In this week’s highlights: advanced social media for authors; Howard Lovy interviews Roz Morris, a ghostwriter who’s now writing under her own name….and, as ever, Dan Holloway has all the latest self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) blog roundup 2020 Week 29.
Self-Publishing Advice Roundup:
- Authors who fall prey to a vanity press are frequently victimized by scammers or other vanity presses. It’s easy to accuse those authors of being gullible or not doing their research, but there’s more to the story. This is, Fool Me Twice: How Victims of Vanity Presses Become Repeat Victims
- In this month’s #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast, Joanna and I cover how to use social media creatively and mindfully, including broadcasting versus engagement, tools and tech, and how to measure success.
- Welcome to this first edition of International Insights, where we’ll be taking a weekly look at the exciting global publishing scene that is mostly happening off the radar of indie authors. This is the International Insights for Indie Authors: Asian Markets.
- This week’s Inspirational Indie Authors podcast sees Howard Lovy interviewing Roz Morris. Roz is a literary consultant, a book doctor, an instructor, a blogger, and even a ghostwriter. But the one constant in her life, through all her incarnations, is her love of literature, and she’s coming into her own as a fiction author, writing under her own name.
- Is copyright broken? That’s the question the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is continuing to ask today in, Is Copyright Broken? Part 2 – The Indie Author’s Guide to Managing Plagiarism.
- On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions about Pricing Strategies. It was an open chat with no guest.
- And finally, in Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up this week, he’s looking at NetGalley adds audio; is publishing thriving or struggling?; Frankfurt’s online offering targets audio; and diversity in publishing.
Lots to learn and ponder, as ever.
Each Thursday I bring you this round up from the self-publishing advice blog, run by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the non-profit association for self-publishing authors.
ALLi offers many benefits to indie authors, helping our members to publish great books and advocating for indie authors in the literary and publishing sectors.