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What’s Happening in Self-publishing This Week

Click over to the latest self-publishing news from my friends at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) Advice Centre blog in this regular, lively post for indie authors. This week’s reports cover new developments in the industry, including a look at a recent NYC cross-cultural literary event, Festival Albertine;  ALLi’s upcoming new Members Rights’ Guide;  plus Amazon’s Kindle Scout reader-powered platform’s extended global availability, and much more. Keep up with the news, this Friday, and every Friday!

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing This Week

Discover how e-books by independent authors continue to sell in greater numbers than trade-published works in our weekly round up of self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) Author Advice Centre. The post highlights the competing sales data analysis on digital books, with headlines in the press giving incomplete figures. ALLi news also looks at how independent bookshops – recently seen as a threatened species – are making a comeback, and with a whole new look. Check out the regular news stories, and much more, each week from my friends and colleagues at ALLi – your first click for…

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News

For an update on news in the fast-developing world of self-publishing, check out the latest report compiled by my friends at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). This week it’s all about opportunities opening up for indie authors as a result of the Apple iBooks launch in China, plus debate on eBook sales and a new, free-to-use publishing platform. Keep ahead of the news this Friday, and every Friday, on the ALLi blog.

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing This Week?

As we head into the busiest book-selling period of the year, there is Self-publishing News a-plenty from my ALLi partners and friends at the ALLi Author Advice Centre. Skip on over to this week’s post to discover new data on how many indies are making a decent living from their work, plus much more (this Friday, and every Friday).

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Secret Rose Press Release

 “WB Yeats Was An Indie Author” says Orna Ross, Irish Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, launching her new book which combines Yeats’ short story collection with her novel in a special tribute edition for #Yeats2015. 15.7.2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Irish Launch: At the Yeats International Summer School, Yeats House, Sligo (Aug 3 2015, 5pm) & UK Launch: At The London Irish Centre, Camden, London  (Aug 20 2015, 8pm)   Leading Irish self-publisher and Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross, will launch Secret Rose, a unique two-in-one book tribute for #Yeats2015 in Sligo and London this August….

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ALLi Teams Up With Toby Mundy Associates

I’m very pleased to have organised foreign right representation for ALLi members again. From January 2015, ALLi will be teaming up with Toby Mundy Associates (TMA) to provide a unique subsidiary rights service for author-publishers, through The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). I first met Toby when we were on a panel together at the Battle of Ideas, though I knew him by repute from his days at Atlantic books (I loved White Tiger, Atlantic’s Man-Booker win). I was impressed by his speech that day, about the importance of long-form writing — books — to the wider culture and intrigued by his move…

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How to Use Kindle Public Notes

One of Amazon Kindle’s least known features allows you to peek over the reader’s shoulder, to follow people of interest to you and see their Public Notes on what they’re reading. And once you enable Kindle Public Notes for a particular book, then any of your followers can see the highlights and notes you make, as you read on Kindle. There are some problems with the service. Amazon has chosen to limit each note to 100 characters, which means lots of notes are cut off mid-stream. They also register people as having made Public Notes for a book when they have simply turned…

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Chatting With Kobo's Mark Lefebvre About ALLi's Open Up To Indie Authors Campaign

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Successful Self-Publishing Masterclass

UK indie authors. If you’re in or around London on 2nd March (Sunday) I’m doing the keynote address that day at a self-publishing masterclass run by my favourite newspaper, The Guardian. An audience of 100 aspiring and improving self-publishers will come together with a gang of wonderful UK indies: Roz Morris, Polly Courtney, Ben Galley and uber-author-entrepreneur, Joanna Penn, who’s organising and running the day. This  kicks off my

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