Self Publishing Advice centreEvery 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 begins by congratulating Kathleen Jowitt on being the first indie author to win the Betty Trask Award. (Huge well done Kathleen!) He also includes the latest Smashwords survey, Elsevier winning their court battle, a warning about Publish America, a series of events aimed at indie authors you won’t want to miss, and he announces our revamped AskALLi broadcast schedule.

I attended an event in London where Joanna Penn – colleague and friend – spoke on the topic: The Author As Publisher: Opportunity or Vanity? A topic I thought we’d long put to bed within the industry. It appears not. Is Self-Publishing Vanity?

Aimee Coveney shares a few tips that will be particularly helpful to beginners starting to market their self-published books – How to Carry Your Book Cover Design Through to the Marketing Campaign for Your Self-published Books

Our very own blog editor, Debbie Young, reminds authors to keep their websites fresh. After all, your writing career doesn’t stay static, so neither should one of your very important sales and publicity tools. Why Indie Authors’ Websites Need to Evolve Over Time

Kevin Tumlinson explains why he thinks Indie Authors Should Make Audiobooks Part of their Self-Publishing Strategy.

And finally if you’re thinking about ghostwriting someone else’s memoir, Australian author, Belinda Pollard, offers her 3 Top Tips here.


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Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).