Tag Archives | Jim Giammatteo

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ALLi Watchdog Jim needs your help

Orna Ross Writes: Normally our news posts are about services or events that help you. This week, we’re calling on your help for an outstanding contributor to the indie author movement. I’ve never met Jim Giammatteo in person (except on Skype) but through the wonders of the Internet, I’ve had the pleasure of working with […]

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Watchdog: Review of Bookbaby

As part of our regular monthly self-publishing Watchdog series, our official ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo turns the spotlight on Bookbaby and investigates what this well-known service provider’s recent changes mean to indie authors wishing to use its distribution services. We covered a lot of aggregators in the “Choosing a Self-Publishing Service” book, released earlier this year, […]

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Smashwords Commended by ALLi’s Author Service Award 2014

In today’s Opinion slot,  Giacomo Giammatteo of our Watchdog team, fresh from updating ALLi’s guide book Choosing A Self-Publishing Service, pays tribute to Smashwords, which has just been awarded ALLi’s Author Service Award 2014. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’ll come right out and say it – the publishing world is in an obvious state […]

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Review: Penguin’s Author Solutions Still Poor Self-Publishing Service Choice

It’s update time for  our Choosing A Self-Publishing Service Guidebook. Our latest edition will be released next week on Amazon and all major retailers and will launch at Book Expo America. Orna Ross, Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors, sounds a warning note from the guide — and invites you to tell your story about your self-publishing service below. You […]

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