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Contracts for Creatives: a Glossary

Writers are good with words, but when it comes to contracts, they're big, long documents with loads of legal jargon. Not words we would use in flowing prose or fantasy descriptions. And yet, contracts are often a part of our working life as we license rights, sign deals, become hybrid etc. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors, welcomes Kathryn Goldman who has kindly created a contracts for creatives glossary.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday ALLi Partner Discounts for 2021

The end of November is always a frenzy of shopping as Black Friday and Cyber Monday reappear for an annual dose of internet bargains.  But those bargains are aimed at the general population, and over here we rather fancy a bargain or three for writers. That's why The Alliance of Independent Authors Partner members have offered a stack of generous deals for writers on all sorts of awesome tools, services and more. There's something for every writer in this Black Friday and Cyber Monday ALLi Partner Discounts for writers. With thanks to all the ALLi partners who have provided a discount.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Denise Baden

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Denise Baden: Climate Fiction Author Seeks Optimistic Shade of Green

My ALLi author guest this episode is Denise Baden, who sponsors climate fiction contests, but is continuously in search of green stories of a different color, an optimistic one rather than the usual dystopian visions of the future. Denise has a background in psychology, and she's convinced that if you show readers an optimistic scenario, they're more likely to work to make it come true. Those optimistic books are so rare, in fact, that she decided to write one herself.
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Lean Publishing

Lean Publishing for Beginner Authors, With Orna Ross and Dan Parsons: Foundational Self-Publishing Podcast

In this episode: lean publishing for beginner authors. If you’re an author who writes for pleasure, you can write for yourself but if you’re an indie author, you're also a publisher, and so your book(s) must also please readers. Lean publishing is one way of achieving that, using social media or other methods to publish a book-in-progress and, based on reader feedback and digital metrics, improve its chances of success as you write.
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