self-publishing advice

This week, among other things, John Doppler poses the question, Can Affiliate Programs Damage Your Reputation?

Other Self-Publishing Advice

This week our series about the different ways that indie authors can collaborate to increase their self-publishing success, US author Kevin M Penelerick, shares his series of impressive joint projects.

Our Ask ALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon introduced Iain Rob Wright and Jyotsna Ramachandran. They discussed many topics, including:

  • Self-publishing is like any other business.
  • Don’t depend on Amazon for visibility.
  • Tools for formatting books.
  • CreateSpace vs. KDP

ALLi author member, Alison Morton guides us through the potential minefield of translations in her article, Essential Insights into Translation for Indie Authors Thinking of Self-publishing Foreign Language Editions

This week’s Self-publishing Success Story is fantasy writer, Connie Suttle

And our opinion piece this week comes from ALLi Partner Member Laurence O’Bryan in Opinion: Sell Your Books, Not Your Soul – with Collaborative Digital Marketing

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, two major new initiatives from Amazon, the Audies – Audio Publishers Association’s 23 year old annual awards, the EU’s decision on geoblocking, Medium’s revenue-generating platform, and The British National Corpus (BNC) are looking for samples of writing for Phase 2 of their huge archiving initiative. Can you help?

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