Self-publishing News: What The Barnes and Noble Data Breach Means

In this weeks Self-Publishing News Special, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway takes a look at the ramifications of Barnes and Nobles data breach, and an intriguing relocation from Spotify.

ALLis News Editor Dan Holloway

Last weekends #SelfPubCon contained a vast amount of information, with numerous innovative tools for indie authors. Now and for a couple of days post-conference passes are discounted to half-price– which makes a six-month pass simply $49 and a lifetime pass simply $249.

When you checkout, use the voucher code NTK2684

Obviously, this belongs to a wider concern right now. Peoples habits have changed with Covid. Thats consisted of more streaming, and more use of digital in general. How much of that will end up being long term behaviour was the subject of Publishing Perspectives panel at Frankfurt. There is likewise some very intriguing contrast of the future of paper and print in the International Publishers Associations newest report. My take, as Ive stated lot of times, is that we are seeing the velocity of existing patterns, not anything drastically brand-new.

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

ALLi members have access complimentary for the life time of their subscription. Check out the ALLi member zone for details of how to access and use your member code.

Digital Adoption and Covid.

Upcoming Conferences and Events.

On Tuesday, Nate alerted us to the truth that Barnes and Noble was down. He followed with a series of updates, which ended with a warning that account holders might like to inspect their banking declarations. Barnes and Noble have actually verified that client information was put at danger.

All of this makes Panorama Projects brand-new research exercise really prompt. Their Immersive Media and Reading study will take an extremely deep dive into the method individualss reading routines have altered. The work will be carried out in conjunction with Portland State University and the results make certain to be invaluable.

Barnes and Noble– Just the most recent Data Breach.

Now Spotify is taking a further action towards the spoken word market. It has actually released a tool that will make it possible for anybody to add a vocal overlay to their playlists.

Help us fill this with great online occasions in the coming weeks and months.

And numerous of us have benefited from library events. It is actually motivating to see the launch of something brand-new from the Panorama Project to assist libraries assist authors even more. Their library marketing appraisal toolkit is a series of tools created to assist libraries put on better author events.


Barnes and Nobles information breach, a brand-new tool to help libraries create much better events, and leading #selfpub newspaper article for #indieauthors, in one fast read, by #ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway @agnieszkasshoes #digitaleconomy … Click To Tweet.


Among the activities that has actually apparently flourished throughout the pandemic has been hacking. My day task is in college, and we have, as a sector, experienced a wave of attacks. Im likewise a runner, so Ive been really conscious of the mayhem caused when Garmin succumbed to ransomware and was offline for days. Recently it was the turn of publishing. (Im sure its taking place all over, not simply targeting all of my professions and interests!).

Spotify Continues to Edge Into our Territory.

ALLis conference theme at the weekend was around leading tools for authors. Many of these will be online tools. Possibly the finest tool of all is something that will help us do that– ideas in comments, please!

At ALLi we have actually spent much of the past week focusing on our own Self-publishing Advice Conference. Frankfurt took its time to move to being a wholly online event. Having followed the stumbling progress of virtual truth for several years now, I will also be interested to see how numerous of those “conference experiences” we presently have a hard time to recreate may be possible in coming years now we have an incentive to try and make the most of them.

Library Marketing Valuation Toolkit.

Frankfurter Buchmesse, 14-18 OctSelf-publishing Advice Conference, 17-18 Oct



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

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

ALLis conference theme at the weekend was around leading tools for authors. And numerous of us have actually benefited from library occasions. It is actually motivating to see the launch of something new from the Panorama Project to help libraries help authors even more. Their library marketing evaluation toolkit is a series of tools developed to help libraries put on better author events. At ALLi we have invested much of the previous week focusing on our own Self-publishing Advice Conference.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *