This week, among other things, we are encouraging all indie authors to take part in Professor Alison Baverstock’s (co-founder of the MA in Publishing at Kingston University) new survey researching writers’ concerns and issues, to ensure indies are well represented in her findings. Her aim – raise awareness of, and respect for, self-publishing.

Other Self-Publishing Advice

ALLi author member Raegan Teller drew our attention to a success story involving her local library in this week’s case study – An Indie Author’s Partnership with Libraries

Our Sunday Self-publishing Success Story came from Giacomo (Jim) Giammatteo who set a new world record for the most books published by a single author in a year. Here’s his story – Indie Author Giacomo Giammatteo Sets a New Publishing Record

And we had our monthly AskALLi Members’ Self-Publishing Q&A with David Penny & Debbie Young. Questions included:

  • How do we handle royalties for a co-writing project?
  • How do I register by books with the Nielsen Database
  • How Can I access Waterstones’ Distribution Channel
  • What are the benefits of InstaFreebie and BookFunnel for Book Giveaways?

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week he mentions two events. One past. One future. Catch up on the former event – the recent Aaron Swartz Day. And don’t miss the first ever W3C publishing summit. He also brings us more on copyright and piracy, the disappointing Pronoun news, Google Play’s latest announcement, and B&N’s gifting for digital products.

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