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Don’t Miss our February Ask ALLi and ALLi Insights Events

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Mark your calendars for our upcoming ONLINE EVENTS brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Today’s ALLi Insights features Grant Faulkner from NaNoWriMo, and is focused on how to self-publish fiction. Our ALLi Insights on February 16th is aimed at authors looking to Go-Global in the Indian Market. Discover what’s different about this international territory, and how you need to adjust your self-publishing and marketing approach to reach local readers. A week later, our Ask ALLi event on the 23rd puts Orna Ross and Joanna Penn on the spot to answer ALLi Members’ self-publishing questions. 

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ALLi Insights Hosted by Orna Ross ALLi EventsALLi Insights: “NaNoWriMo Is Over: Now What? How To Self-Publish Fiction”

Tuesday February 2nd 8pm

Orna Ross is hosting a live Google+ Q&A event with Grant Faulkner

Each month Orna chats with experts and entrepreneurs from her indie author network to provide self-publishing insights. These free live events help authors make informed decisions about their individual self-publishing path. If you want to know what options are available to indie authors like yourself, our monthly ALLi Insights can prepare you for your self-publishing journey.

This month Orna Ross & Grant Faulkner will discuss:

  • The journey of NaNoWriMo so far and what’s in store
  • The new collaboration between NaNoWriMo and ALLi
  • Why fiction is so important in our society
  • What to do with all those unfinished drafts that are lying around
  • How to knock your manuscript into shape and turn it into a published book
  • Now that NaNoWriMo Is Over: Now What? Upcoming blog posts and guidebooks

Click this link to join the ALLi Insights Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live

  • Date: 2nd February 2016
  • Event starts at 8:00pm BST/London

Global Dates and Times:

  • Time12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST  (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1 day at: 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Meet Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner from NaNoWriMoAmerican writer, Grant Faulkner, is Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, Co-founder of the lit journal 100 Word Story, Co-founder of the Flash Fiction Collective, and a member of the Oakland Book Festival’s Literary Council.

He has presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Associated Writing Programs Conference, Book Expo America, the Oakland Book Festival, the Bay Area Book Festival, the San Francisco Writers Conference, the Commonwealth Club, the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, Writers Digest West, the Porchlight storytelling series, Litquake, and Lit Crawl.

Connect with Grant on Twitter @grantfaulkner

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ALLi Insights Hosted by Orna Ross ALLi EventsALLi Insights: “Going Global: Self-Publishing in India”

Tuesday February 16th 5:30pm (UK)

Orna Ross is hosting a live Google+ Q&A event with Ritesh Kala and Mukti Jain from Read Out Loud and Author Rasana Atreya

Each month Orna chats with experts and entrepreneurs from her indie author network to provide self-publishing insights. These free live events help authors make informed decisions about their individual self-publishing path. If you want to know what options are available to indie authors like yourself, our monthly ALLi Insights can prepare you for your self-publishing journey.

Ritesh and Mukti are founding members of Read Out Loud, and Rasana Atreya is a successful self-published author. Orna and her guests will be discussing the current growth and opportunities in the Indian self-publishing arena:

  • Ebooks vs paperbacks: What works, and how the market is developing
  • Discoverability in Indian Market (offline to online) – Why books are discovered offline but sold online
  • Book pricing: What is the average price at which books sell in India, and how to price ebooks in India
  • Bookstore distribution: How Read Out Loud works in this area, and how the entire system works.
  • Book promotion: How book promotion in India is different compared to other international territories
  • Read Out Loud and movie rights for self-published books: What Read Out Loud is planning to do in this area, and what kind of books we are looking for.

Click this link to join the ALLi Insights Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live

  • Date: 16th February 2016
  • Event starts at 5:30pm BST/London (Scheduled earlier than usual to allow for the 5 1/2 hour time difference with India)

Global Dates and Times: 

  • Time: 6:30am PST (Vancouver) / 9:30am EST  (New York City / 1:30pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 5:30pm GMT (London) / 4:30pm SAST (Johannesburg) / 11.30am IST (Dehli) and +1 day at:  and 1:30am AEDT (Sydney)

Meet the ALLi Insights Guests

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Ritesh Kala

Founding Member of Read Out Loud India, Ritesh Kala is an ex-Investment Banker and Business Consultant, who left all that glamour aside to keep his love for literature alive. He started by reading and perpetually blogging about books and now is your “Knows-all-about-the-publishing-industry” guy.

Connect with Ritesh Kala on Twitter @ritesh_kala

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Mukti Jain

Founding Member of Read Out Loud India, Mukti Jain has a Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit literature and Philosophy, and a Master’s in Creative Writing. After a small stint as a researcher and script-writer for television and films, she dove deep into books and is now in charge of supervising every word that Read Out Loud brings to the market.

Connect with Mukti Jain on Twitter @bibliofied

Rasana AtreyaRasana Atreya

Rasana is the author of the Amazon bestseller Tell A Thousand Lies, which was also shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK’s Glam magazine calls this novel one of their five favourite tales from India (June 2014).  Her other works are The Temple Is Not My Father and Twenty-Eight Years A Bachelor. She is the only self-published author to be invited to the prestigious Jaipur Literary Festival as a panelist.

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Tuesday February 23rd at 8pm

Our monthly Member Q&A is part of our “Ask ALLi” Campaign: in which ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) commits to answering any question about self-publishing.

If you are an ALLi member, click here to submit your questions

Only ALLi members can submit questions to Orna and Joanna but everyone is welcome to watch the event live.

Click this link to join the Ask ALLi Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live

  • Date: 23rd February 2016
  • Event starts at 8:00pm BST/London

Global Dates and Times: 

  • Time12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST  (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1 day at: 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Meet the Ask ALLi Hosts

Joanna Penn Author Profile

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She is also a professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

She spent 13 years as a business IT consultant in large corporations across the globe before becoming a full-time author-entrepreneur in September 2011.

Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn

Orna Ross Author ProfileOrna Ross launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”.

She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing.

Connect with Orna on Twitter @OrnaRoss

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Catch up on Past Events

If you missed our any of our Ask ALLi or ALLi Insights events you can catch a summary in the round-up articles published on this blog, or by visiting our YouTube or SoundCloud channel:

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