self-publishing advice

This week, among other things, John Doppler brings the first of his three part series on digital crime in Indie Author Self-Defense: Piracy, Plagiarism, and Impersonation

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Managing editor of, Richard Bradburn, gives us his take on the importance of a synopsis in How to Write a Synopsis of your Self-published Book – and Why Indie Authors Need Synposes Too

Our Ask ALLI Members’ Q&A with Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank this month answer questions like:

  • If I use an editor who does a bad job, should I hire another one?
  • When do I need to use different ISBNs for my book?
  • How can I connect with other authors in my genre?

Our collaboration case study comes from ALLi member Mohana Rajakumar, based in Qatar, who uses Skype to reach out to established writers willing to share their author experiences in her workshop for aspiring novelists.

Our Sunday Self-publishing Success Story was Mystery & Thriller Writer,  Celina Grace.

ALLi Partner member Helen Baggott – editor and proofreader – helps us recapture the joy of tweeting, in her opinion piece How to Put the Joy (and the Impact) Back into Twitter – an Editor’s Perspective

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week he highlights the recent ebook attack by Hachette CEO, Arnaud Nourry; latest German stats on ebook sales; concern over Amazon’s bestsellers; and another update on copyright issues.

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