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Self-Publishing Advice & Inspirations

Dec 13, 2018

Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank.

The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made Awesome.

Questions this month include

  • If I switch from an author to a publisher, do I need to re-upload my books to Amazon?
  • If I publish a book on KDP Print AND IngramSpark, do I need separate ISBNs?
  • What practical steps do published British authors take do to adapt their book covers for the United States?
  • What free software do you recommend for formatting IngramSpark-ready PDFs?
  • How can I clear a pen name for use?
  • How can I clear a publishing company name for use?

And more!

Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of nearly 2,000 blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need.

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Now, go write and publish!

About the Hosts

Michael La Ronn is the author of over 30 books of science fiction & fantasy and authors self-help books. His books include the Galaxy Mavericks series and Modern Necromancy series.

Dan Blank is the founder of WeGrowMedia, where he helps writers and artists share their stories and grow their audience. He is the author of the book "Be the Gateway: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Creative Work and Engaging an Audience."