Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2020 Week 18

This week’s highlights: The Pros and Cons of Being a Hybrid Author; I discuss my Self-Publishing Predictions for 2020 and the 2020s…and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors blog roundup 2020 Week 2.

Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:

  • Today, as indie authors get to grips with a plethora of technology, I look to the future, with seven key self-publishing predictions for 2020 — and the 2020s.
  • There are ten key business models that are working for writers right now. Being a hybrid author (both traditionally and self-published) is just one of them. Authorpreneur member Sara Rosett discusses the pros and cons of being hybrid.
  • Libraries don’t buy directly from publishers or authors, but from distributors. So your first step is to get your book into a library vendor catalog, by uploading your titles to the right book distributor.
  • It’s a new year! Which (for those who love to plan) means it’s time to start planning for 2020. ALLi Author member, Rachel McCollin shows you how to identify your writing goals so you can plan the best writing year you’ve had.
  • Parallel to the growth of self-publishing, poetry became one of the fastest-growing genres in the late 2010s. So, last year #AskAlli responded to this exciting and heartwarming trend by introducing our new monthly podcast, the Self-Publishing Poetry Salon. Today, Dalma Szentpály, my fellow host, looks back at 2019 for a poetry podcast round up.
  • You’d be forgiven for thinking book proposals are reserved for the traditional publishing world. But Michele DeFilippo, ALLi Partner member from 1106 Designs, thinks we should all be writing a book proposal to ourselves to save time, effort and money in the long run.
  • And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at; Storytel of the year; Audible Captions; Romance Writers of America; technology: ebooks and AI, and the future for indies.

Lots to learn and ponder, as ever.

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Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).