Figures show that author incomes continue to fall. Now is the time to make your website secure or fall foul of Google’s algorithms, while you may already be falling foul of Facebook and Amazon’s.
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GDPR is coming and indies need to understand what it means for them. A big breakthrough for indies is the vote by the Romantic Novelists’ Association to grant full voting rights to self-published members.
Google has launched Talk to Books, which moves discovery beyond metadata and inside books’ covers. Amazon has launched Prime Reading in China, and a new group of small independent publishers is seeking to change the way the industry works.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month’s IndieVoices A brief tour of a cryptocurrency mining operation, and its owner’s mission to fix the […]
This week’s round-up of top self-publishing news stories includes Barnes & Nobles’ withdrawal of Nook, DRM matters, the onward march of ebooks in libraries and a stalemate in China.
With more than 77% of the world’s search traffic handled by Google, high visibility on that search engine is critical. There’s more to visibilty than just a first-page listing on Google, however. One of the most effective ways to increase your visibility in Google is with a Knowledge Panel. Knowledge Panels are eye-catching features that […]
This week’s round-up of the latest self-publishing news from around the globe, by ALLi’s News Editor, Dan Holloway
When I was a teenager, one of the most wonderful things about starting my degree course was getting a store card at the world famous Blackwell’s book shop, with £300 of credit on it. Of course, I had finished my instant purchases before it occurred to me that I’d have to pay it back. Italians […]
To reach more readers with your author website, you need to optimise its visibility – which includes making sure that it’s mobile-friendly. Three internet-savvy ALLi members explain why there’s not a moment to lose in making sure your site passes muster. “Google is changing its algorithms on 21st April to penalise sites that are not […]
Many self-published authors who already worry about spending too much time on long-established social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest have been putting off the task of getting to grips with the newer Google+. American novelist Seeley James makes a strong case for why you should jump right it. How I Learned to Quit Worrying […]