Self Publishing Advice centreLet’s take a look at highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center. 

This week, we ask you to help us crack the code on  how effective Facebook advertising is for indie authors, by answering a survey from ALLi member, Michael Alvear. He hopes the results will help authors of all kinds make more informed choices and improve their Facebook advertising experience.

ALLi author member Jude Lennon tells us the wonderful ways she’s getting her books into the hands of paying readers in Creative Ways to Find Physical Stockists for Your Self-published Books

Being just four short weeks away from our final Indie Author Fringe event of 2017, we were delighted to announce the launch of our Back Cover Competition. It’s free to enter with the winner walking away with a copy of Dragon software from Nuance for Mac or PC. Find out more here.

In this week’s Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Podcast with Michael La Ronn and Jay Artale, you’ll find out more about the different elements you should consider in the design process and your role as an author.

Debbie Young brought us a recommended reading list of editing reference books and style guides for indie authors and editors

One for the non-fiction writers out there – Amron Gravett helps you understand the goal of an index, how to produce an index, and why an index is an essential part of your non-fiction book in her article 5 FAQs about Indexing: Why Indie Authors of Non-fiction Need Indexes And How to Create an Effective Index

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week he brings us two news stories from Smashwords, the results of a new study into piracy, the impact Amazon is having on traditional bookstores in India and how the EU is trying to clamp down on tax avoidance, and a reminder about the upcoming Indie Author Fringe in October – fast approaching!

If you’re interested in writing or self-publishing, you might like to join our Alliance of Independent Authors.