My guest this episode is Russell Nohelty, a bestselling fantasy author and ALLi's crowdfunding adviser. He has helped authors raise over $1.5 million through crowdfunding, and nearly $500,000 for his own publishing projects. And, lately, he's a big advocate of the Substack platform for indie authors.
Amazon to close Book Depository. IPA welcomes Internet Archive ruling. Twitter takes on Substack, and can AI commit libel?
Twitter charges for blue ticks may mean paying for visibility. Writers move to Mastodon but the decentralised platform comes with its own issues.
The winners of the 2022 Selfies Awards, Substack introduces of podcasting, Etsy sellers protest fee increase.
Salman Rushdie is to publish his next book as a serial on Substack. DigitalBookWorld's upcoming programme focuses on audio and AI, with the inevitable session on NFTs.
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.