Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it's our monthly IndieVoices' self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month's IndieVoices…
Bookbeat Insights offers transparency for authors making their work available on subecription services; new opportunities from Twitch.
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.
Smashwords launches a presales feature, and a newspaper makes a confusing claim that audiobook sales will overtake ebooks in 2020.
Bogota Book Fair opens its doors to indies, StreeLib opens 20 new portals & there are new offerings from Smashwords and Draft2Digital.
Plagiarism is in the news, possibly targeting indies and on KDP in general and we examine the indie presence at London Book Fair.
Booksellers stand up to Amazon and force a backdown over the withdrawal of the Abebooks website from several countries. Smashwords celebrates its half millionth title with a radical site overhaul.
What did Amazon Prime Day deliver except pictures of dogs? New distribution opportunities from Smashwords and PublishDrive.
Indie authors' questions answered in this month's AskALLi Q&A include issues about pen names, rights sales, reviewers and translations - and many other aspects of self-publishing. Catch the answers here - and feel free to put your own questions for next time!
Smashwords partners with Findaway Voices, more than a million ebooks have now been borrowed through Overdrive, and we meet the best ebook coders.
New opportunities open up for indies in Arab reading markets while Barnes and Noble have another bad period and a new crowdfunding site launches for author services.
Now that Pronoun is closing, where should authors turn for distribution? ALLi's Watchdog Desk compares ebook distributors to see how they stack up to Pronoun.