Latest From the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: Making Books More Discoverable

This week, among other things, Jyotsna Ramachamdran, founder of ALLi Partner Happy Self Publishing brings you this week’s book marketing advice in 6 Top Ways for Indie Authors to Make Self-published Books More Discoverable and More Competitive on Amazon

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Debbie Young talks colloquialisms. Should we use them. How to use them. And when to avoid using them. Our writing piece this week – How to Use Colloquialisms and When to Avoid Them – Top Tips for Indie Authors

Patricia Marshall, owner of Luminare Press, shares her top tips to help us prepare our typescripts to professional standards, saving us from nasty surprises when we see our proof copy!

Our AskALLI Members’ Q&A with Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank answered questions including:

  • Are box sets an effective marketing tool?
  • Is Kindle Scout worth it?
  • What’s the step-by-step process of obtaining book reviews?

This week’s Self-publishing Success Story is mystery writer, Sara Rosett

Our opinion piece comes from Australian indie author and publisher Dixie Maria Carlton – How Industry Changes Are Affecting Self-publishing Authors and Author Services

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, more on the importance of audiobooks; ebook borrowing through libraries; digital piracy; ebook coding; and a reminder of ALLi’s  24-hour online conference extravaganza being held on Saturday 14 April. Register here.

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