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.
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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.
A quick round-up of the latest hot news stories in the world of self-publishing, from Amazon, Smashwords, Wattpad, and David Gaughran
This week’s essential self-publishing news round-up from ALLi includes positive developments at Smashwords, perspectives on piracy, and a new survey about Facebook ads for authors.
I type this on what a seat of the pants thriller would romantically call the red-eye shift. To you and me that’s the late and slightly licentious coach back from London to Oxford. Which is where I’ll be spending my nights this week, because for 10 days at the end of every August London hosts […]
This past weekend saw the staging of one of the most iconic events in endurance sport, the Western States 100 mile race. Like thousands of others I was glued to twitter as history appeared to be in the making for more than 70 miles, with ultrarunning phenomenon Jim Walmsley looking to chop 3/4 of an […]
As this goes to press, I will be standing in front of a class of 30 or so Masters students on a publishing module in one of the UK’s leading universities in the area. And I will be talking about self-publishing. For three hours. Well, I hope I won’t be talking for three hours – […]
It’s been a reflective week. Here in Oxford it has been Disability Awareness Week, and I contributed to two events, once as a poet and once simply as a disabled person reflecting on the doors that are open or closed to me that those without disabilities might see very differently. One of the things about […]
FOMO (not to be confused with its spoonerised cousin!). Fear of Missing out. It’s one of the great anxieties of the modern age. The feeling that if we are not constantly doing we will miss out on that one great thing. Worse still, we might be forgotten. We indies certainly know all about that – […]
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.