Author Archive | Debbie Young

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Writing: The Difference Between Self-publishing a Collection, an Anthology and a Box Set

Many indie authors like to expand their portfolio with compilations of short or long pieces, on their own or in collaboration with other authors. Sometimes they struggle to know what exactly to call such a product, and I’ve often seen collections labelled as anthologies or vice versa. So here’s the low-down on the differences between […]

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How I Do It: Indie Authors Share the Secrets of Their Success – This Week: Wendy Jones

Scottish crime writer Wendy Jones was an obvious candidate for our “How I Do It” interview series, because at several meetings with other ALLi members recently, some of her promotional coups have come up in conversation, such as getting a book-signing gig in her local bank (!) – immediately followed by the question “how does […]

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Book Promotion: 10 Ways to Build Your Author Mailing List without Paying for Facebook Advertising

One of the hottest topics in book promotion right now is the use of strategic Facebook advertising to build your author mailing list. While this has proven a hugely successful technique for some self-published authors, such as Mark Dawson, whose highly-regarded course helps other authors emulate his success, it’s by no means a one-size-fits-all solution. Facebook Ads […]

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