This week's Indie Author Fringe Highlight is hosted by Donna Galanti. Even if you don’t have a polished draft to publish, Donna will show you what you can do right now to successfully pave the way to an author career before…
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INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Orna Ross and the Indie Author Team wrap up the last of this year's Conferences, tell you what their personal highlights were, and announce the winners of the Back Cover Competition.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: James shares his experiences to help you make that transition to full-time author. It’s a realistic goal, and with hard work and a little help, you can achieve it.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: If you're a writer who wants to publish your first book one of the most important decisions you have to make is who to trust to produce and distribute it. Self-publishing is no longer the wild wild west frontier that it was five years ago, but for beginning and emerging authors it can still be a scary and overwhelming place. So who can you trust?
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: From the International Self-Publishing Programme at Frankfurt Book Fair, three Directors of services (Robin Cutler from IngramSpark, Orna Ross from The Alliance of Independent Authors and Kinga Jentetics from PublishDrive) that handle thousands of authors answer questions from an audience of authors. Chaired by Porter Anderson.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: The more we can find out about the performance of other indie authors’ Facebook ads, the more we all stand to gain. Michael Alvear, author of Make A Killing On Kindle, is gathering firsthand experience of Facebook advertising from authors all round the world. Here he presents an interim report on his findings.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: This session is packed with do's and don'ts to help you make the best use of the potential of paper books to reach more readers and sell more books.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Building an author platform takes time and Donna makes the process not only easy but fun. Long before your book is published you can start to create a peer support network, form relationships with authors in your genre, share the wisdom you already have, volunteer for industry organizations and connect with readers via social media (yes, even before your book is out!).
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: If the opportunities of new technologies like the blockchain are realized, we could see authors at the beginning and not the end of the payment chain in publishing, for the first time in history. David Penny interviews Ted Nelson, whose Xanadu project was the forerunner of the WorldWideWeb and who has, since the 1960s, been analysing what's necessary to democratise information and empower content creators. This session also includes a copy of ALLi's campaign manual, "Blockchain For Books."
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Find out what a podcast is, why -- and when -- you might consider creating one, and how to best use it to boost your bottom line from Tim Lewis, founder of Stoneham Press, dedicated to providing information and services to self-published authors, and host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast.
INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: Between them, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have almost a century's experience in books and a multilayered, international publishing and book-selling empire. In this wide ranging and inspiring interview they talk about what it takes to make a life and a living in books, including their latest venture, running three physical bookstores.