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.
5 fun ways to boost your book marketing, from ALLi authors who’ve tried and tested them
If your ebooks have been Amazon exclusives, should you consider going wider? Susan Kaye Quinn helps you decide.
Sensible advice on what do when a reader complains there’s an error in your book, by award-winning novelist Lucienne Boyce
Well that was a week! I won’t go into the details because this isn’t a column about me – but I am delighted to say that I bring this report to you in rather bleary-eyed fashion because as I would usually be putting some structure to the points I have been gathering all week I […]
The Alliance of Independent Authors is encouraging the reading industry – libraries, festivals, bookstores, events, review organs, prizes – to open up to indie authors. But it also requires self-publishing authors to step forward if interested.
It’s not all about the book sales, says Australian author Jessica Bell, whose success in self-publishing includes design services
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Indie authors, unlike trade published authors, have to deal with misprinted books themselves – Roz Morris offers top tips
A case study of how indie author Ian Andrew built a great relationship with a local indie bookstore in Australia
What inspires other indie authors to write what they write? Angela Buckley is driven by her family tree – and crime!