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Self-publishing Author Advice about retaining and selling book rights and negotiating the best author contracts

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ALLi Insights: Author Rights with Toby Mundy Video and Podcast

In this special edition ALLi Insights, Orna chats with Creative Management agent Toby Mundy to introduce an exciting opportunity for qualifying ALLi members to leverage their global rights through the Toby Mundy Agency. Meet Toby Mundy of TMA Toby has been in publishing for 25 years and worked at Harper-Collins and Fontana Press before joining Orion as their editorial and publishing […]

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ALLi Insights: Reaching Readers with Kindle Scout

In this month’s How-to for Authors, Orna chatted with Kindle Scout GM Dina Hilal to get an overview of the Kindle Scout program and elicit some ALLi Insights about how authors can leverage this Amazon publishing opportunity to reach readers. What is Kindle Scout? Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where […]

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Self-publishing and Translation in China

Christine Sun, ALLi’s China Ambassador, provides a general introduction to the Chinese market for self-published authors and their books, including a helpful case study of Dutch author Jen Minkman’s work in Chinese translation. “Globile” authorpreneurs of the 21st century cannot ignore the Chinese market. In this year’s Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) alone, nearly 40% […]

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ALLi Insights: Legal Essentials for Authors with Helen Sedwick Video & Podcast

In this month’s How-to for Authors, Orna chatted with Helen Sedwick to discuss self-publishing legal essentials. Helen uses simple terms and easy to follow language to empower authors and set them up for success. Mention “legal” and many authors run for the hills. But, if you’re an Indie Authors who self-publishes you need to know your […]

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Why Indie Authors Should Support the Call for Fairer Publishing Contracts

It’s easy for indie authors to assume that trade publishing issues don’t affect them, given that they’ve made the decision to ply their trade outside the traditional sector. English author Jane Steen, who is based in the USA, explains why she believes all authors, no matter how they are published, should join forces to lobby […]

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Knowing your Author Rights: SETH DELLON & TOM CHALMERS

Join Orna Ross for a previously recorded interview with Seth Dellon of Pubmatch and Tom Chalmers of IPR License. They discuss the new ways in which authors can use technology to reach buyers of publishing rights, like TV, film and translation rights, offering an overview of their respective platforms and to the topic of rights […]

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How to make a living with your writing: JOANNA PENN

Are you an Authorpreneur? Joanna Penn left her day job in September 2011 to become a full-time author entrepreneur. She is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author under J.F.Penn, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She is also an international speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top […]

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