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KDP Paperbacks: A First Look

Should Authors Move From Createspace to KDPPrint fo Paperbacks? A First Look

Should indie authors move their books from CreateSpace to Kindle Direct Publishing? ALLi’s Watchdog Desk examines the pros and cons of Amazon’s new beta feature, KDP Paperbacks. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by its new KDPPrint service. ALLi now recommends using KDPPrint and IngramSpark together to publish your paperback books. For a […]

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Amazon Rules For Authors. Check Out ALLi’s KDP Rules Roundup

Are you confused about Amazon’s rules for authors? There’s a legal principle known as ignorantia juris non excusat: ignorance of the law excuses nothing. That principle is alive and well at Amazon, where an innocent mistake could remove your book from sale, or even banish you from Amazon entirely. That’s why it’s important for authors to […]

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This Week’s News in Self-publishing

Kick off your sneakers, find a comfy spot,  and follow up on what’s making news with our ALLi partners and friends. Valerie Shanley reports …   Follow-up with your Followers … The Follow button, just under your profile on your Amazon Author page, now lets you share with followers when you have a new release. […]

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How to Use Createspace (KDPPrint) and Ingram Spark Together

In a useful follow-up to Jim Giammatteo’s invaluable Watchdog piece recommending that indie authors use both CreateSpace and Lightning Source simultaneously for effective distribution of print books, US novelist Karen Myers kindly volunteered to provide a personal case study of how this system works for her. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by […]

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Watchdog: Ingram Spark vs CreateSpace (KDPPrint) for Self-publishing Print Books

ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo provides an invaluable detailed analysis of the two biggest print service providers for indie authors, Ingram (via its two different subsets, Lightning Source – for publishers of many books – and Ingram Spark – for individual self-publishers) and Amazon’s CreateSpace. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by its new […]

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Reaching Readers with Kindle Countdown

Indie author Pam Dixon shares her success story using Kindle Countdown to promote her self-published short fiction. The initial KDP Select enrolment period had ended for my e-book, Only a Heartbeat Away, and I was preparing it for distribution on Smashwords, Nook, and Kobo when I learned about Amazon’s Kindle Countdown program. What an intriguing […]

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Join Us for Our Online “Ask Amazon” Event

    Thom Kephart, Amazon’s Community Outreach Product Manager (right) will drop by on Tuesday, 28th January 2014, to answer ALLi members’ questions about Amazon’s publishing platforms for indie authors, KDP and Createspace. We’ve got questions coming in about how to best publish on those platforms, about book marketing vehicles for indie authors, including the possibility of […]

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