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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Creative Publishing: Highlights from the Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Blog

Every Tuesday, I bring you the Self-Publishing Advice Blog highlights of the past seven days. This week, our intrepid news editor, Dan Holloway’s, news round-up included Amazon’s newest acquisition, the latest ebook figures, Draft2Digital’s venture into the audio world, and justice is served to JK Publishing. I held my monthly Q&A, inviting special guest Joseph Alexander along – a non-fiction indie author. We started off by chatting about Joseph’s journey from guitar teacher to a million dollar brand, before moving on to the Member Q&A session where he offered sound, actionable advice that any beginning indie author could benefit from. Listen here. Laura Morelli addressed the contentious issue of indies…

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Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing

Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing for Orna Ross. This week: The Wonder of Blurbs

A weekly column by digital book marketer, Caoimhe O’Brien. This week we have been re-writing some of Orna’s blurbs for her fiction books. Blurbs are so important to get right as they are one of the first thing that a reader sees when they look at your book on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks… The best blurbs are easy to read, genre appropriate, and grab a reader’s attention right away. You should always be conscious of what appears above the Read More button (see below), as you want to ensure that the reader is enticed to click through and read to the…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Creative Publishing: Highlights from the Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Blog

Every Tuesday, I bring you the Self-Publishing Advice Blog highlights of the past seven days. This week, our intrepid news editor, Dan Holloway’s, news round-up included the latest offering from Pronoun and IPR; news of Reedsy’s collaboration with Blurb, KDP’s new dashboard format, and the latest audiobook demographic info. Joanna Penn and I had our monthly Self Publishing Salon. This week we covered: Money and Creativity Where Readers Convene Amazon Buy Button KDP Categories The upcoming Dublin Writer’s Conference Joanna’s end of year books sales And more. Catch up here. Richard Lowe explains the role of professional networking for self-publishers in his post, What Smart Indie Authors Know About…

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Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing

Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing For Orna Ross 2: Keywords, Categories & KDP Rocket

A weekly column by Digital Marketer, Caoimhe O’Brien This was my second week working on Orna’s books and, even though we’re still in the initial setting-up period, the work is getting more detailed and specific to each book which I really enjoy. Being organized initially is hugely important for marketing success, whether you have one book or twenty. It can take some time at first but will definitely save you time (and confusion) in the long run. Keeping track of dates, sales figures and money spent is so important and it makes comparing the results of different marketing campaigns much…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News, uncategorized

Highlights from the Alliance of Independent Authors’s Self publishing Advice Blog

With a slight change to the format, this week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, we bring you the highlights of the last seven days. Our news editor Dan Holloway brings us the latest indie news, including a new self-publishing prize, where ebook sales are on the rise, the latest announcement from Audiobook Creation Exchange, where Amazon Kindle Unlimited loopholes and the hot topic from Book Expo. Sarah Banham presents a case study on How to be a Writer in Residence – And Why It’s Worthwhile. This interesting article explains what a Writer in Residence is and how it could be beneficial to…

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Creative Publishing: Indie Author Fringe

Indie Author Fringe Online Conference Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the culmination of months of hard work with Jay Artale and David Penny on Indie Author Fringe. This is a free, online conference for authors, bringing together the best information available today about book marketing and promotion in a digital world. At ALLi, we offer this conference three times a year, focussing on different aspects of the books business, and fringe to the major book fairs: London, Frankfurt and Book Expo (BEA). We were stunned to learn earlier this year that Book Expo, the largest book event in the US, had axed its self-publishing wing and that there…

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Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing

Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing For Orna Ross. 1: Getting Started

When it comes to marketing and promoting my books I’ve been letting myself down. I know what I should be doing, to get more reviews, put my books into promotions and let readers know they exist. But while I love the creative side of marketing – design, blogging, emailing readers – I’m not so good on the promotional end (especially anything that involves the d-d-d-dreaded D word: data. Yet I know analytics and algorithm is what is firing big book sales today. Where there’s a skill or interest gap, the savvy indie author hires. So that’s what I’ve done. Enter…

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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: May 30 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway reminds us of the imminent arrival of our next Author Fringe event. Dan also mentions an indie success story, updates you on Scribd’s latest offering, and reminds you that the Peters Fraser Dunlop Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award deadline is fast approaching. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Creative Publishing: Be More Creative

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Your website is how clients, customers, managers, agents, publishers, journalists, bloggers and podcasters find out about you and decide if you’re a fit for them It’s where you connect with friends, fans and followers, show them what you do, who you are and how to connect with you. And only here can you build an email list of like-minded people who love what you do. It’s the heart and soul of your creative endeavors. But most creatives and creativists are building their sites on free platforms. NOT the best option, people.  In this post, I talk about why having your own…

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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: May 23 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway announces his surprise Oxford University Humanities Innovation Challenge win. Dan also mentions two big pieces of Amazon news, more publishing news from Kobo and Qidan, a blog you should be following, and some creative inspiration from artificial intelligence. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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