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Writing: Take Your Time to Love Your Writing

This Writers’ Wednesday, Pauline Baird Jones, an award-winning novelist who writes romance, action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery, as well as several short story collections, offers a timely reminder not to lose track of the sheer joy of writing as we pursue our self-publishing ambitions. This an exciting (and crazy) time to be an author. […]

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Opinion: Writing Swear Words – It’s Not Appropriate, It Isn’t Clever and It Isn’t Funny – or Is It?

As indie authors, the freedom to write whatever we like – including swear words and curse words – is one of the great joys of self-publishing – but what responsibility does the self-published author have for the finer feelings of the reader or audience? Debbie Young asks the question after finding herself unexpectedly wrong-footed when reading her short […]

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Sunday Success Stories: A Triple Win for an ALLi Team

Here’s the first in a new occasional series for Sundays, celebrating successful collaborations between ALLi Members. Remember, ALLi isn’t only for authors, but also for service providers, who, once they’ve passed our quality vetting process, become Partner Members.   The Dragon’s Blade, a debut fantasy title by ALLi member Michael Miller, has just won the prestigious […]

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Book Marketing: Should Self-published Authors Bother with Blog Hops?

Way back when, before the internet started to reach saturation point with bloggers, taking part in blog hops and other blog-related events was all the rage to help indie authors reach a wider audience with their self-published books. Now many authors are wondering whether these practices are worth the effort, because although they generally cost nothing […]

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