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Alliance of Independent Authors Self publishing survey

Self-Publishing Survey

Help us to help you. The Alliance of Independent Authors has teamed up with Dr Alison Baverstock of Kingston University to carry out a self-publishing survey this autumn. To make it work, we need you to go to this link and answer some questions about your writing and self-publishing. It won’t take you more than ten minutes […]

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Is Self-Publishing A Dead End?

Guest Post:  by Mary Louisa Locke A while back, I read a post by Anderson Porter about a four-piece article written over a few weeks in the Boston Phoenix by Eugenia Williamson, titled The dead end of DIY publishing. I had read the Williams piece earlier, and the more than fifty comments, which in my opinion had done a more than […]

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Self-Publishing and The Midlist.

Guest Post by  By Catherine Czerkawska There has been a great deal of talk in publishing circles about the ‘midlist slump’. A couple of years ago, I even read reports confidently predicting the ‘death of the midlist’. With the rise in indie publishing, these appear to have been exaggerated. If I were to define midlist, I suppose […]

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Five Questions Indie Authors Should Always Ask An Agent

As more and more self-publishing authors make a success of our endeavours, more agents and publishers come calling. But too often they come with a traditional publishing contract in hand. This fails to recognise that an indie author’s situation is different to that of a tyro,  unpublished author. As self-publishers, we have built our readership and […]

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Is Bookbaby or Smashwords Best for Self-Publishers?

Part One of A Five-Part Week Series: “Which Distributor“. A Guest Post by Giacomo Giammatteo. All this week on the Alliance blog, we are featuring personal experience and opinion pieces from our members, on the various ebook and pbook distribution options open to indies — and what to expect from which. Today, Alliance member Giacomo Giammatteo […]

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