Nervous about moving your CreateSpace books to KDP? It’s easier than it looks! Here’s everything you need to know about the switchover.
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While many first-time indie authors, and more seasoned ones who have been happy with their sales on Amazon, may opt for exclusive publication via CreateSpace for print and Kindle for ebooks, more and more authors are “going wide” i.e. seeking broader distribution through other channels. “I want to create my books, and then fling them […]
We are delighted to share the exciting news that IngramSpark and the Alliance of Independent Authors is to pilot an innovative programme for self-publishers. In partnership with The Alliance of Independent Authors(ALLi), the publlishing platform Ingram Spark (IS) is to enter up to 200 suitable self-published titles in Nielsen’s Enhanced Bibliographic Data Feed, a service previously only available to […]
It has been a sad literary week for the poets among us, with the death of Geoffrey Hill, whom many considered the greatest poet writing in the English Language. A man as famous for his difficulty and obstinacy as his brilliance, the one thing that cannot be disputed is that, like that other recent departure […]
A terrific and comprehensive post on the topic of ISBNs, the unique international identifier given to every book, from ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo. His advice will equip you to make the right decisions for your own self-published books. Everything You Need To Know About ISBNs Be warned—this is a long post, but it covers a […]
The days of ending up with a garage full of paperbacks you can’t sell are over (and have been for a while), but there’s still Vanity Press and Assisted Publishing Services that don’t care if you print more copies of your paperback than you really need, and have nowhere to park your car.
You know how sometimes there just seems to be nothing to say? Well this week is definitely not one of those times. Looking at my “list of possible links” (yes, that is a thing, and yes, me telling you it is a thing constitutes, in a way a bona fide “how I do it” top […]
British indie author David Penny shares his experience of a tour of the UK printing facility of Ingram Spark, the global distributor of books favoured by many self-published authors for both print-on-demand books and ebooks.) On Friday 25th September 2015 I attended an event at the Ingram printing facility in Milton Keynes, together with other […]
Following on from Karen Myers’ article on How to Use CreateSpace and IngramSpark Together, British author J A Lang digs into the nitty-gritty of getting your print book files ready for distribution on these two popular print-on-demand (POD) platforms. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by its new KDPPrint service. ALLi now recommends […]
The Three Steps to Success Step 1: Organize What You Have The first step will make you feel good, really good. I don’t care if you have a binder stuffed with hand-written recipes inked onto napkins and soiled notebook papers. You just need to find your niche, and if you have been doing something for long enough, […]