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.