This week’s highlights: Michael La Ronn and I answer, What to do About Shady Publishers?; Howard Lovy interviews inspirational indie author Phil M. Cohen, who writes Jewish Dystopian fiction and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors blog roundup 2019 Week 44.
Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:
- In this month’s #AskALLi Member’s Q&A, Michael La Ronn and I answer member questions including; Has ALLi ever heard of certain shady publishers?
- As independent authors, one of the biggest challenges we face is “discoverability.” With this in mind, Kristan Julius, ALLi author member checked out the Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize for Indie Authors.
- As a community, we know that audiobooks are booming. But with audio comes a more nuanced range of hurdles to overcome. ALLi author, Sarah Williams explains her experience of producing audiobooks in Australia.
- In, Make the Most of Your ALLi Associate Membership: Everything You Need to Know and More, ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford offers some insight.
- This week’s Inspirational Indie Authors podcast sees Howard Lovy interviewing Phil M. Cohen, a Jewish novelist who creates a dystopian future of uncooperative machines, a messianic Jewish cult, and the quest for control over a powerful new drug.
- ALLi partner member Russell Phillips and collaborator Andrew Knighton teamed up and are here to show you how to collaborate across genres.
- And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at; Copyright & the CASE Act; libraries take the offensive; more Print on Demand options; and Writers Game.
Lots to learn and ponder, as ever.
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