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Our round-up of Indie Author Podcasts for your Holiday Listening

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.

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Writing: How to Supplement Your Book Earnings with Freelance Writing

No matter how your books are published, whether self-published or by a traditional publishing company, only a small minority of authors are able to earn their keep simply by writing fiction. While many stick with their day jobs to supplement the income from their books, diversifying into other forms of writing is common – a […]

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How to Set Up and Run an Indie Author Collective

Every ALLi member knows there is power in authors working together. Whether it is through large organisations or small groups, one-off projects, or long-term ventures, collaboration can reap huge benefits. It can also be a challenge. The Triskele Books author collective, established in 2012, has published twenty titles from its five core members plus associates. Here, […]

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Book Marketing Tip: How to Offer Signed Books at Low Cost

Here’s a quick book marketing tip to enable you to personalise your books for individual readers, wherever they are in the world, without running up big postage bills. Receiving a signed copy of a book makes  it feel special. A signature and a personalised message add a “money can’t buy” touch to a book. I often buy […]

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