Today on the Self-Publishing News podcast: A new ALLi Income Survey will reveal just how much indie authors really make. Also, the US Copyright Office issues ruling on AI-generated text, and how Silicon Valley bank failures impact your author business. News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy discuss these and other stories making the news this month in indie publishing.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast ALLi Director Orna Ross and Enterprise Adviser Joanna Penn discuss how to make more money than the average author. Anecdotal evidence indicates that authors who take self-publishing seriously earn more, on average, than authors who are exclusively trade-published. As ALLi conducts research into independent author income, Orna and Joanna review some initial findings, survey the landscape, and ask: What levers can you pull to make more money as an indie author?
For indie authors, "data" often has negative connotations. We're words people, not numbers. Except, numbers are a core part of business, and we should all be better with data because it helps us grow, and increase income and performance. But what happens when the industry—our industry—doesn't provide us with the data that we need? That's where the Big Indie Data Drop comes in and exactly what the Alliance of Independent Authors is announcing today.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Generating non-book income as an author
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How can you afford to become a writer?
At ALLi we're always looking at different business models for authors and a salary for novelists is a new one on us. A recent innovation announced by De Montfort Literature (DML) will pay writers a small annual salary to write novels, which DML will produce, distribute and promote. We thought we'd ask ALLi Advisors what they think of a salary for novelists. And, of course, we're interested in you our members and readers, and what you think.
Multiple streams of income is more than a buzzword. It's a business model, it's a mindset and it's the best way to ensure a sustainable income from your publishing. Today, the AskALLi team dives deep into the topic and ALLi members weigh in. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors' ultimate guide to multiple streams of income.
As we near the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team wanted to use December to look back at 2020 and the range of ultimate guides and posts we've created to help you write, publish and market your books. Today, we've collated all of the business posts, podcasts and books from the team to help you improve your business skills. Here are the best business tips of 2020.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions to Mark Leslie Lefebvre about creating an income from short fiction.
If you’ve hung around ALLi long enough, you’ll know a sustainable business with multiple streams of income is a core…
It takes so much time and effort to become an indie author. Now, how about a little ROI? Truth is, now that you’ve crystallized your ideas into book form, there are multiple ways to spin your book into gold — aka make more money from your book — by exploring different formats and unique paths to market. In this post, Georgie Hockett has seven suggestions to help you do just that.
Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com, and Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, explain how to scale your author income without compromising your creativity or giving up on your life.