I go to a lot of events where writers talk about how to be an entrepreneur and how great it is to be indie…because “entrepreneurial spirit”. For several years now there has even been a name for it, the authorpreneur. Now I love reading about Elon Musk as much as the next dreamer, but I […]
Coming soon: new revised edition of “Opening Up To Indie Authors” – and why we still need ti
Top takeaway tips for authors from the profilic novelist and poet Sue Johnson, both self-published and trade-published
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Ever wondered whether you should join a local indie author collective? Or even set one up? These 7 top tips will help you.
I’ve been dog-paddling through Amazon’s sea of data quite a bit lately, and book descriptions have repeatedly caught my attention. The data I gathered raised a multitude of questions. Are there common words in the description of best selling books? Are these terms clichés, or dependable tools, or a bit of both? How do genre […]
Case study of how Scottish author Ali Bacon decided whether to write fiction or non-fiction about her chosen topic
This week my head hurts in a good way. I have spent most of the week thinking about “the future” as an abstract concept, in preparation for a talk I’m giving on disability in the workplace. We don’t spend enough time thinking about the future. And yet as indies that is one of the freedoms […]
During the first quarter of 2017, ALLi’s Watchdog Desk received several complaints about a company known as ProofProfessor. The complaints were not about the proofreading services offered by the company. Rather, they described a troubling and consistent pattern of behavior by ProofProfessor’s founder, Matt Rance. In each case, Mr. Rance approached an author or publisher […]
American author Richard G Lowe Jr shares his self-publishing success story