Self-published authors in favour with indies

Self-published authors in favour with indies

“The tide is turning” on bookshops’ attitudes towards stocking self-published titles, new developments suggest.

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) founder Orna Ross agreed there had been “movement” as a result of ALLi’s #OpenUpToIndies campaign earlier in the year. The initiative called on bookshops, libraries, literary event organisers and reviewers to “open up” to self-published authors.

“There is definitely movement on the issue,” Ross said. “The tide is starting to turn. The pace of change in the literary world—and by that I mean publishers, libraries and bookshops—is ge...

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