We look at how the role of author as publisher is changing, and the expansion of ebooks in Africa and audiobooks in India.
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Can hybrid publishing be advantageous to indie authors? Brooke Warner and John Doppler explore this sometimes controversial publishing model.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: Financial risks of self-publishing What about bookstore distribution? But don’t you get advances with traditional publishers? Do you […]
Are you confused about Amazon’s rules for authors? There’s a legal principle known as ignorantia juris non excusat: ignorance of the law excuses nothing. That principle is alive and well at Amazon, where an innocent mistake could remove your book from sale, or even banish you from Amazon entirely. That’s why it’s important for authors to […]
In our latest ALLi podcast, Smashword’s Mark Coker, shares his insights about 10 trends that are driving the future of publishing, and your role as an indie author to help shape that future. He encourages us to imagine the publishing future we want, and then make the decisions today that bring it to fruition.
Indie Author Fringe: Listen in to this frank discussion between Emily Labram, former product manager at HarperCollins and now technologist at Bibliocloud, and Orna Ross, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors
The publishing history of Harper Lee’s novel raises important questions about author care, creative control and the power dynamics of trade publishing, says NYT bestselling author and editor, Joni Rodgers. In spring 1957, Harper Lee’s literary agent shopped Go Set a Watchman around New York and eventually placed it at Lippincott. Editor Tay Hohoff didn’t love the novel […]
“Where there is no gift there is no art,” says Lewis Hyde, in The Gift: How The Creative Spirit Transforms The World. As we count down to IndieReCon, a three-day online conference to which a number of outstanding authors, publishing professionals, and author services have contributed so generously, I’ve been thinking about something Hyde said, when being interviewed about his […]
When author-publishers spend so much time and energy discussing what he terms “the three Rs of self-publishing – reviews, rankings and royalties”, indie author Paul Connolly redirects the spotlight to fall upon the rewards that really count. 2014 was a memorable year for me, with the publication of my first novel, The Fifth Voice, bringing […]
From the Women’s Fiction Festival held recently in Matera, Italy, Ricardo Fayet of ALLi partner member Reedsy reports encouraging news for self-publishing authors throughout Europe . United We Stand Unity and connection between authors has been widely discussed over the past few weeks. This is mainly the result of the much too commented Amazon vs […]