Self-Publishing Stories of 2019

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Catch up on our most recent broadcast (in Facebook live video and audio podcast) from the Alliance of Independent Authors and find out what’s coming up at Digital Book World. 

Catch Up – #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Life Salon: How to Use Podcasting to Market and Sell Your Books

Podcasts and all things Audio are set to grow even faster in the next few years, with podcasts attracting ever more investors and fans.

Joanna and I share our best advice on using podcasts to market fiction, non-fiction and poetry books. Joanna reports back on the latest news and trends from her trip to Podcast Movement Conference in Orlando while I look forward at what to expect from Digital Book World and SelfPubCon.

Is it time you set up or expanded your own podcast? Also lots of tips on how to pitch your book for a podcast appearance. ALLI’s Advanced Selfpublishing Salon is sponsored by IngramSpark.com.

If you missed it, you can watch a replay of the Facebook Live session here. Or you can listen to the audio podcast on the Alliance of Independent Author’s Self-Publishing Advice Center’s podcast page.

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Digital Book World: Book Marketing For Independent Publishers

Next week sees the start of Digital Book World 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee from 10th – 12th September with pre-conference workshops on Monday 9th.

At 10:15 am local time on Monday 9th, I’ll be delivering a practical workshop focusing on creative marketing at DBW in Nashville: how to fire your marketing with the same sense of passion and purpose that sparks your book..


Digital Book World: STATE OF THE UNION: Independent Publishing

On Tuesday 10th, I’ll be giving an address on indie publishing with an introduction by John Gosslee, Principal, Litbreaker.

I’ll be looking at what is happening, and trending, in the world of independent publishing today? And what is likely to trend tomorrow? I explore and explain what the Alliance of Independent Authors calls “Self-Publishing 3.0” – the factors that create true independence for indie authors and other micro-publishers.

I look forward to meeting and speaking with some incredible people including: Robert Yehling (Editorial Director, Innovation & Tech Today) Lisa Lucas, BISG’S Brian O’Leary and Charlotte Abbott (Founder, FutureProof Content Strategy) Mike Shatzkin (CEO, The Idea Logical Company) Paul Cutsinger (Head of Education, Amazon Alexa) Pete McCarthy (Director, Digital Services, Ingram Content Group) and Joshua Tallent (Director of Sales & Education, Firebrand Technologies).

I hope to see you there.

You can find the full DBW agenda here.


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