishers at DigitalBookWorld.se
How much a writer earns from writing continues to make depressing reading, and a clash in Swedish audio subscription has global consequences.
Spend a useful half-hour listening to ALLi's latest Beginning Self-publishing Podcast to pick up top tips on book pricing, including royalty rates on different platforms, the value and use of permafree, and countdown deals.
Pick up great ideas and tips for experimenting with your ebook pricing strategy from ALLi Professional member Seeley James, who generously shares the conclusions from his price testing on the blog here
Hachette's CEO claims that ebooks are a stupid product but admits publishers are partly to blame, while Amazon's own imprints look strangely dominant in its bestseller charts, and sales of ebooks in Germany stagnate.
In this month's Ask ALLi Beginners' Self-publishing Salon we introduce two new hosts, Iain Rob Wright and Jyotsna Ramachandran, talking about how to format ebooks and print books like a pro
Wondering whether you've got the price right for your ebooks? Check these 8 simple tips to help you optimise sales and profitability.
This week's self-publishing headlines include exciting news about the penetration of ebooks in Africa, the rise in audiobook downloads and baby steps in academic publishing reform.
Clear instructions on how to use Calibre to format ebooks which include a lot of illustrations or photos, by Rose Deakin