In today’s episode of the Creative Self-Publishing podcast: Creative Tips for Crowdfunding. ALLi Director Orna Ross has successfully funded her Kickstarter project and has learned a great deal about how to approach a campaign from a creative perspective. "Do it in a creative spirit, especially your first one. You don't know what's going to happen." Listen to more of her advice for those just beginning their crowdfunding adventure.
TikTok sells books in app through TikTok shop. Danielle Steel has nearly sold 1 billion books. Fanfix launches Superlink link in bio service.
Twitter charges for blue ticks may mean paying for visibility. Writers move to Mastodon but the decentralised platform comes with its own issues.
Over the next few months, we're going to feature a selection of the Alliance of Independent Authors authorpreneur members and the inspirational work they do. First in, is Emilia Rose, a patreon and subscription superstar. We're going to examine Emilia's success and look at patreon subscriptions for indie authors.
AI narration of audiobooks may threaten voice actors. US Senate Finance Committee demands publishers explain ebook licenses to libraries.
Publishers sue Audible for up to 5 years missing royalties over lack of returns transparency in Audiblegate latest. Frankfurt loses major exhibitors for its in-person book fair while publishers seem to be thriving without the book fair merry-go-round. Only Fans reverses content crackdown raising questions over the relation between platforms and payment partners.
In the news today, we'll talk about Amazon's new Kindle Vella serial subscription service and what this latest model means for indie authors. It's all part of our continuing coverage of the rise of the book subscription services and the opportunities and dangers they pose. We'll also talk about the London Book Fair's decision to go all virtual this year.
The value of subscription reading platforms shown as Patreon raises $155 valuing it at $4bn while Radish sells for $354m.
Twitter's new super followers offers newsletters and other revenue opportunities. Overdrive CEO looks at future of ebook lending.
Barnes and Noble struggle with royalties to ebook distribution platforms, Patreon lays off staff, and good news for bokosellers might not be what it seems.
Patreon might be looking less attractive to indies but there are new opportunities to microfund through podcasts.
Apple launches a subscription news service and Patreon changes its fee structure while artificial intelligence writes novels.