Digital ebooks and audiobooks make up the bulk of income for most indie authors as they are more straightforward to produce and sell. But print books remain popular with readers and the Alliance of Independent Authors recommends that indie authors produce print books too. In this post, the AskALLi team looks at print publishing options for indie authors and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The CASE Act comes one step closer to becoming law and allowing authors to pursue damages for copyright infringement through the small claims courts.
Ever had problems making the book blurb on your Amazon sales pages look right? Frustrated by the apparent need to use different methods for KDP Print and KDP ebooks? Problem solved: read Rob Johnson's easy how-to guide here.
Wattpad have finally entered the full-on publishing world with Wattpad Books, while KDP print offers fewer language options than Createspace.
Wondering why Amazon sometimes reduces prices of your print books without telling you? Wondering whose pocket the discount comes out of? This post tells you why it's good news for the author and how to make the most of it.
We talk a lot about each end of the distribution chain - POD production and sales in bookstores - so Clare Flynn's post profiling book wholesaler Gardners provides valuable insights into the bit in between!
Want to sell more paperbacks around the world? Then make sure you self-publish them via both IngramSpark and KDPPrint - this post will tell you why and how.
Nervous about moving your CreateSpace books to KDP? It's easier than it looks! Here's everything you need to know about the switchover.
There is a new campaign to promote bricks and mortar bookstores, but many indie bookstores are at odds with indie writers over Amazon.
If you ever receive an invitation to attend an Amazon Academy conference, snap it up! Three ALLi authors share their verdict on the latest. Plus a reminder of an exclusive tour opportunity at IngramSpark next month.
The first ever academic survey into the factors that lead to someone becoming a writer has started to unveil its findings. A novel self-published through soon to be defunct Createspace has been shortlisted for a major French literary prize, causing outrage amongst booksellers.
Walmart is going into the ebook market in a big way including audiobook subscription, thanks to a new partnership with Rakuten's Kobo and Overdrive. And Amazon has finally merged KDP Print and Createspace.