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Self-publishing News: What’s In Store

The big literary event of the week for me was the year’s first Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, an event that happens just three times a year. The title was the wonderfully tempting “Poetry and the Underworld: Access All Areas”, and Simon Armitage took us on a wonderful exploration of the poet’s conversation with death. […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

It is a confusing time of year. Here in the UK Facebook feeds have been bursting at the seams with glorious variants on the theme of “Go home April, you’re drunk” as blizzards shoe in the, er, summer. Whichever hemisphere you’re in, at least you can wrap up warm and know that you are free […]

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Mika Yamamoto, director of marketing for Amazon Books, works inside of Amazon Books in Seattle Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. Amazon Books, the company's first brick-and-mortar store, will open tomorrow Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Seattle's University District.

This Week’s Self-publishing News

Amazon set the publishing newswires buzzing this week on opening their first physical bookstore in Seattle. Also, how healthy is the e-book subscription service for authors? And fancy contributing to a new literary space in one of the world’s most successful online newspapers?Valerie Shanley has been finding out from ALLi partners and friends in this […]

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How Indie Authors Should Approach Change in the Publishing industry

Samantha Warren, US author of speculative fiction, highlights one of the many benefits of being a self-published author: the ease with which we may accommodate changes in the publishing industry. Publishing is tough, no matter which way you go. But if you want to succeed in this crazy world of writing, you need to have maneuverability. One […]

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Does Amazon Love Authors?

Revised payment methods for Kindle  Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited, like other Amazon services, are author and reader friendly, argues Orna Ross “Now will you admit that Amazon is no friend to authors?” said my book-loving friend, who had telephoned me from Ireland for a chat. He’d heard a writer on Irish radio talking […]

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