Self-Publishing News and Advice: Author Reviews

This week, among other things, thriller writer Barry J Faulkner, provides a cheery take on the issue of readers’ attitudes towards reviews in ALLi’s opinion piece – Why I Don’t Worry About Amazon Reviews

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Kenyan award-winning poet, playwright, novelist and essayist Odiedo Stephen explains why he chose the unusual topic of albinism in Kenya for his new novel Afraha.

Sometimes offset litho, used by big publishing houses,may be more appropriate for our books. Dale Burgess, Sales Director of Books and Journals at ALLi Partner member Print2Demand, provides a useful guide in Print on Demand vs Offset Litho

Debbie Young considers how many indie authors have consciously adopted an author uniform, or at least a dress code, as a conscious marketing ploy in ALLi’s book marketing tips article.

July’s AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon covered topics including:

  • Financial risks of self-publishing
  • What about bookstore distribution?
  • Amazon imprints look for self-published authors

ALLi’s Self-publishing Success Story features US indie author Laura Morelli.

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, Amazon’s Prime Day; Smashwords’ and PublishDrive’s latest partner announcements; graphic novels; and book Expansion in Russia and India.

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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