Whether you're a firm fan of futurism or you're a little hesitant at the quantity of technology being created, educating yourself on what's to come is important to creating a sustainable business. Four women in the publishing industry who have a keen eye for predicting future trends are Alliance of Independent Authors Director Orna Ross, Joanna Penn, Jane Friedman and Becca Syme. Today, the AskALLi team asks them how they predict and profit from publishing trends.
Last time we looked at the previous decade in self-publishing. This time out, Alliance of Independent Authors director Orna Ross identifies what she sees as the seven trends that will power self-publishing in the coming decade. This is the next ten years: self-publishing predictions 2022.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions about publishing after the lockdown. It was an open chat rather than having a guest.
As we move into the final quarter of the year, it tends to be a time of reflection and future gazing. Partner member Karen Williams, The Book Mentor, looks to the future of nonfiction publishing.
What can artificial intelligence and blockchain do for you? Kathy Meis of Bublish gives a clear summary and a link to a free webinar on 13 February. (Can't make the event live? Register anyway to access post-event recording.)
Choosing to self-publish liberates authors from the need to write within the constraints of fiction genres favoured by trade publishers.…