Do you still think of marketing as a dark art? Like to learn to love it – and do it well? Then read Ben Cameron’s advice here.
Opinion posts on a topical, controversial or interesting self-publishing issue. By ALLi Director, Orna Ross, on the first Monday of each month and other ALLi members on the other Mondays.
Indie author Anoushka Beazley explains why she turned door-to-door salesman to get her debut novel into bookstores
Vanity presses — predatory companies that sell authors worthless or overpriced services — profited mightily with the rise of indie publishing. The growth of that industry (or perhaps more accurately, the spread of that cancer) was aided by publishers who eagerly partnered with the worst vanity presses. Simon & Schuster (Archway), HarperCollins (WestBow), Harlequin (DellArte), […]
How to plan your indie author career with realistic goals that reflect your true ambitions and without getting overwhelmed or stressed
Ricardo Fayet is a co-founder of Reedsy, he likes to imagine how small players will build the future of publishing and he shares his insights about The Power of Collaboration during The Indie Author 2.0 Revolution.
Why partnership for authors doesn’t always mean parting with cash – how you can benefit from the hive’s wisdom and generosity via our Facebook group
We turn the spotlight of 5 top opinion posts from our 2016 blog archive – all key messages for indie authors everywhere as we prepare for 2017
Why wouldn’t Shakespeare’s royal plays count as literary fiction if written today? Theo Rogers asks provocative questions – and suggests some answers – about the nature of literary fiction.
Do you – should you – ask readers in the back matter of your self-published books to post reviews of your work? US indie author Karen Myers explains why she thinks it’s a bad idea.
What would you do if you had the opportunity to write full-time, rent-free for year? Would you take it? Should you take it? Or are their traps along the way? ALLi members discuss the pros and cons.