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.
What intellectual property means to the indie author and self-published books – join Dan Holloway’s conversation about this vital issue
I spent the weekend imbibing the indie spirit (along with copious quantities of suitably rough coffee) at the fabulous Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival (Whence the photos used here). I was involved in three of the panels – poetry readings, writing about disability, and creativity. Most mainstream festivals would struggle to cover one of those bases […]
Sometimes it’s too easy for indie authors to drive themselves to the point of exhaustion, as Dr Carol Soloway discovered when promoting her novel.
Yes, it’s Indie Author Fringe online conference time again, brought to you in association with The Alliance of Independent Authors. Our second event of the year is Fringe to New York’s BookExpo (formerly known as BookExpo America), and will feature 24-hours of round-the-clock sessions for authors with an independent mindset, all over the world.
British novelist Jane Steen follows up John Doppler’s post about Amazon bestsellers with a case study of her own books’ categories.
What’s the relationship between plot and character? Olaf Wielk of Beemgee explains their inter-relationship.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the mechanics of creativity this week. I’m incredibly excited to be talking about creativity at Hawkesbury Upton this coming weekend, and I’ve been writing a couple of other lectures and presentations, and having to spend that much time actually thinking not just about your creating but about the act […]
Why you should walk the occasional mile in your readers’ shoes – rather than expecting to call the shots for them
A fascinating and insightful detailed case study of G D Harper’s Facebook ad campaign to promote his novel “Love’s Long Road”.
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 is ALLi Member Paul Teague. Paul hosts the Self-Publishing Journeys Podcast which features discussions with other indie authors who talk about their approaches for self-publishing and reaching readers using inventive strategies that […]