Self-Publishing News and Advice: Amazon Interview

This week, among other things, I interview Darren Hardy, Amazon KDP’s UK Manager, about a number of issues—click-farming, review stripping, book stuffing and poor communications—which have been causing debate and confusion among the self-publishing community in recent months.

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Zambian-born writer Danie Botha shares 14 unexpected ways that short-form prose and poetry bring healing in ALLi’s Why I Write What I Write piece.

Interested in finding out – and learning from – the top 12 mistakes successful indie authors made earlier in their careers? Debbie Young reveals all … Book Production : 12 Avoidable Rookie Errors

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

  • Mapping out your time
  • The challenges of becoming a screenwriter
  • What are the tasks you should outsource?

ALLi’s Self-publishing Success Story was US author-publisher Richard G Lowe Jr, who explains how he has diversified, combining many the opportunities and outlets offered by modern self-publishing.

Alexa Bigwarfe, Manager of ALLi’s Self-publishing Advice Conference (SPACon) reports on a great new deal that ALLi has lined up for indies planning to attend the Digital Book World (DBW) in October.

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, three stories on piracy; encouraging numbers from Bookbeat; Draft2Digital making the self-publishing experience easier; Audible and  indies; and Portal, a new social micropayment site.

The self-publishing advice blog is run by the Alliance of Independent Authors, the association for author-publishers. We also publish a range of self-publishing guides.


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