Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A:…
Is Tencent about to buy Wattpad, a replacement for Book Expo, first year sales figures for Bookshop.org, fake Goodreads reviews.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Getting the Most From Online Communities
As Tik Tok and Spotify show, streaming could be catastrophic for author revenue, net neutrality upheld in European courts.
Frustrated at how hard it is to boost your books' discoverability? This innovative new book review service, Reedsy Discovery, is worth checking out. As it launches, Reedsy's co-founder Ricardo Fayet invites your feedback.
Are you worried that book reviews aren't coming in as quickly as you'd like? Read this checklist of 15 things you can do to build up reviews and see if you are missing any tricks! Compiled from the ALLi Hive wisdom.
It's too easy to remember the bad reviews and forget the good ones - so here's how and why to keep track of all your best reviews and how to use them to advantage both for personal motivation and for book marketing.
ALLi's self-publishing news looks back at the 2017 Futurebook conference, with an emphasis on inclusion and blockchain, and explores exciting news on audiobooks from Storytel and on the expansion of PublishDrive, while the news of Kindle giveaways from Goodreads makes less enticing reading.
A handy summary of top self-publishing news stories this week including the closure of Amazon's Forum, a new Wattpad initiative, and indie author activity at Frankfurt Book Fair
Let Barb Drozdowich help you optimize your Goodreads presence, share some tricks to navigating this large site and describe how (and why) to use some of the powerful features.
Do you ever give your self-published books away free? Should you? Michael Jason Brandt plays devil's advocate on the issue.
In this interview with David Penny of ALLi, Dan Blank discusses the psychology of writing, how to find alternative outlets for your books, and how writers can use available resources to research their reader audience.