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Self-Publishing Advice & Inspirations


Feb 7, 2024

In this episode of the AskALLi Member Q&A podcast, hosts Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black delve into the often-confusing world of ISBNs and book distribution.

 Other questions include:

  • How do I navigate using both Amazon KDP and Ingram Spark for wider distribution of my book?
  • What are the best practices for selecting a font for print and eBooks? 
  • How can authors effectively use images in their books without risking copyright infringement?
  • What should authors consider before translating their books into foreign languages?
  • Exploring the feasibility of adapting a novel into a TV series or movie.
  • Understanding the complexities of working with distributors like Follette for library access.
  • Dealing with unexpected account termination on KDP.

And more!

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Now, go write and publish!

About the Hosts

Michael La Ronn is ALLi’s Outreach Manager. He is the author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy books and self-help books for writers. He writes from the great plains of Iowa and has managed to write while raising a family, working a full-time job, and even attending law school classes in the evenings (now graduated!). You can find his fiction at www.michaellaronn.com and his videos and books for writers at www.authorlevelup.com.

Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, rebel podcaster, speaker and casual rule breaker. She writes fiction under a secret pen name and other books about the art of writing. When Sacha isn't writing, she runs ALLi's blog. She lives in England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son. You can find her on her website, her podcast, and on Instagram.