Need an excuse to read instead of writing this holiday season? Go on, you know you want to – and it’ll make you a better writer! Bjorn Larssen’s post about Jolabokaflod provides the excuse and the inspiration that you need to do just that.
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In this week’s Self-publishing News Round-up, we hear how more audiobooks are available for library borrowing, Amazon’s recruiting speaks volumes about the future of work, and we say goodbye to the founder of the Little Free Library.
As libraries play an increasing part in people’s digital reading habits, it is increasingly important for indie writers not to follow the likes of publishing house Tor and restrict libraries’ access to their works. And the UK government launches a competition for an app to improve literacy.
What makes readers actually buy books? Whether your books or anyone else’s? Maggie Lynch delves into various surveys and presents the answers to help you sell your books more effectively.
Do you make time to read for pleasure? If not, you should – it’s the easiest way to enrich your writing and hone your craft as an author. Debbie Young explains why and shares a captivating poem on the topic by Julia Donaldson.
How indie authors can use speedreading to help them self-publish faster by shortening research time – and other exciting benefits, by world champion Dan Holloway.
With how to write and how to self-publish books in abundance, and more being published every day, we invited ALLi members to designate which books had most shaped their writing and turned them into the indie author they are today. When we opened the conversation on the ALLi Facebook forum (for members only), it soon became […]
Valerie Shanley picks the latest from a ripe crop of indie author news from ALLi’s partners and friends. The Girls Are Online, The Boys are on the Page …Interesting stats on gender divides in how we read. First off is the report in The Guardian referencing a study published by the National Literacy Trust showing […]
Children’s author Raymond Bean describes how he discovered and researched the perfect subject for books to engage reluctant young readers. No publisher was interested so he self-published, resulting in a series of best-selling books now being translated and sold around the world. I’ve taught elementary school for fifteen years. There are many challenges when you teach […]