Latest From the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: Business Models

This week, among other things, ALLi Director Orna Ross sets seven scenarios for self-publishing success  in Business Models for Indie Authors: Which One Is Right For You?

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Our case study is about author collaborations to help raise writer profiles. Husband and wife team Alison Ripley Cubitt and Sean Cubitt, explain how their collaboration took them both down a new path to thriller writing in A Case Study of Writing in Collaboration: Academic Author + Screenwriter = Thriller 

Jyotsna Ramachamdran, founder of ALLi Partner Happy Self Publishing, gives some production advice: 5 Top Tips for Indie Authors on How to Outsource Anything Like a Pro

My Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Joanna Penn cover topics including:

  • ALLi’s plans for the London Book Fair
  • An update on Amazon, KDP, and Apple Books, Kobo, Nook, and Walmart
  • Complete reliance on Amazon is not a good business model
  • Rise of personal branding for authors
  • Selecting your social media outlet

Indie author and marketer Jay Lemming explains what landing pages are and why indie authors should build them.

Our Self-publishing Success Story is Ann Brady, Author of Fiction and Factual Writing.

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week he explains the type of book file you need to create, if you want them to be available to read forever. He also reminds us of how small we really are in the business world. And covers the latest Barnes & Noble and bookstores news.

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