Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Jill Dobson. Traditionally Published as a Teen, Author Gets Tired of Waiting Game and Goes Indie
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by Howard Lovy
16h ago
My ALLi author guest this episode is Jill Dobson, whose story is a little different from the ones I usually tell on this podcast. She found a traditional publisher at a very young age—in fact, when she was a teenager. Then she endured decades of rejection or, even worse, being ignored. She recently went indie and felt like a weight was lifted. Now, it's up to readers to decide and not a nameless gatekeeper. The post Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Jill Dobson. Traditionally Published as a Teen, Author Gets Tired of Waiting Game and Goes Indie appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice ..read more
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Self-Publishing News: Font Selection May Help Make Print More Sustainable
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by Dan Holloway
2d ago
HarperCollins claims to save 245.6 million pages, equivalent to over 5000 trees to improve their sustainability credentials. The post Self-Publishing News: Font Selection May Help Make Print More Sustainable appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Fairly Trained Certifies First Ethically Trained Large Language Model: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway
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by Howard Lovy
3d ago
In this episode of the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway brings attention to Fairly Trained, the first platform to certify ethically trained large language models, highlighting a major advancement in AI ethics. Dan also explores HarperCollins' innovative environmental efforts in reducing paper usage through font changes and the carbon footprint disparities between print and audiobooks. Additionally, he discusses the new partnership between Draft2Digital and the social reading app Fable, a development that offers fresh opportunities for authors to connect with readers. The post Fairly ..read more
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Self-Publishing News: Fairly Trained Certifies First Ethical AI Platform
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by Dan Holloway
4d ago
Fairly Trade is a certification body for AI industries that was able to provide a stamp of approval for individual companies and platforms The post Self-Publishing News: Fairly Trained Certifies First Ethical AI Platform appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Independence and Interdependence: Publishing for Profit with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn
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by Howard Lovy
5d ago
What does independence mean for authors in terms of creative and publishing choices? Why is interdependence so important, and how can we be stronger together? Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss their ideas. The post Independence and Interdependence: Publishing for Profit with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Self-Publishing News: Draft2Digital Partners With Social Reading App Fable
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by Dan Holloway
5d ago
Draft2Digital will be partnering in a retail distribution deal with the popular social reading app Fable. The post Self-Publishing News: Draft2Digital Partners With Social Reading App Fable appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Subscription Models for Indie Authors: ALLi Ultimate Guide
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by AskALLi Team
1w ago
Reader subscriptions can be a great way to connect with your fans, generate revenue and cultivate a loyal following. By offering exclusive content, personalized interactions or behind-the-scenes access, authors can create a sustainable income stream while strengthening reader relationships. In today’s post, we'll delve into the essentials of establishing and running a subscription for authors programme, exploring key models, tools and best practices to maximize success so you can watch your fanbase flourish. The post Subscription Models for Indie Authors: ALLi Ultimate Guide appeared first on ..read more
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Self-Publishing News: Storytel’s 2023 Report Throws Light on the Environmental Impact of Audiobooks
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by Dan Holloway
1w ago
Environmental sustainability is very much on the publishing industry radar. It’s a subject I’ve reported on many times on ALLi's News Column. Here is Storytel's 2023 environmental report The post Self-Publishing News: Storytel’s 2023 Report Throws Light on the Environmental Impact of Audiobooks appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Creative ACCESS Marketing — Attracting and Capturing Readers: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross
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by Howard Lovy
1w ago
In this insightful episode, Orna Ross unpacks the ACCESS framework—Attract, Captivate, Connect, Engage, Subscribe, Satisfy—to understand each stage in the process of attracting and ultimately satisfying your readers—in the most creative way possible. The post Creative ACCESS Marketing — Attracting and Capturing Readers: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross appeared first on The Self-Publishing Advice Center ..read more
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Romantasy Rises as FTX Saga Concludes: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway
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by Howard Lovy
1w ago
Welcome to this episode of the Self-Publishing News Podcast, where host Dan Holloway spotlights “Romantasy,” a blend of romance and fantasy that's rapidly gaining momentum in the indie publishing world. This emerging genre, now recognized in mainstream literary circles, is reshaping reader engagement and opening new avenues for authors. In addition, Dan turns his attention to the conclusion of the FTX saga, discussing the implications of Sam Bankman Freed's 25-year sentencing on the tech industry and trust in corporate leadership. The episode also explores the latest in AI advancements and the ..read more
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