So how do you judge book sales success?Alison Morton, a British novelist who writes alternative history thrillers inspired by ancient Rome from her home in France, has been in conversation with other ALLis via our members-only forum (a good Roman concept there!). To start our blogging week with a spirited debate, she shares their views […]
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.
Why indie authors need to be bolder in their use of social media – encouraging and practical tips from Ladey Adey
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 […]
What should indie authors blog about? ALLi authors discuss, in the 1500th post on the ALLi blog!
A valuable insight into how booksellers view self-published books, by successful US indie author Karen Myers
Ever considered using song lyrics or titles in your books? Read this post for useful insights on the matter from a former lawyer.
Do you ever give your self-published books away free? Should you? Michael Jason Brandt plays devil’s advocate on the issue.
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.
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), […]