INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Orna Ross and the Indie Author Team wrap up the last of this year's Conferences, tell you what their personal highlights were, and announce the winners of the Back Cover Competition.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: From the International Self-Publishing Programme at Frankfurt Book Fair, three Directors of services (Robin Cutler from IngramSpark, Orna Ross from The Alliance of Independent Authors and Kinga Jentetics from PublishDrive) that handle thousands of authors answer questions from an audience of authors. Chaired by Porter Anderson.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: The more we can find out about the performance of other indie authors’ Facebook ads, the more we all stand to gain. Michael Alvear, author of Make A Killing On Kindle, is gathering firsthand experience of Facebook advertising from authors all round the world. Here he presents an interim report on his findings.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: If the opportunities of new technologies like the blockchain are realized, we could see authors at the beginning and not the end of the payment chain in publishing, for the first time in history. David Penny interviews Ted Nelson, whose Xanadu project was the forerunner of the WorldWideWeb and who has, since the 1960s, been analysing what's necessary to democratise information and empower content creators. This session also includes a copy of ALLi's campaign manual, "Blockchain For Books."
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Find out what a podcast is, why -- and when -- you might consider creating one, and how to best use it to boost your bottom line from Tim Lewis, founder of Stoneham Press, dedicated to providing information and services to self-published authors, and host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Between them, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have almost a century's experience in books and a multilayered, international publishing and book-selling empire. In this wide ranging and inspiring interview they talk about what it takes to make a life and a living in books, including their latest venture, running three physical bookstores.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Kindlepreneur Dave Chesson is interviewed by Ian Sutherland in a wide-ranging discussion covering how authors can make their presence felt, and what tool sets they can use to make their marketing and writing more effective.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Orna Ross, Director of ALLi, shares the core principles of a creative mindset and her favorite creative tools. The aim of this session is to show you how to cultivate the create state, understand your own creative psychology and empower you to write and publish more, faster and better.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: IngramSpark provides a variety of tools for authors to publish in ebook and print and have a distribution network that is linked to physical bookstores through a facility called iPage. Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark, explains best practice for their platform.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: From the International Self-Publishing Programme at Frankfurt Book Fair, Kinga Jentetics CEO & Co-founder of PublishDrive, and one of Forbes “30 under 30” in 2017, explains the challenges and joys of international book distribution for authors.