Should indie authors move their books from CreateSpace to Kindle Direct Publishing? ALLi’s Watchdog Desk examines the pros and cons of Amazon’s new beta feature, KDP Paperbacks. The integration of ebook and print-on-demand publishing on Amazon is something authors have been requesting for years, so the introduction of KDP Paperbacks was greeted with interest. Let’s […]
Self-publishing Author Advice about how to best design, lay out and format a book, including cover and interior design
Last year ALLi was pleased to support the International Authors’ Forum‘s guidelines to help indie authors make ebooks more accessible to the print-disabled, i.e. those who cannot easily access conventional print books, whether due to visual impairment, dyslexia or other reasons. (See Related Posts below.) We were therefore very interested to hear of a similar […]
Our monthly Ask ALLi broadcasts are an ideal way to keep learning about being an indie author and the skills you need to acquire to become a successful self-publisher. Each month, Orna Ross, ALLi Director, invites a special guest into the indie author hot seat to answer ALLi Members’ self-publishing questions. This month’s special guest […]
We asked our ALLi Partner Members to share their self-publishing predictions with us, and here’s a selection of the trends and direction they see our indie author niche moving towards.
Jay Artale our ALLi communications manager has put together a roundup of our Ask ALLi and Indie Author Fringe podcasts, and coaxes us to take time for ourselves over the festive season to listen and be inspired.
As a follow up to their Indie Author Fringe Session Reedsy is hosting their first official giveaway to ALLi members, and is offering up to $3,000 worth of book production services.
Do your book covers convey your author brand effectively? Professional book designer Aimee Coveney explains the many benefits of good cover branding for self-published books and shares simple tips on how to develop effective author branding for your books, whatever kind of book your write.
Here’s the first in a new occasional series for Sundays, celebrating successful collaborations between ALLi Members. Remember, ALLi isn’t only for authors, but also for service providers, who, once they’ve passed our quality vetting process, become Partner Members. The Dragon’s Blade, a debut fantasy title by ALLi member Michael Miller, has just won the prestigious […]
As an indie author, it’s your prerogative to do things your way, including choosing the cover design for your self-published book. While trade-published authors often dislike the covers picked by their publishers, that doesn’t mean their publishers have got it wrong. Though it may seem that all book covers in a particular genre start to […]
Indie Author Fringe: Jane Dixon-Smith, is always being asked about what makes the perfect cover. Here she talks about what works and what doesn’t.