This Week’s Self-publishing News

The bookworld may be buzzing about Harper Lee, but busy indies are making the news this week too. Valerie Shanley reports on what’s happening among our ALLi partners and friends. Amazon Letter To Be Dispatched …  Authors are being asked to rally behind a letter to the US Justice Department, requesting it “to examine Amazon’s […]

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Why Indie Authors Should Support the Call for Fairer Publishing Contracts

It’s easy for indie authors to assume that trade publishing issues don’t affect them, given that they’ve made the decision to ply their trade outside the traditional sector. English author Jane Steen, who is based in the USA, explains why she believes all authors, no matter how they are published, should join forces to lobby […]

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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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