Self-publishing News: Literary Prizes Still Not Open to Indies

In this weeks Self-Publishing News Special, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway takes a look at literary prizes and a new synthetically intelligent level of sensitivity reader.

ALLis News Editor Dan Holloway

Indies in Prizes, and Arts During Covid.

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Tomorrow, after all, we will know that Haruki Murakami has yet once again not won the Nobel Prize for Literature. One of the very first things I worked on with ALLi was the Opening Up to Indie Authors campaign. As The Bookseller launches a brand-new prize to find new talent in Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction, numerous of the very same barriers still remain.

In the light of this, I wished to give a fast study of development made. Back in 2013, The Rathbones Folio Prize released as an option to the Booker. It confessed (and still does) indies. And when the Young Writer of the Year relaunched in the UK, it welcomed indies. The Arthur C Clarke Award even altered its rules to permit indies to get in as an outcome of Becky Chambers originally self-published launching, A Long Journey to a Small Angry Planet. Its a start. However that early momentum has actually somewhat abated. And no indie has actually won, though Kathleen Jowitt made the shortlist for the really prominent Betty Trask Prize.

He questions if the entire procedure of prizes might not be dated. In the news just today, as I write, the UKs arts market is gathering en masse (distantly en masse, as it were). Most of us who compose have one of those already.

An Artificially Intelligent Sensitivity Reader?

It feels a life time ago that we were speaking about whether London Book Fair would proceed or not. The publishing world, like the rest of the world, is extremely different now. And so is Frankfurt, which in typical years one would introduce by saying, “It appears like only yesterday we met in London.”.

Naturally the first thing we can expect together with Frankfurt is ALLis own Self-publishing Advice online occasion, including a host of interesting and expert speakers giving essential information for indies. View this area and the ALLi site in the coming week for complete information.

What to Expect from Digital Frankfurt.

And The Bookseller has revealed that its regular everyday update magazine will be readily available totally free online. So you can track occasions form lots of angles. Of specific interest to me will be the style of academic publishing and open gain access to, however I will bring you everything that matters for indies.

Artificial Intelligence is all over in the news. A story this week captured my eye in part since its topical. The company is, as far as I can see, a mix of synthetically intelligent level of sensitivity reader and Grammarly.

Print Figures: What do They Really Mean?

Help us fill this with terrific online events in the coming weeks and months.

And, to bring us back to where we began, most of that boost is driven by young adult sales. This is a quickly growing market. And rapidly growing print market at that.

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Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA)– Zoom meetings the 2nd Saturday of every month.

That would be easy to do because I dont believe theyve been out of the news as soon as. Book shops, which we believe of when we believe of print, are suffering. For indies this is real pause for thought as we figure out what the landscape looks like for us post-Covid.

Meanwhile Nate at The Digital Reader has an extremely intriguing update from Amazon. Kindle Create, they have actually announced, will now enable you to produce print as needed prepared files which you can upload direct to KDP Print. I need to say, Ive not had any issue getting my books to work on KDP Print from a Word file. I actually like formatting. For the numerous who, Im sure, do not, this may be useful.

Upcoming Events and conferences.


Frankfurter Buchmesse, 14-18 Oct

NOVEMBER 2020. Society of Young Publishers, 9-13 Nov


Over to You. Let us know about online occasions of interest to indies in the remarks listed below.


As with all our guides, ALLi members can access their complimentary e-book copy in the member zone. One of the very first things I worked on with ALLi was the Opening Up to Indie Authors project. In the news simply today, as I compose, the UKs arts industry is collecting en masse (distantly en masse, as it were). Artificial Intelligence is everywhere in the news. That would be easy to do due to the fact that I dont think theyve been out of the news when.

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