A self-publisher’s attempt to trademark a word in the title of her bestselling series has indies up in arms. The ebook market in India continues to expand, and Dropbox launches an ePub reader.
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Here’s a handy checklist of pointers to help you optimise your book’s visibility on Amazon – make sure you’re not missing out on any of these valuable tips to help you make your book more discoverable and to sell more books!
With more than 77% of the world’s search traffic handled by Google, high visibility on that search engine is critical. There’s more to visibilty than just a first-page listing on Google, however. One of the most effective ways to increase your visibility in Google is with a Knowledge Panel. Knowledge Panels are eye-catching features that […]
The end of the year is a great time to take stock of the many places that hold data about you and yours books – here’s a handy checklist
We are delighted to share the exciting news that IngramSpark and the Alliance of Independent Authors is to pilot an innovative programme for self-publishers. In partnership with The Alliance of Independent Authors(ALLi), the publlishing platform Ingram Spark (IS) is to enter up to 200 suitable self-published titles in Nielsen’s Enhanced Bibliographic Data Feed, a service previously only available to […]
It has been a sad literary week for the poets among us, with the death of Geoffrey Hill, whom many considered the greatest poet writing in the English Language. A man as famous for his difficulty and obstinacy as his brilliance, the one thing that cannot be disputed is that, like that other recent departure […]
Indie Author Fringe: Today, word-of-mouth involves computers. In this video, Kathy Meis from Bublish, talks about why metadata is more important than ever in defining how authors and books are discovered.
“It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” says ALLi’s US Advisor Jane Friedman, in this comprehensive article on how online search algorithms are changing the challenges of book marketing for self-published and trade-published authors alike. This piece is substantially longer than our usual blog posts, but is well worth reading for its detailed insight and advice. […]