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This week, among other things, ALLi Advice Centre Manager Debbie Young discusses how to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet as an Indie Author.

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Finnish novelist Helena Halme shares her top tips for suitable spaces away from home, to help you write better, faster, and more consistently in 5 Places to Write When You’re Fed Up with Working at Home.

In Distribution: The Bricks-and-Mortar Bookseller’s Objectives read an extract from the ALLi guidebook, How to Get Your Self-published Book into Bookstores by Debbie Young, to help you view the bookstore through the eyes of the bookseller.

We discuss the marketing value and significance of winning book awards and writing prizes, and the opportunities and constraints for indie authors in this part of the broader publishing landscape in Book Marketing: Book Awards and Indie Authors.

This week on AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon December 2018, topics discussed include:

  • Personal branding for authors
  • When should authors start marketing their book
  • Online and offline channels to marketing

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, New European Sales Tax Rules in Force; Airport Bookstores; Distribution Services; and the latest from Kindle and Storytel.

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