This Week’s Self-publishing News

Valerie Shanley rounds up the news in self-publishing from our ALLi partners and friends. No Solution for Authors in  ASI Lawsuit  …Disappointing news for writers who paid out vast sums to Author Solutions (ASI) for self-publishing services which, in their opinion, proved “effectively worthless”. The class action lawsuit against ASI has been denied class certification […]

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Book Production: Should You Change Your Cover?

Changing your book’s cover is a hot topic at the moment, with many authors reporting that revamping the look of their book can dramatically change their book’s sales. It takes courage, however, particularly when you’ve grown attached to the original design – the well-known authors’ maxim “murder your darlings”, suggesting the wrench involved in ditching […]

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ALLi July Events: How-To for Authors

This month we have a duo of fabulous events being hosted by the Alliance of Independent Authors. As well as our regular ALLi Insights with Helen Sedwick and Ask ALLi Author Advice Q&A with Joanna Penn and Orna Ross, we’re also hosting a Twitter Chat with Amy Edelman from IndieReader. Whether you’re a seasoned indie author […]

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Does Amazon Love Authors?

Revised payment methods for Kindle  Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited, like other Amazon services, are author and reader friendly, argues Orna Ross “Now will you admit that Amazon is no friend to authors?” said my book-loving friend, who had telephoned me from Ireland for a chat. He’d heard a writer on Irish radio talking […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Valerie Shanley rounds up what’s happening news-wise this week in indie publishing with our  ALLi partners and friends   Amazon Pay-Per-Page Makes Very Little Cents?  Since the company’s July 1st  email to authors, The Guardian (never known to be pro-Amazon) estimated that royalties could be as little as $0.006 per page to indies whose books are available through […]

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