Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2020 Week 18

This week’s highlights: Michael La Ronn and I answer member questions including, Why Do I Need an Author Website?; Howard Lovy interviews Sara Easterly, an adoptee who wrote a book about her quest to find her birth mother…and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors blog roundup 2020 Week 9.

Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:

  • In the latest #AskALLi Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News Salon, Michael La Ronn and I answer member questions including:
    • Will IngramSpark promotion for ALLi members continue in 2020?
    • Do I need a different ISBN for each format of my book?
    • Where can I find ALLi’s Watchdog list of service providers?
    • How do I vet a service provider that may not be listed in the directory?
  • This week’s Inspirational Indie Authors podcast sees Howard Lovy interviewing Sara Easterly, an adoptee who wrote a book, Searching for Mom, about her quest to find her birth mother. But, more than that, her book is a spiritual and emotional search that tries to come to terms with something experienced by many adoptees, a feeling of abandonment.
  • Content marketing is a popular and effective form of marketing but many authors think it works best for nonfiction. Not so. This week’s #AskALLi Ultimate Guide gives you everything you need to know to supercharge your fiction content marketing.
  • And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at; Ingram Spark cracking down on dubious content; copyright; coronavirus; and Storytel and author earnings.

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).