Latest From the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: Book Marketing

This week, among other things, Belinda Griffin of SmartAuthorsLab offers advice on how to strike the right balance between doing what only you, the author, can do, and delegating appropriately in Why Authors Need to Budget for Book Marketing

Other Self-Publishing Advice

True-crime writer Angela Buckley provides her 10 Top Tips on How to Use Old Newspapers for Non-fiction Research and Fiction Story Ideas

Amie McCracken, ALLi Partner member, explains the technical typesetting terms that every indie author needs to know.

Debbie Young, ALLi Author Advice Center Manager and author of ALLi’s guidebook about bookstores offers helpful advice about dealing more effectively with bricks-and-mortar bookstores.

Our AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Joanna Penn and I covered topics including:

  • The launch of ALLi’s White Paper on Blockchain for Books
  • Amazon’s new Great on Kindle program
  • Why Amazon is preventing authors from thinking more creatively about how to reach readers
  • How blockchain and other 3.0 technology will make it easier to reach readers directly
  • The exponential growth of author confidence

Our Self-Publishing Success Story was Multi-award-winning Scottish author, screenwriter and writer of comics, Barry Hutchison

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, Amazon Prime’s price hike and the price of paid reviews; a push for indie entries to the Young Writer of the Year Award 2018;  Barnes & Noble ebook self-publishing platform launch; and Waterstone’s new ownership.

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