Latest From the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: 7 Rookie Errors

This week, among other things, Debbie Young brings us 7 Avoidable Rookie Errors for Indie Authors – any sound familiar?

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Tasmanian indie author and mathematics teacher Helen Prochazka shares the trials and tribulations of an unusual self-publishing project: a coffee table book about mathematics.

Marina Aris, director of Bookstore Relations at DartFrog, describes an interesting new means for indie authors to get their self-published books into brick-and-mortar bookstores.

AskALLi’s Members’ Q&A answered questions including:

  • What is the best way to build a team of publishing professionals around an indie author?
  • How does an indie author go about getting permission to use a song lyric from a famous artist?
  • If you publish books wide, what is the best way to build a readership on smaller platforms that don’t offer advertising services?
  • What is the easiest way to build an author website?

ALLi’s Self-publishing Success Story features the remarkable Giacomo Giammatteo, now the indie author of 70 books!

ALLi Professional member Seeley James explains Why You Need to Experiment to Get Your Ebook Prices Right

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, more on Amazon – firstly, taking action on scammers, and secondly, no longer shipping to Australia; good news on public lending rights in the UK; and Publica launching the first ever ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for books.

If you’re interested in writing or self-publishing, you might like to join our Alliance of Independent Authors. And if you’d like to look at my self-published work, you’ll find it here


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