Creative Self-Publishing: Latest News and Advice | 2019 Week 20

This week’s highlights: In our monthly beginner’s Salon, Rebecca Giblin and I discuss copyright matters; John Doppler shows you how to bring your book cover to life with Facebook’s 3D photos and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from around the indie author houses.

Before all that, where do you stand on copyright and the indie author? Could you spare two minutes to fill in our survey?

Self-Publishing Advice

Facebook ads can be daunting, but if you get them right, they can also skyrocket your book sales. Katherine Smith discusses seven Facebook advertising basics for booksales that you can implement when using the platform to grow your readership.

ALLi Watchdog John Doppler gives an in-depth guide showing you exactly how to bring your book cover to life with Facebook’s 3D Photos!

Whether you’re in Kindle Unlimited or your books are “wide”, Amazon ads are a key tool in your marketing toolbox. But figuring out how to set up an Amazon UK ads account, especially if your “home” account is in the US or another country, can be tricky. In this post, ALLi member Rachel McCollin teaches us how to do just that.

And in this month’s AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon, Rebecca Giblin and I look at copyright matters.

In this month’s Inspirational Indie Author Podcast, Howard Lovey interviews selfie award-winner Jane Davis about making real tragedy more understandable through fiction.

In How Writing Helps Us Heal, Kim Macleod talks about how writing helped her family heal from loss.

And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at whether Patreon is less attractive to indies; elitism and productivity; what and how people read; and asks, is protecting your copyright getting easier?

Lots to learn and ponder, as ever.


Each Wednesday I bring you this round up from the self-publishing advice blog, run by the Alliance of Independent Authors, the non-profit association for self-publishing authors. We offer many benefits to indie authors including a range of self-publishing guides which non-members can purchase here.