If you've ever wondered what sales figures for indie authors really mean, and which numbers are important when self-publishing, read on... This month's opinion piece has been contributed by Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) member, Robin Phillips, who writes under the pen name Russell.
Elon Musk has always made a public show of caring about bots on X. Back in the days when the company was called Twitter and he announced he was going to pay an eye watering sum to buy the company, the reason he gave for subsequently trying to back out was that Twitter refused to say how many bots were on the platform. Now Musk is leveraging that performative concern to start charging users of unverified accounts $1 a year.
TikTok is the most popular social media app at the moment amongst authors, especially for its BookTok. So does TikTok still sell books?
Are you finding that your Facebook Author Page generates less response than before? ALLi's social media manager, Karen Lotter, knows…