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Definition of Indie Author

What Is An Indie Author?

We’re ‘indies’, right? Indie authors? Most of us have embraced the term and have some idea what we mean by the concept. But there’s a lot of confusion out there, with people using the term ‘indie’ interchangeably with ‘self-publisher’, and people meaning wildly different things when they use those words. Here at The Alliance of […]

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ePublishing Press Release from Kobo

Kobo announced at BEA (Book Expo America) that its self-publishing platform is finally about to be released. This will be an epub platform and it’s good news for indie authors. Here’s the press release in full. Read through it and see what you think: Triple Digit Year-over-Year Growth Strengthens Kobo’s Global Leadership (via PR Newswire) […]

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The History of Self-Publishing

Publishing since pre-history can be loosely divided into three stages. 1. From Bard to Scribe It began with the transition from oral to written culture. In traditional society, bards were renowned and respected, and supported themselves by travelling and sharing their stories and information with the community at large. This spoken tradition shaped the way words […]

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Join Us For A Self-Publishing Shindig

Join us on Shindig.com in a few hours time (Thursday 24th, 8pm London; 3pm NYC; noon San Francisco, LA & Seattle) for the ONLINE LAUNCH of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Indie author, and curator of The League of Extraordinary Authors, Joni Rodgers will introduce fun, frolics, free book giveaways, and a competition for a lifelong membership […]

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Why Self-Publishing ?

Welcome!  You’ve found your way to the very first post by the Alliance of Independent Authors, here on our brand new self-publishing advice blog. A lot of people ask us why are so many authors going indie and self-publishing these days? The short answer is: because we can. Self-publication served only a tiny number of […]

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