When a recent trade event accused self-publishing of being vanity press, Joanna Penn set the record straight, as Orna Ross reports
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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.
We did a call-out on our ALLi Member Forum for some member predictions for 2017. Here are their thoughts and those of ALLi Director, Orna Ross. You can add your prediction in the comments.
Alliance of Independent Authors members celebrate their 2016 self-publishing successes. Wishing all indie authors a happy and creative 2017!
It’s the season of giving, and we’re spreading good cheer and good news for ALLi members and friends, with lots of writing and publishing discounts and free gifts.
Have you seen publishing open up to indies? The Alliance of Independent Authors is updating its #PublishingOpenUp campaign. So what’s changed for you since the campaign launch in 2014?
Too many self-publishers want to offload marketing tasks but the Alliance of Independent Authors recommends understanding where your book fits in the marketplace and how to sell it first.
For maximum impact, suggests ALLi Director, Orna Ross, indie authors should marry the creative and the commercial. And she reveals what she sees as the creative key to commercial success.
Independence Day in the US, Brexit in the UK and a new ALLi member service has Director Orna Ross pondering the importance of an indie mindset in what she sees as a new phase for self-publishers. What does it take for indie authors to thrive these days, in an increasingly challenging landscape? Today the US celebrates Independence Day, the UK […]