Developing Thick Skin

This week, among other things, we take a look at what Pronoun’s closure means to indie authors, how we can transition across to other distributors, and which one(s) of those distributors come closest to the number of benefits Pronoun provided.

Other Self-Publishing Advice

ALLi author Mina Drever explains how sharing a life story can also be a stepping stone to unexpected benefits in her article Why I Write What I Write: A Dementia Memoir

My Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Joanna Penn covered a multitude of topics, including:

  • Establishing yourself as an non-fiction influencer
  • Blockchain & Micropayments
  • Selling your books direct
  • The fundamentals of your author business
  • New Podcasts for authors

Jyotsna Ramachamdran, founder of ALLi Partner Happy Self Publishing, talks about repurposing content. Specifically into online courses. In her article How to Turn Your Self-published Book into an Online Course

Our opinion piece this week comes from Dave Sivers – Why When Writing a Book, Sometimes You Have to Go Backwards to Go Forward

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week he joins Amazon in in wishing Kindle a very happy 10th birthday. He also mentions Google Play’s less-than-impactful latest news, how Draft2Digital are making it easier to cross-distribute, Audible’s big announcement, and fascinating eyetracking research that you won’t want to miss.

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