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Amazon has finally opened its first staff-less shop to the public, Wattpad has secured $51m funding to expand its machine learning, and several platforms have expandd their offerings to readers.
Our weekly round-up of top self-publishing news includes new offerings from KDP Print and Buk, Overdrive’s new service for libraries, and an inspiring role model via Wattpad.
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.
This week the Alliance of Independent Authors’s self-publishing news bulletin investigates B&N rumours, reports upbeat news from libraries, and shares a great new free image resource.
Libraries are magical places. I am absurdly lucky in Oxford to spend a great deal of time in some of the most remarkable reading rooms in the world, from the eccentric rotunda of the Radcliffe Camera to thousands of the world’s earliest printed texts in Duke Humfrey’s Reading Room. Libraries are doorways for the mind, […]
This week’s must-read round-up of self-publishing news for indie authors includes news on key distributors, aggregators and bookstores – brought to you by ALLi’s news editor Dan Holloway.
If you’re like me, then you will be thinking pretty much what I’m thinking. It’s that time of year. The year is so young and so full of possibility. And so old and full of disappointment. It’s the time when it’s not too late to claw back those ambitions we had do firmly in our […]
I have always loved that thing about doing something not because it’s easy but because it’s hard, not because it’s what everyone does but because it’s what no one has done. For me that’s what’s wonderful about being an indie writer. This is our chance to do something extraordinary. To write what no one else […]
A terrific and comprehensive post on the topic of ISBNs, the unique international identifier given to every book, from ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo. His advice will equip you to make the right decisions for your own self-published books. Everything You Need To Know About ISBNs Be warned—this is a long post, but it covers a […]