What's in store for Indie Authors in 2020 and beyond

What’s in store for Indie Authors in 2020 and beyond. In the first Alliance of Independent Authors Advanced Self-Publishing Salon of the year, Joanna Penn and I make our predictions about what indie authors might expect in the year to come.

Things are moving fast for indie authors, with new advances in voice-first technology, artificial intelligence, and other tools, together with a growing sense of author empowerment. Joanna and I discuss our predictions about what indie authors can expect, the trends to watch out for in the year to come—and across the 2020s.

Joanna and I discuss:

  • Growth in Global Reading
  • Publishing Networks Decentralize and Distribute
  • Author Business Models Diversify
  • Growing Adoption of Technology by authors and publishers
  • Audio Becomes Integral to Author Business
  • Growth in Personal Publishing
  • Author Empowerment

Listen to the latest #AskALLi podcast episode here: Self-Publishing Trends for 2020 and the Next Decade


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Orna Ross
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Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).