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This week, among other things, John Doppler brought us part two (of three) of his Indie Author Self-Defense series: Piracy, Plagiarism, and Impersonation

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Hybrid author and part of the management team of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, C Lee McKenzie takes a look at the trials and tribulations of an author’s life in Writing Success – Against All the Odds?

It was our AskALLi Beginners’ Salon with Jyotsna Ramachandran and Iain Rob Wright where they covered topics including:

  • The pros and cons of self-publishing with Amazon
  • Do not depend on only one platform
  • Work on developing a mailing list
  • Smashwords vs. Draft2Digital
  • CreateSpace vs. KDP

Debbie Young explained a valuable marketing tip when publishing books in a series on Amazon – 1 Simple Marketing Tip to Build Read-Through of Your Self-published Book Series on Amazon

Our Self-publishing Success Story was cozy mystery author Elizabeth Spann Craig

Hybrid author Ann Richardson explains why we shouldn’t forget about past work, in our opinion piece – Don’t Be Afraid to Read Your Back Catalogue – You May Be Pleasantly Surprised

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, he mentions the latest provider to the exchanges and marketplaces market; interesting bestseller list news from across the pond; a global tour of ebook updates; and the heavily discounted Amazon Prime subscription.

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

 

Go Creative! It’s Your Native State, the first book in the Go Creative! series is publishing soon. If you’d like to be the first to hear when it’s out, you can get an alert by signing up here:

I’ll also send you my free Monday Motivator and my Compendium for Creativists ebook.