Self-Publishing News and Advice: 2019 Week 6: Book Cover Design

This week, among other things, Debbie Young shares ALLi authors’ eight pet hates about book cover design.


Other Self-Publishing Advice

In Why I Moved from Word to Scrivener, Indie author Alison Clifford shares her experience and explains why she’s a convert to Scrivener.

ALLi’s 3 Guiding Principles for Selling Rights contains helpful advice if you’re interested in selling your book rights to explore opportunities for other formats, such as translation, TV and film.

In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn ask, What do Author Income Surveys Mean for Indies?

Topics discussed include:

  • An update from Orna on what ALLi is up to, leading up to the London Book Fair; also, Orna teases some upcoming changes and new programming on the AskALLi podcasts.
  • An update from Joanna on her new ventures in audiobook narration; also, Orna is recording a poetry audiobook and has started an online open mic for poets.
  • A discussion on the Author’s Guild Survey on author income. What does it mean? What are its shortcomings, including some of the questionable assumptions it makes about self-publishing?

In this week’s self-publishing success story, Christine Hammacott, author and book designer, describes how she set up a self-publishing conference.

In Why Indie Authors Should Make Money Our Measure of Publishing Success? ALLi Director Orna Ross shares her view that the ultimate measure of self-publishing success is financial.

And finally, as always, we come to Dan Holloway’s regular indie author news round-up. This week, indies at the movies; growing platforms; artistic freedom; and how does the “screen-time” debate stack-up?

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