Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2018 Week 47: Promote Your Author Name

This week, among other things, ALLi Author Member Martin Brown shares A Heartwarming Way to Promote Your Author Name: Sponsor a School Desk in Uganda

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Debut novelist Jan Petrie likens the emotions involved in writing and self-publishing a book to childbirth: like parenting, launching a book is just the beginning! in The Emotional Pressures of Writing & Self-publishing a Book

Debbie Young shares the official ALLi line on self-publishing paperbacks in Why Indie Authors Should Use KDP Print & IngramSpark Together to Self-publish Paperback Books

This week on AskALLi’s Members Q&A November 2018, questions answered include:

  • Where can I learn to set up a Facebook page, YouTube channel, blog, etc?
  • Where can I find native speakers of another language to review translations of my book?
  • Should I be using social media, a blog, or both? And what/when should I be posting?

ALLi’s Self-publishing Success Story is of indie author Jane Steen, who shares the story of her rise to Professional Member of ALLi as a historical novelist

ALLi author Kyle Waller reflects on the freedom that being indie brings to the author’s lot and explains why he believes Indie Authors Should Dare to be Different

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, KDP’s new look; Lightning Source celebrates its 20th birthday; new opportunities from Wattpad and Mailchimp; and Storytel’s announcement of a 43% increase in revenues from audiobook streaming.

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