Self-Publishing News and Advice: Rising Cost of AMS Ads

This week, among other things, John Doppler acknowledges the Rising Cost of AMS Ads and what it means for indie authors.

Other Self-Publishing Advice

Lee McKenzie explains why she’s just one of many artists working in other art forms to draw inspiration and ideas from in What Photographer Annie Leibovitz Taught Me About Writing.

ALLi Author Advice Center Manager Debbie Young reports back from the latest Amazon Academy day, outlining 1 Easy Way to Up Your Amazon Skills: Attend an Amazon Academy

AskALLi Members’ Q&A this month covered questions including:

  • Amazon has made an error in my royalty reports. What do I do?
  • How do I make it easy for a bookstore to carry my book without bearing the financial burden of returns?
  • When I launch my book, should I change my spelling to American English?

Debbie Young posed this question to ALLi’s closed Facebook forum – What’s the Biggest Turning Point for Indie Authors?

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, dominating the news – the European Union’s vote to pass copyright reform legislation; Storytel’s variations in term agreements;  and Amazon’s new programme that will give greater visibility to small businesses selling through Amazon.

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