Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2020 Week 18

This week’s highlights: Sacha Black and Adam Croft answer, How Do You Sell Audiobooks Across all Platforms?; Howard Lovy interviews Thomas Lloyd Qualls, who gathered material for two books while backpacking around the world…and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors blog roundup 2020 Week 4.

Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:

  • In this month’s #AskALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction Salon, Sacha Black and Adam Croft discuss the different platforms for audiobook sales and the ever-growing marketing opportunities for both your fiction and nonfiction audiobooks.
  • In, Choosing the Right Audiobook Narrator, Rosalind Minett, ALLi author member debates whether the author’s spoken voice is the best choice for narration or whether we should leave it up to the professionals.
  • Once you’ve published a book or three, it’s easy to forget the emotional rollercoaster the first book took you on. Sure, there are always highs and lows in this business, but there’s nothing quite like the first book. ALLi associate member Dounia Stewart-McMeel knows the emotion of book publishing all too well. She tell us about her journey trying to publish her first book.
  • ALLi partner member and CEO of Fictionary.co Kristina Stanley, is here to explain everything you need to know about fiction editing.
  • This week’s Inspirational Indie Authors podcast sees Howard Lovy interviewing  Thomas Lloyd Qualls, whose personal quest for meaning took him from a law career to becoming a self-described vagabond who backpacked throughout the world. Along the way, he gathered material for two books of dreamlike, transcendent fiction that echo his own spiritual search.
  • In, Writing Competitions: Why Enter and How to Win, Dea Parkin, ALLi partner member, Editor-in-chief at Fiction Feedback and Secretary of the Crime Writers’ Association, gives us an insight into her experience administrating and reading for major writing competitions and advises how best to go about preparing your entry.
  • And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at; data and the indie author; Book Date; libraries, and subscription services.

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).