Thinking of going wide? (ie self-publishing on more than a single platform) Already wide and wondering how to make your global marketing more effective? This interview by ALLi Director Orna Ross with Rakuten Kobo's Christine Munroe will provide invaluable help, whatever stage you're at.
The European Union's copyright reform legislation passed last week. Many bodies representing authors and publishers are delighted. Many internet freedom campaigners are devastated. What does this mean for you. Also, interesting developments at Amazon.
In this month's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss the latest news…
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.
Wondering the best way to distribute your self-published books - sticking with Amazon's exclusive deals or going wide? Rosalind Minett's case study explains why going wide - and going direct with Kobo - works best for her.
A new paper from Frankfurt Book Fair makes the case that in a digital world, publishing will move in the direction of subscription and serialisation. The European Union rolls back on legislation to require us all to police every guest post we upload, and Amazon announces this year's Prime Day.
Google has launched Talk to Books, which moves discovery beyond metadata and inside books' covers. Amazon has launched Prime Reading in China, and a new group of small independent publishers is seeking to change the way the industry works.
London Book Fair saw an emphasis on audiobooks, big data, and blockchain. And Amazon runs into problems with scammers while Kobo expands its audiobook offering to France.
Smashwords partners with Findaway Voices, more than a million ebooks have now been borrowed through Overdrive, and we meet the best ebook coders.
Nook and iBooks get a makeover, Rakuten Kobo partners Walmart, and a new prize for thrillers opens its doors to indies
ALLi rounds up the key stories of 2017 for self-publishers from the rise of Blockchain to the downfall of distribution platforms backed by big publishers.
This week's round-up of top self-publishing news stories includes Barnes & Nobles' withdrawal of Nook, DRM matters, the onward march of ebooks in libraries and a stalemate in China.