Possible consequences for Amazon of European Union's Digital Services Act, designed to ensure interoperability. And what it would mean for indie authors who congregate on Twitter if Elon Musk bought our favourite social media.
World Book Day survey reveals which genres people read in which countries. Print on demand might solve publishing’s paper shortage.
Audiobooks double digit growth in UK for 7th year running, DeepZen seeks your thoughts on artificial intelligence and audiobook narration
A perennial problem for indie authors is the interplay between Amazon and IngramSpark, where POD titles by Ingram are marked on Amazon as requiring days, weeks, or even months for fulfillment; or they are shown as "out of stock" entirely. Today, John Doppler ALLi's Watchdog and Adam Croft, discuss the issue of Amazon and IngramSpark delays.
Digital ebooks and audiobooks make up the bulk of income for most indie authors as they are more straightforward to produce and sell. But print books remain popular with readers and the Alliance of Independent Authors recommends that indie authors produce print books too. In this post, the AskALLi team looks at print publishing options for indie authors and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
A BBC documentary looks at what Amazon knows about the way you use your Kindle. New research will look at whether other media poses a threat to reading.
A new benefit of using print-on-demand to add to your list: this fab, fun and affordable service from IngramSpark to add a one-off personalized front page to your books, at just $1 a time. How will you use it to promote your books? We share some ideas.
This extract from ALLi's Guidebook on Choosing the Best Self-publishing Services is a powerful reminder of the many benefits the modern form of self-publishing offers indie authors in the digital age
Do you know the difference between offset litho and print on demand, and the many extra features it offset can make available for your books? Read this post by ALLi Partner Print2Demand's Dale Burgess to find out!
Like to know more about the different binding options for print-on-demand books? Dale Burgess of ALLi Partner Print2Demand explains the processes and the technology to help you choose the best for your self-published paperbacks.
Indie authors, unlike trade published authors, have to deal with misprinted books themselves - Roz Morris offers top tips
Need help with determining the best self-publishing path for your book? We've put together this roundup of 13 posts from 2016 to help you with the distribution decisions you need to make to achieve your 2017 indie author goals.