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Publishing: Price-Matching On Amazon

For authors who use ‘price pulsing’ (i.e. vary the price to stimulate sales) or discount their self-published books  across multiple online retailers, ALLi recommends caution after several members recently reported receiving letters from Amazon’s legal department when their books were priced lower on other sites. When publishing on multiple platforms, some authors have in the […]

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Writing: Write What You Know

Established non-fiction author Carol Cooper is currently deploying her medical background in her second novel, a sequel to the raunchy romance One Night at the Jacaranda. Here she exhorts fellow authors, whether indie or trade published, to keep it real by writing what they know. “I hope you’ve done your research.” Those six words strike […]

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Opinion: How I Learned to Love the Ebook

“I initially refused to publish ebooks because I thought they were so damned ugly, and I resented my lack of control over what a reader saw,” says prolific US author Michael N Marcus, who has been writing books since 1977 and self-publishing them since 2008. Here he confesses how and why he eventually learned to stop worrying […]

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Indie Authors at BEA 2014

This is a long post because it marks a major milestone for indie authors: gaining a foothold at Book Expo America (BEA), the largest annual book trade fair in the US. The Show ran for three days last week, from Thursday to Saturday, with many ancillary conferences around it: IDPF Digital Book, Book Bloggers Conference […]

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Opinion: How and Why This Self-Publishing Author Signed Up with an Agent

On the brink of launching the third in her acclaimed Roma Nova alternate history series, Alison Morton, a self-published English novelist, resident in France, and self-confessed Roman obsessive, explains why she has just signed up with a literary agent, officially transforming her status from self-published to hybrid author. Enter the Hybrid I recently posted on […]

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