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.
Endorsement quotes on book covers: do you use them? Should you? How do you get them? ALLi authors discuss…
Don’t be baffled by Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature – read Richard Bradburn’s quick’n’easy guide here.
Given that last week was dominated by London Book Fair (several of this week’s images were taken there showing ALLi’s strong presence and the fabulous time had by all), it’s surprising how much *other* news I seem to have acquired. And how little actual news seemed to happen there. I mean, Jarvis Cocker and Brett […]
An ongoing challenge for indie authors is choosing the best available self-publishing services, from the large distributors like Amazon KDP or Apple iBooks down to the right designer, editor and marketing approach for each title. ALLi offers assistance with this key decision through our Partner Member facility, Watchdog Desk, vetted services and regularly updated publication, […]
Do you understand the difference between a wholesaler and a retailer? How much will you be charged by each of them, if your book is stocked by stores? What is iPage and why should you be in it? And how do you sell globally? Join Robin Cutler and Andy Bromley as they answer the most […]
David Penny takes us through the stages involved in writing and then publishing a novel, from initial concept, research, plotting method, drafting and editing, and then into design, production, distribution, marketing and promotion. You may write in a different genre or use different tools but David’s central focus is on how getting organized makes the […]
Though it may be hidden from public view, teamwork is important to almost any top-quality publication. And no team is more important than an author and their editor. In this session, author Rohan Quine and his editor Dan Holloway will take you through what that relationship is like from the inside. They will go through […]
Debbie Young asked ALLi members to nominate their favorite writing tool, say which book the tool was used on and describe exactly how their chosen tool helped. Tune in for some surprising ideas that could help you write your best book ever.
One of the best ways to establish subject matter expertise within your industry is to use your knowledge and passion for your specialist topic to write and publish ebooks. Whether you’re a fiction author who wants to write nonfiction, or a entrepreneur who wants to turn readers into potential clients, you can turn your passion […]