This is the self-publishing advice blog, written by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. We cover the seven processes of publishing – editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion and licensing publishing rights – here week on week, together with writing advice and how to run an indie author business.
Why indie authors should add audiobooks to their catalogue – and how to do it in an affordable manner
Ever fancied writing a memoir – or been asked to ghostwrite someone else’s? Then read Belinda Pollard ‘s top tips.
It’s less than a month until what will be my third 100 kilometre ultramarathon. I have had a terrible year for training, drifting from injury to virus and back again. Of late, my injuries have been so many I have taken to doing my actual aerobic training on a rowing machine, pretty much resting my […]
Novelist Debbie Young describes her switch from a set word count per day to an endless binge – and why she’s happy that way
How to apply for a review of your self-published book in Publishers Weekly, and why you should – by US novelist Laura Morelli
This month’s Ask ALLi special guest is non-fiction indie authors Joseph Alexander who built his Fundamental Changes guitar series into a instantly recognizable author brand. Find out some of the secrets of his success, and listen in as he and Orna answer self-publishing questions posed by our ALLi Members.
Do you use Word for Windows for writing or formatting your books? Check out these top tips to make it easier.
This post demonstrates the power of self-publishing in changing authors’ lives – Grace Allison explains how it saved hers
One of the things I love so much about being an indie is the tendency to end up in places you never imagined seeing yourself – whether that’s literally or metaphorically. Because as an indie, you have a certain openness to saying yes to opportunities and seeing where they lead. This week found me led […]
With two trade-published books to her name, one fiction, one non-fiction, Emily Benet chose to switch to the path of the indie author and self-publish her third book, a novel, The Hen Party. Her encouraging case study may inspire other authors to do the same, and reaffirm the conviction of those already following that course. […]