How authors publish their books becomes less relevant when the authors themselves take the initiative in setting up events and writing groups, rather than leaving it to the book trade to call the shots. In our occasional series of case studies, indie author David Ebsworth, based in Wales, shares his experience bringing together both self-published […]
As it’s currently late April, and therefore about as far as it’s possible to be from NaNoWriMo’s November event, now’s a good time to consider whether to take part, rather than rushing in to meet the deadline or avoiding it because you’ve left it too late to decide. Today we’ve asked British indie author Kate […]
Each month, Joanna and Orna answer Members’ self-publishing questions during our regular Ask ALLi event. This month they began the discussion by sharing their thoughts about this year’s London Book Fair, then gave us an insight into what they’ve been doing in their “spare” time!
British children’s novelist Julia (J M) Forster has got off to a flying start with her debut novel, Shadow Jumper, which sells consistently well while she works on her next book. Her success and down-to-earth attitude will particularly inspire anyone who is still at the early stage of their self-publishing career. It will also offer hope […]
Phew, the dust has settled, we are back to Friday, and there is just time to catch our collective breath. But only just, because For every thing there is a season. And this is the season of the conference. Please check out our upcoming events sections for details of conferences happening near you, and if […]
How much should indie authors charge for their self-published books? Well, the glib answer is: “You’re an indie – it’s up to you!” But before you decide, there are lots of questions you should ask yourself, to make sure you’re neither selling yourself short not pricing yourself out of the market. Some of these questions […]
Today in our #WritersWednesday slot about writing, British indie author and chartered psychologist Rosalind Minett explains her approach to revising her work, sharing an interesting and unusual tip about her preferred workplace! A Comforting Thought One of my best buys ever has been a memory foam mattress. Comfortable to get into at night, by the […]
Now that the dust has settled after a frenzied 24-hours of LBF Indie Author Fringe sessions, find out who won the Speaker Giveaways and the Opening Line Competition. We also remind you about the Sponsor Discounts that can save you money, and ask you to take the time to submit your feedback about our Indie […]
Orna Ross, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, wraps up our first Indie Author event of 2016 and announces the winner of the Opening Line Competition.
Indie Author Fringe: New authors will learn how to identify their priorities and focus on getting their book to market by putting the nice-to-haves on the back burner and focusing instead on the three critical elements.