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This Week’s Self-publishing News: Diversity & Payment for Authors

This week’s news on all things self-publishing-related includes the announcement of a new inclusive book prize aiming to address diversity; a snapshot of some of the huge book festivals now underway round the globe; the ongoing issue of authors not being paid; why  independent bookstores could have more beneficial relationships with indie authors; and how […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Love writing – detest editing? Among this week’s good news reports is that an innovative self-publishing tool is at hand for formatting and conversion – and it’s free. As for conflicting data on digital book sales, a new indie author-inclusive survey aims to give a fuller picture on the under-reported self-publishing sector.  Elsewhere, no surprises […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

It’s been a week when authors got results for speaking up about being paid fairly. Valerie Shanley gets the lowdown from ALLi partners and friends on this and all the news self-publishing related, including upcoming indie author events such as ALLi’s new look Fringe Festivals tied into the three biggest book fairs worldwide, plus discussion […]

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2015 – Self-publishing News Review

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 […]

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Author Day 2015: Indie Author Feedback

On Monday, The Bookseller, the trade magazine for the UK publishing industry, ran a one-day conference called Author Day (“It’s time for authors to have their day”). That writers agree with that sentiment was evidenced by the social media response, which saw the hashtag #AuthorDay trending on Twitter, and many writers misunderstanding, saying how wonderful that authors now […]

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Declining the e-books sales blip

This Week’s Self-publishing News

Competing headlines may claim a decline in e-book sales, but indie authors are the ones continuing to thrive in the contested digital market. And then there’s the independent stores opening up whole new chapters in the business of bookselling. Valerie Shanley reports on how indie is increasingly where it’s at in publishing, with news  from […]

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Mika Yamamoto, director of marketing for Amazon Books, works inside of Amazon Books in Seattle Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. Amazon Books, the company's first brick-and-mortar store, will open tomorrow Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Seattle's University District.

This Week’s Self-publishing News

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 […]

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No book leafs unturned - except when it's an ebook

This Week’s Self-publishing News

Self-publishing news for Halloween looks at the latest report claiming a decline in sales of ebooks, this time in Canada,  and also those questions being asked in high places (that’s the EU) on the inequity on taxation and re-selling rights between digital and print. Valerie Shanley hollows out the big indie news pumpkin with this […]

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ALLi at your service

This Week’s Self-publishing News

All publishing eyes are on the Frankfurt Book Fair just now, and ALLi is right in there at the heart of the self-publishing action.  Valerie Shanley has been catching up on all of the news with ALLi partners and friends from the world’s largest book festival.       Take your ALLi Partner (Directory) at the […]

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