Self-Publishing

Podcast inspiration for writers

Seeing it’s at the beginning of the year, I’ve been working on my plan for 2018. I don’t use detailed binders and I don’t make long lists for the …

Psychology

Teen writer tells the tale of trying to make it as a professional author

<b>GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) --</b> A Grand Valley teen is living his dream, one word at a time.<p>Raphael Lucchesi recently put out a self-published …

Authors

When Good Enough is Good Enough | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onJanuary 15, 2018 in Book Editing & Proofing, Debate & Opinion, Writing A Book<p>Publishing coach Dixie Maria Carlton helps indie authors release …

Publishing

5 Reasons an Ebook Beats a Social Media Badge

A self-published ebook to your name may sound less prestigious than a blue badge on your social media account, but it can actually be much more …

Publishing

Amazon's Secret 50% Royalty Slips Out | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onJanuary 11, 2018 in Book Production & Distribution<p>On Monday, an error on KDP’s site gave us a brief glimpse into the future. Nestled between the …

Publishing

13 Free Blogging Tips For Every New Blogger

• <b>It’s all about me.</b> Ensure you have an ‘about me’ page. Tell visitors a little about yourself and at least give them a name by which they can call …

Blogging

Self-publishing Predictions 2018 | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onJanuary 1, 2018 in Campaigns and Community, Debate & Opinion<p>Orna Ross, ALLi Founder & Director<p><i>Happy New Year! Here are ALLi’s predictions based</i> …

Publishing

PlatinumGames Is Interested in Creating Their Own IP

Won’t Be the Scale of an AAA or Indie Title<p>PlatinumGames is one of the busiest development studios in the industry. From 2017’s amazing <i>NieR: Automata</i> …

Gaming

Opinion: Authors going indie — it's a Philly thing

Being “indie” once defined a creative project as not having the backing of a major producer, or having a do-it-yourself feel. Today indie is a genre …

Publishing

PlatinumGames to self-publish original titles in the future

<i>"We want to motivate the people that work here. We want to give them an opportunity to make their own game."</i><p>- PlatinumGames' Atsushi Inaba on why he …

Game Design

Budgeting for Success: How to plan your book right

7 min read Self-publishing and book printing has become a saturated market in the last five years or so. A space once devoid of options now abounds …

Publishing

No Liability for Self-Publishing Platforms over Author’s Use of Unauthorized Cover Photo

In a brief, unpublished opinion, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of right of publicity and privacy claims against a host of self-publishing …

Law

This site lets you turn your photos into quirky and unique gifts

I’m crap at Christmas. My Achilles heel is finding gifts for people.<p>Some people are good at it. I am not. Typically, one week before Christmas, I’ll go on Amazon and buy a few bottles of bourbon and gin (whatever is cheap in a lightening deal), and dole them out like a booze-soaked Santa Claus. …

Self-published is not the easy way out

You’ve been through a hard time and you have some wisdom to share. Your friends say you’re a pretty good poet. You’ve come up with ...

Publishing

Germany's Indie Autor Preis 2018; Booking Healthy Habits for Writers

The German Neobooks platform opens its prize program to crime and thriller submissions, and the UK’s Joanna Penn turns to writers’ health issues from …

Publishing

Mumbai initiative sees children being helped turn authors

In a first of its kind initiative, Crossword Bookstores has conceptualised a program ‘I Want to Be an Author.’ where students from across Mumbai's …

Crossword Puzzles

Join a Writers' Group: Tips from an Indie Author

Indie author Deeann Callis Graham urges self-publishers to connect with other writers and do their research.<p>Writing a book about living with areata—a …

Publishing

Book Marketing: How to Sell More Print Books in December

How to make the most of the additional opportunities the festive season brings to sell paperback copies of your self-published books – and to plan …

Publishing

The 36 Best Blogs on the Business of Writing | The Digital Reader

There are a million things that authors and writers have to do to make a living in 2017, and it is hard to figure out what needs to be done, much …

Self-Publishing News & Topics

727,125 titles were self-published in 2015. How can you make yours stand out?<p>Samita Sarkar 8 min read<p>Five authors share their strategies for time-management, promotion and writing.<p>Lydia Belanger 11 min read<p>To make an annual six- or seven-figure salary, create products and services that are based on …

Publishing

A Self-Publishing Story

In 2010, my husband went off to Afghanistan. He had been a soldier for 26 years, and each time he went on tour, I was terrified he wouldn’t come …

Publishing

Self-publishing News: Putting it on the Blockchain

ALLi’s self-publishing news looks back at the 2017 Futurebook conference, with an emphasis on inclusion and blockchain, and explores exciting news on …

Publishing

5 Things to Consider Before Publishing Your Book

<i>Special Advertising Note: The following sponsored content is brought to you by IngramSpark.</i>Throughout November, thousands of writers fought the noble …

Publishing

Empowerment through self-publishing

Transforming pupils’ approach to writing and reading<p><b>Young storytellers</b><p>Young Storyteller is a new programme from Amazon and the National Literacy …

Teaching

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income exponentially. Books are to business in the millennium what business …

Publishing

Which Is Really Best ~ #TraditionalPublishing or #SelfPublishing ?

I was looking over an article from <i>The Bookseller</i> (been around since 1858) and I got to the point where I felt like I didn’t want to “burden” my …

Publishing

How to build a better, more robust online career

<i>By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist</i><p>You may have read Mark Schaefer’s inspirational and impressive post about his 18 sources of online …

Publishing

Anna Porter thinks you should avoid self-publishing and reading your book in translation

Anna Porter was born in Budapest, Hungary, studied in New Zealand and began her publishing career in London, England. After immigrating to Canada in …

Publishing

Fantasy becomes reality for dairy farmer Korie Massie

As a reader of fantasy fiction himself and having cut his teeth on <i>Lord of the Rings</i> Korie Massie, dairy farmer of Dannevirke, has always wanted to …

New Zealand News

Former Accountant Turned Self Taught Chef Talks Tips For Creating Your Own Lane

When Angela Davis unexpectedly lost her job as a senior project accountant she turned to cooking as a side hustle. But life had its way and her …

Sunday Roast