No matter how your books are published, whether self-published or by a traditional publishing company, only a small minority of authors are able to earn their keep simply by writing fiction. While many stick with their day jobs to supplement the income from their books, diversifying into other forms of writing is common – a […]
A few weeks ago, in our regular news column, we mentioned the Australian Productivity Commission’s consultation on proposed revisions to intellectual property law. As the consultation deadline of June 3rd nears, and the realization of exactly what these proposed changes would involve grows, authors concerns are mounting. The removal of parallel importation rights could have a disastrous […]
Our monthly Member Q&A is part of our “Ask ALLi” Campaign: in which ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) commits to answering any question about self-publishing.
Award-winning historical novelist Anna Belfrage from Sweden shares the results of her experiment to determine whether Twitter is an effective tool for selling self-published books, and considers whether the return in terms of book sales is worth the time invested. To tweet or not to tweet? Let’s face it. Twitter can be severely restricting for […]
Historical romance author Wendy Soliman has been writing books since her twenties, although it was a decision to move house that made her think seriously about writing for publication. Being accepted by a small London publisher on book one gave Wendy the confidence to run with her passion. Find out more about Wendy and what […]
Historical crime writer Angela Buckley explains why it’s a great idea to hold an online launch for an indie book, and shares her top tips on successful Facebook launches, based on her own experience with her new non-fiction title, Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, which reached an astonishing 5,000 people. Online Facebook events […]
You know how sometimes there just seems to be nothing to say? Well this week is definitely not one of those times. Looking at my “list of possible links” (yes, that is a thing, and yes, me telling you it is a thing constitutes, in a way a bona fide “how I do it” top […]
American indie author Amira Makansi provides an entertaining case study on how she and her co-authors came to be offered an option on film rights for two self-published novels. Over to Amira… Major Major Major Major’s Mediocre Guide To Getting A Film Deal One of my favorite quotes is a twist on a famous phrase […]
As part of our occasional #WritersWednesday series on writing with particular health conditions, British novelist Chrissie Parker’s describes the challenges of writing with epilepsy. Her positive attitude will inspire authors everywhere. The life of a writer can be very rewarding but it’s also hard. Motivation, a thick skin and determination are all strengths required. I […]
Here’s the announcement for our BEA Indie Author Fringe Giveaways Winners, and a request to provide feedback on what we did well, and what we can do better for Frankfurt Book Fair.