Wondering why Amazon sometimes reduces prices of your print books without telling you? Wondering whose pocket the discount comes out of? This post tells you why it’s good news for the author and how to make the most of it.
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In this month’s Ask ALLi Beginners’ Self-publishing Salon we introduce two new hosts, Iain Rob Wright and Jyotsna Ramachandran, talking about how to format ebooks and print books like a pro
How to make the most of the additional opportunities the festive season brings to sell paperback copies of your self-published books – and to plan ahead for Christmas 2018!
ALLi’s founder and director Orna Ross considers the tricky issue of terminology when talking about self-published books in their many different forms. “What do we think about ‘p-book’?” asked Andy Lowe, ALLi’s watchdog recently. “I’ve heard some of our US members say it,” I said. “I guess it makes sense. E-book = electronic book. P-book = […]
“I initially refused to publish ebooks because I thought they were so damned ugly, and I resented my lack of control over what a reader saw,” says prolific US author Michael N Marcus, who has been writing books since 1977 and self-publishing them since 2008. Here he confesses how and why he eventually learned to stop worrying […]
Joel Friedlander, author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion and book design advisor to the Alliance (ALLi), always impresses with the depth of his knowledge, not just on design matters but everything to do with self-publishing. He’s releasing a series of training videos, called The Self Publishing Roadmap, packed with useful information and tips — and is […]
1. From Bard to Scribe Publishing began with the transition from oral to written culture. In traditional society, bards were renowned and respected and supported themselves by travelling and sharing their stories and information with the community at large. This spoken tradition shaped the way words were heard, held and passed on for centuries, probably millennia […]