ALLi Author Advice Centre Editor Debbie Young, who runs two local meetups for indie authors, shares top tips for how to run an effective group for self-publishing writers to network in real life, instead of just online
Author Archive | Debbie Young
Introducing Helena Halme in her new role as Publications Manager. Her first task is to produce the 2017 edition of ALLi’s invaluable Services Directory. Read more about the Directory and what Helen brings to ALLi (and what she’s gained from being an author member).
The second in our new “My Indie Author Adventure” series, US fantasy writer Karen Myers describes her self-publishing journey from debut novelist to author of eight books in three series – and many more still to come!
With so many conventional ways to market your self-published book, we step outside of the box to look at some wackier ideas that have worked for some of our author members – and there’s not a Facebook ad or a Twitter campaign in sight!
Top tips on how to keep your momentum up while writing your books – brought to you by indie authors who have successfully self-published books following their own advice!
Co-author of the ALLi guidebook “Opening Up to Indie Authors”, Debbie Young calls for indies to support each others’ public events as a public show of confidence in the quality of self-published books
Irish novelist Laurence O’Bryan describes his journey from trade-published thriller writer to indie author and professional book promoter, in the first of a new series profiling the many different routes and adventures available to the indie author.
The first in this autumn’s Sunday Success Stories on the ALLi blog shares the exciting tale of P..J.Boox, the world’s first indie-only bookstore, set up and run by indie author Patti Brossard Jefferson
Advice Centre Editor Debbie Young shares thoughts from the ALLi hive on how indie authors can mobilize their families to support their self-publishing journeys, even if they’re not interested in buying, reading or reviewing their books. A Reality Check on Family Support Indie authors often report that their families are less supportive than they’d expected […]
At the end of each month, we share unusual book promotion ideas contributed by ALLi author members who are adopting creative tactics to market their self-published books. Unusual Outlets Bookstores are not the only shops that sell books, as the following round-up confirms: Obviously, as we all know, it’s really hard getting books into bookshops, […]