The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is almost upon us Digital Book World kicks off this week and there's just five days to go until our own #SelfPubCon. While we’re preparing the presentations, I thought I’d share the schedule so you can plan your conference attendance.
Can you tell which social media promotion services deserve a piece of your marketing budget? We'll show you how to quickly identify the best services.
We've been focused on audiobooks this month, with posts on the future of audiobooks, how to narrate them, and many more. But today brings something a little different. Today, author member Mary Louisa Locke looks to the promotion and marketing of audiobooks.
Poetry is an age-old art for writers, and at last, it seems to be gaining notoriety. But with the boom in poetry business, the market, like all others becomes saturated. So how does one market poetry? Especially on a budget? That's something author member Jessica Cotten is here to explain.
Social media. Love it or hate it, there’s no getting away from it. Whether you’re using it because you feel you have to or because you’re a social media addict who can’t get enough, there is a role for social media for indie authors. In today's post, author member Rachel McCollin teaches us how to avoid wasting writing time.
If you've hung around the indie sphere long enough, then the audio boom isn't news. The question is, are you capitalising on it? Starting an author podcast is work, but it's good work that will reap benefits for the long term. Author member Holly Lyne is here to teach us how to start an author podcast.
The current economics of producing an audiobook is an uphill battle, especially for indie authors. How much of this is due to “price-fixing” by Audible? ALLi Partner Member Tim McConnehey predicts a continued boom in audiobook popularity, and some welcome changes in the way Audible conducts its business.
Wondering how to get more mileage from your Twitter account? Consider hosting a Twitter chat - not as hard as it sounds, once you read social media expert Tim Lewis's simple guide. Join ALLi's new weekly Twitter chat too - every Tuesday 8pm BST - #IndieAuthorChat.
A great reminder in today's encore post from David Penny, author of the Thomas Berrington Historical Mysteries set in the final ten years of Moorish Spain. David makes a plea for indie authors to focus on marketing to their readers rather than to other writers, to make the best use of marketing time and resources, and to free up more time for writing.
An essential part of the indie author's self-publishing process is to complete the metadata on the distribution platforms of your choice. You might hire other professionals for some of the tasks involved in the process, but uploading the metadata is likely to rest with you, the publisher. In today's encore post, Jo Van Every explains how to upload book metadata like a professional.
How to write a trilogy - Rosalind Minett shares the lessons she learned while writing her Relative Invasion trilogy.
If you've ever pulled out your hair trying to figure out how to add spaces between paragraphs, or to bold or italicize your font when formatting book blurb on your Amazon KDP dashboard, you'll appreciate these HTML (hypertext markup language) tips from Rob Johnson.