self-publishing news and advice 11th July 2018

This week, among other things, with a new name, new attitude and new schedule, don’t forget to register for ALLi’s Free Online 24-Hour Self-publishing Advice Conference (formerly known as ALLi’s Indie Author Fringe)

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Indie author and freelance editor, Karl Drinkwater shares his top tips on How to Choose and Use Editors for Your Self-published Books

ALLi partner member Michele De Filippo of 1106 Design, shares her top tips for making your book look every bit as good as it reads in 10 Typesetting Rules for Indie Authors

Our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with Howard Lovy and Dan Holloway covered:

  • Guest Cari Noga, author of Sparrow Migrations and The Orphan Daughter, discusses her path from NanoWriMo to CreateSpace to an Amazon imprint
  • Guest Claire Rudy Foster discusses her upcoming book, Shine Shine Shine, being crowdfunded by Unbound.
  • Dan Holloway treats us to a poem about the late physicist Stephen Hawking, as well as giving a few industry updates

Our Self-publishing Success Story this week was for debut novelist, Jo Ullah on how “winning” Kindle Scout has got her new career off to a flying start.

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, an interesting vision outlined by Arts Council England’s of what the cultural landscape looks like through to 2030; two important stories around European ebook platforms; cyberbullying which led to Dan reminding us all of ALLi’s Ethical Author code; and more on bookstores.

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