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.
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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.
Phew, the dust has settled, we are back to Friday, and there is just time to catch our collective breath. But only just, because For every thing there is a season. And this is the season of the conference. Please check out our upcoming events sections for details of conferences happening near you, and if […]
The rise and fall and rise of e-books, royalty descents, new arrivals, sudden departures, court cases, fake reviews and a proliferation of pirates – these were just some of the stories featured in our regular self-publishing related news posted here on the blog during 2015. Although our ALLi Director Orna Ross reflects that a modicum […]
Amazon set the publishing newswires buzzing this week on opening their first physical bookstore in Seattle. Also, how healthy is the e-book subscription service for authors? And fancy contributing to a new literary space in one of the world’s most successful online newspapers?Valerie Shanley has been finding out from ALLi partners and friends in this […]