This week’s highlights: Joanna Penn and I look at some of the AI tools that are already available to us as indie authors; Howard Lovy interviews inspirational indie author H.N. Deeb on how he’s helping to change sci-fi from its sexist past and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors blog roundup 2019 Week 33.
But, before all that:
Today we’re excited to announce something brand new: the upgrade of our ALLi Membership website, including a relaunch of our broadcast salons.
The #AskALLi Self-Publishing Broadcasts will bring to indie authors, as they always have, the latest tips and tools, news and views. As before, I will present the weekly show but we’ll have new topics and co-hosts and an expanded inspirational indie author slot.
Find out more here.
Now, onto the roundup.
Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:
- Joanna Penn and I discuss Artificial Intelligence and the Indie Author in this month’s #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon.
- ALLi Watchdog John Doppler uncovers Amazon’s unwritten print pricing rule.
- Author member Holly Lyne from The Great Western Woods Podcast is here to teach us how to create and run an indie author podcast.
- In this week’s Social Media for Authors post, author member Rachel McCollin teaches us how to avoid wasting writing time.
- This week’s Inspirational Indie Authors podcast sees Howard Lovy interviewing H. N. Deeb, a TV writer who also writes young adult climate fiction or cli-fi, about why he switched careers from law to writing, and how he’s helping to change sci-fi from its sexist past.
- Audiobooks are the flavor of the month. But getting one recorded by a professional doesn’t come cheap. However, Andrene Low author member, is here with a hilarious take on the trials and tribulations of DIY audiobooks.
- And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at tax on ebooks; Wattpad partners with Penguin Random House and PublishDrive’s Abacus; interesting takes on independent booksellers; and a last word on libraries (for now).
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.