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.
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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.
Well, that was a week. Apologies if any of this is incoherent at all – just as I was sitting down to write this, the building where I do my day job decided to burn down. Well, it didn’t decide, there was an electrical thing. But the upshot is I spent my afternoon coordinating emergency […]
Hmm. I am temporarily out of extraneous metaphors this week, in large part because I’m still recovering from running my first marathon of the season, a particularly exhausting affair that took me through baking sun and blowing rain, urban sprawl and deserted woods, often feeling utterly lost, mostly feeling utterly shattered, having to trust in […]
Love it or hate it, the website Goodreads has one indisputably useful facility for authors: the opportunity to offer a “Goodreads Giveway” to attract new readers at next to no cost, provided that you go about it in the right way. Author Advice Centre editor Debbie Young provides a quick-fire introduction to Goodreads Giveways to […]