In this month's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss Self-publishing 3.0. Topics discussed this week include An update from Orna on the London Book Fair - the most author-friendly book fairs - and…
For the next edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re moving on to the giant that is Amazon. If you missed our introduction series to global book markets, you can read them here: Africa, India and China markets in Asia, the Middle East North Africa markets, the Ibero-America markets, the Asia-Pacific markets and the European markets, and also a special edition on the English-language markets. This is international insights: Amazon edition.
Author groups are worried by changes to Amazon buy button, artificial intelligence storytelling is coming but virtual reality suffers
Libraries tell readers it's publishers' fault they can't borrow books, and Amazon seem to be ignoring their own rules about titles.
New research shows the books world is not as ready as it could be for artificial intelligence and Amazon launch a Kindle for kids.
ALLi members get a 75% discount code for DigitalBookWorld, Audible Captions delayed and Bibliotheca blames Amazon for libraries dispute.
Subscription reading and audio services show no sign of slowing down, KDP launches new report features, and Kindle supports Traditional Chinese Language.
500+ bookstores celebrate Indie Bookstore Day, Young Adult fiction sparks sales growth & Kindle store survives Amazon's China retreat.
Amazon is set to open its first airport bookstore. The EU's new sales tax rules come into force, meaning member countries do not have to charge sales tax on ebooks.
Writing gives us freedom. Being indies gives us even more freedom. But new research asks how much freedom we really have in this marketplace.
34% of people listened to a podcast last month, and most of them listened to nearly all of it - audio really is the future. And Wattpad remains a great way for authors to develop loyal fans and sell their work.
Indie authors' questions answered in this month's AskALLi Q&A include issues about pen names, rights sales, reviewers and translations - and many other aspects of self-publishing. Catch the answers here - and feel free to put your own questions for next time!