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. See menu above for key timeless posts on these topics. And don’t forget […]
Bestselling British novelist of dark psychological thrillers John Nicholl shares his top tips about successful self-publishing
Check out our new Indie Author Fringe home page to see how to participate in, sponsor, or spread the word about our free online conference.
This month’s round-up of top marketing tips from our membership shares ideas that might work well for you too.
Why indie authors should keep blogging to boost their author careers – and some practical top tips on how to blog well.
You will have to excuse the fact that this week has essentially been one spent fanboying. The major indie component of this features big time in the news, but it has been hard, in my literary life, to think of much other than the fact that Phillip Pulman has announced a new trilogy that will […]
Do you still think of marketing as a dark art? Like to learn to love it – and do it well? Then read Ben Cameron’s advice here.
The agenda for March 18th Online Indie Author Fringe conference will include topics that are aimed at beginner, intermediate, and advanced authors. So no matter where you are in your writing or author journey, there will be a session that personally speaks to you.
Our monthly Ask ALLi broadcasts are an ideal way to keep learning about being an indie author and the skills you need to acquire to become a successful self-publisher. Each month, Orna Ross, ALLi Director, invites a special guest into the indie author hot seat to answer ALLi Members’ self-publishing questions. This month’s special guest […]
Cartoonist and author Alex Hallatt shares her top tips on how to produce ebooks using the Mac-only Vellum software, including books that feature lots of illustrations.
Novelist John Lynch defines the narrative arc and talks about the classic three- or five-act structure. Do you use it? Should you?