Self-Publishing News and Advice: Happy Birthday IngramSpark

This week, among other things, we say Happy 5th Birthday to IngramSpark and an Exclusive Interview with Robin Cutler

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Debbie Young delves into the use of speech tags after a lively discussion in the ALLi member author forum – How to Get the Balance Right in your Writing

John Doppler tackles unsatisfactory author publisher relationships and what can you do about it in his article When Your Publishing Relationship Sours

In the third and final post of of our series on financial management for indie writers, US authorpreneur Karen Myers explains How to Measure Return on Investment

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

  • When it comes to CreateSpace, can I use my personal name or the name of my business instead?
  • When it comes to including blurbs from other authors on book covers, should I use “Bestselling author of” or “author of?”
  • How do I start landing speaking engagements?
  • What are some tools I can use to give away my book?

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, Amazon’s retail dominance; controversial European legislation; Bookfunnel’s new feature; and the demise of Type & Tell in the UK.

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