self-publishing news and advice 11th July 2018

This week, among other things, John Doppler delves into when you should pay to publish your book, and how the “money flows toward the author”.

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Debbie Young starts a series of discussions about genre expectations to help you decide how to classify your books to best marketing advantage – Writing to Meet Genre Expectations #1 – Crime/Mystery/Thriller/Detective/Suspense

ALLi Author member Ann Richardson describes successful non-fiction BookBub promotion in ALLi’s marketing piece – Case Study of a Successful Bookbub Promotion for a Self-published Non-fiction Book

ALLi’s AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon in June included topics such as:

  • Do you need an editor?
  • Should you go through all the phases of editing?
  • Do beta readers cut down on editing costs?
  • What editing services are available?
  • A checklist of things to look for in an editor

Self-publishing Success Story features Charlie Lamb, an Engineer Turned Indie Author who, within three years, has sold over 100,000 books.

Fantasy writer McKenzie Austin provides a welcome reminder of one of the great benefits of being an indie author in ALLi’s opinion piece – A Celebration of the Generous Spirit of Indie Authors and the Self-publishing Community

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, audio books and the popularity of podcasts; Wattpad’s latest success; Jane Friedman’s annual update of the “book publishing path”; and more from Amazon – adding purchasing options and removing reviews.

If you’re interested in writing or self-publishing, you might like to join our Alliance of Independent Authors. And if you’d like to look at my self-published work, you’ll find it here

 

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