Paid newsletters are an increasingly popular way for authors to keep in touch with their readers. Are they for you? The Alliance of Independent Authors' Self-Publishing News podcast looks at new options for monetizing social media content such as Twitter super followers and Tumblr posts. News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy discuss new ways for indie authors to diversify income streams. Also, do Substack's subscription newsletters offer a real opportunity or a distraction?
Overdrive, Pratilipi, and Substack offer new opportunities for going wide, and the book industry starts to reopen.
eBookFairs launches a tool for checking how covers work across different media. Bookshop.org continues to thrive
Facebook launches self-publishing platform to pay content providers. Substack accused of lack of transparency over advances.
Twitter's new super followers offers newsletters and other revenue opportunities. Overdrive CEO looks at future of ebook lending.