self-publishing news and advice 11th July 2018

This week, among other things, I bring you the final part of my series on Self-Publishing 3.0 – How and Why Indie Authors Should Sell Direct to Readers – and What ALLi is Doing to Help

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Hayley Milliman of ALLi Partner Member ProWriting Aid provides a handy list of 7 Errors Your Grammar Checker is Missing

British hybrid author Sarah Rayner shares an innovative new business model that look at new ways to monetize old content in ALLi’s production piece – Bespoke Books as an Exciting New Business Model for Independent Publishers

David Penny explains why he thinks Writing Festivals Are Worthwhile

Joanna Penn joined me for this month’s AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon where we discussed topics including:

  • Has Amazon really banned ARC reviews?
  • Is traditional publishing shaking in their boots?
  • What are the different kinds of professionals you need to hire?
  • Contracts are a very good idea to protect you both

ALLi’s Self-Publishing Success Story is British historical novelist Kathyrn Guaci who explains why discipline, visualisation and determination are three key characteristics to help indie authors explore and exploit the huge opportunities available in self-publishing.

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, Amazon’s new rules to curtail book stuffing on ebooks; an update on the Cockygate trademark case; Book Expo 2018; and the new Writers’ Digest event targeted directly at indies.

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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