Self-publishing News: Subscription Reading Insights

In this weeks Self-Publishing News Unique, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway describes brand-new tools that make subscription

ALLis News Editor Dan Holloway

It was a pleasure as constantly talking to ALLis podcast editor, Howard Lovy for the most current self-publishing newscast. Can I likewise point you towards the review of last weeks #indieauthorchat on twitter when we talked about automating processes.

platforms more transparent for authors using them.

Bookbeat Insights

The membership service has a brand-new function that might revolutionise membership platforms. This matters since, as weve significantly seen, subscription is not simply here to remain however growing non-stop. It is a fair bet that other subscription services will follow suit.

Its been a mixed week for the platform we rely on. I first discovered this with a pained tweet from a prominent ALLi member.

Events Online

And on the subject of online occasions, the British Book Awards, or Nibbies, has moved online. The 30th edition of the awards will be on June 29th, and will include a “finest of the best” of winners from its 3 years.

Before you check out any further, think about coming back to this column in a couple of hours time. As you understand if youve read this column before, Storytel are the Swedish-based audiobook subscription service that have actually been taking the literary world by storm.

Publishers Take Stock

This centres around the release of a significant brand-new report on Friday. We ought to also include here the stressing news that Bertrams has gone into administration officially. Ive reported on Bertrams a couple of times in the past few weeks, and we knew this was coming.

This week sees 2 interesting industry analyses. It looks at the response of indie publishers to Covid-19 and the most interesting insight is the boost for backlists.

New Tech Chances

And then theres a brand-new function from the material curation website, Flipboard. Storyboards allow you to create a better storytelling experience through your curation of news and non-fiction material.

If you listened to my most current news podcast with Howard, youll know I enjoy bringing tech stories. Its really suitable that we have two such chances this week.

First up is a new free service from streaming huge Twitch. Twitch Studio walks beginners through the process of streaming. This can be streaming of your own content direct to an interactive audience, as well as streaming of game play that you may associate with the platform. As poetry in specific becomes increasingly more popular, this appears like a great thing to explore. Its readily available for both Mac and PC.

Upcoming Conferences and Events

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

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

JUNE 2020

Windrush Day Lecture, 22 JuneAmerican Library Association Online Event, 24-26 JuneWriting Our Legacy, June -NovAll About Audio, 29 JuneWriters Summer School, 30 June


Frankfurter Buchmesse, 14-18 Oct [Frankfurt/online]
Over to You

Can I also point you towards the review of last weeks #indieauthorchat on twitter when we talked about automating processes. Its been a combined week for the platform we rely on. Ive reported on Bertrams a couple of times in the previous few weeks, and we understood this was coming. If you listened to my latest news podcast with Howard, youll understand I like bringing tech stories. Its really proper that we have 2 such chances this week.

Let us understand aboutonline occasions of interest to indies in the comments listed below.

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