This week’s highlights: Debbie Young explains how to get bookshop distribution; Howard Lovy interviews inspirational indie author Rachel Thompson on how writing books and helping others brought healing after almost a lifetime of guilt and trauma and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors blog roundup 2019 Week 29
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Now, onto the roundup:
Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:
- In Encore Month: The Narrative Arc English novelist and non-fiction John Lynch discusses the Narrative arc.
- Debbie Young shows you an extract from the ALLi guidebook, How to Get Your Self-published Book into Bookstores, which will help you view the bookstore through the eyes of the bookseller and understand how to get bookshop distribution.
- In Encore Month: Simple Tips for Formatting Your Book Blurb, Rob Johnson shares his top tips on formatting your book blurb on Amazon.
- Authorpreneur Karen Myers explains why you need to keep learning and broaden your business activity in order to remain vibrant, profitable and dynamic in an increasingly diverse publishing marketplace.
- This week’s Inspirational Indie Author Podcast sees Howard Lovy interviewing inspirational indie author Rachel Thompson on being a survivor and an inspiration.
- Partner member Kathy Meis, CEO of Bublish, presents her vision of artificial intelligence and blockchain as a real game-changer for indie authors.
- And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at a new tool to make collaboration easier; the Audie Awards are open for entries; blockchain and copyright redux; and opening markets in Africa.
Lots to learn and ponder, as ever.
Each Wednesday I bring you this round up from the self-publishing advice blog, run by the Alliance of Independent Authors, the non-profit association for self-publishing authors. We offer many benefits to indie authors.