Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2019 Week 43

This week’s highlights: I talk about why author income should be a measure of publishing success; Howard Lovy revisits the topic of ageism and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors blog roundup 2019 Week 31.

But, before all that:

75% Discount off Tickets to Digital Book World 2019!

Alliance of Independent Authors Blog Roundup 2019 Week 31ALLI will be attending DBW again this year. DBW promises “Thought leadership, best practices, and the gathering of community across the wide world of publishing”. The conference is jam-packed with speakers, workshops, and fireside chats to inform, inspire, and illuminate the way forward in the publishing industry, including author-publishing and other kinds of micro-publishers.

This is not an author conference, per se, but an industry gathering that will be of interest to those ALLi members keen to keep their finger on the pulse of what’s changing and coming in the publishing industry.

If you’re inspired by the big picture this is the conference for you.

I’ll be helping to kick off DBW2019 with a pre-conference workshop on book marketing for authors and indie publishers on Monday, September 9th. You’ll also find sessions on:

  • podcasting as marketing
  • literacy, digital publishing, and minority languages
  • what’s next in audiobook production
  • what drives valuations of the modern publisher
  • bringing digital tools into storytelling for children
  • connecting interactivity to narrative
  • data-driven marketing
  • trends driving innovation

Check out the rest of the program here.

Understanding that industry prices are a stretch for authors, our friends at DBW have offered ALLi members a limited number of deeply discounted tickets for those who want to attend DBW2019 (September 10 – 12, 2019). To be precise: 75% off.

Which we think is pretty excellent.

Use the discount code ALLIDBW2019 at checkout and join me, ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford, and lots of other ALLis and friends in Nashville, Tennessee.

Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:

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.