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Self-Publishing Advice & Inspirations

Apr 21, 2018

Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it's our monthly IndieVoices' self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway.

This Month's IndieVoices

  • A brief tour of a cryptocurrency mining operation, and its owner's mission to fix the Internet through a better-connected, decentralized world, one where transactions will be secure. It will be just about every industry, including publishing, that will be built atop the blockchain
  • A commentary by Howard on the problems with giant middlemen like Google or Amazon coming between author and reader
  • An interview with ALLi Director and Founder Orna Ross on Self-Publishing 3.0 and how authors can learn about it now.
  • An interview with ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway who has some advice on how authors can be vigilant against corporate control over blockchain.
  • Dan updates us on the news, including banditry at Amazon, the London Book Fair, and Google's "Talk to Books" tool. Dan also promises to work on a poem to read in the next episode.

About the Hosts

Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and has spent the last five years amplifying the voices of independent publishers and authors. He works with authors as a "book doctor" to prepare their work to be published. Howard is also a freelance business and technology writer. Find Howard on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Dan Holloway is a novelist, poet and spoken word artist. He is the MC of the performance arts show The New Libertines Earlier this year he competed at the National Poetry Slam final at the Royal Albert Hall. His latest collection, The Transparency of Sutures, is available on Kindle