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London Book Fair 2016

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Welcome to London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe: Jay Artale, David Penny, Orna Ross

#IAF16 @OrnaRoss kicks off 24-hours of #LBF Indie Author Fringe bit.ly/IAF172923 #selfpub Click To Tweet ...
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The Future of Publishing: 7 things an Author MUST Know: Jane Friedman

Indie Author Fringe: Publishing professor Jane Friedman knows the changes that are coming down the publishing ...
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Money Upfront: How Authors Crowdfund their Books: Ben Galley

Indie Author Fringe: This live hangout with self-publishing expert and successful crowdfunder Ben Galley will tell ...
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Designing Book Covers that sell – the 7 Must-Haves: Derek Murphy

Indie Author Fringe: Derek Murphy shows us the 7 Must-Haves for designing books covers that sell ...
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Aspiring Authors: Are you Ready to Self-Publish? Leila Dewji, Britt Pflüger and Ali Dewji

Indie Author Fringe: There is so much to consider before you publish. Clue yourself up about ...
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What can an Editor do for Me? Roz Morris, Laxmi Hariharan, Ricardo Fayet, Andrew Lowe

Indie Author Fringe: What can an Editor do for Me? Roz Morris, Laxmi Hariharan, Ricardo Fayet, ...
Kathy Meis Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Authors: Metadata is your Brand – get yours in shape: Kathy Meis

Indie Author Fringe: Today, word-of-mouth involves computers. In this video, Kathy Meis from Bublish, talks about ...
Joanna Penn Author Profile

How Authors use Audio to Market and Sell Books: Joanna Penn

Indie Author Fringe: In this podcast, Joanna Penn explains why now is the best time to ...
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The Authors’ Best Friend: Ignite Your Email List: Joel Friedlander and Nick Stephenson

Indie Author Fringe: In head-to-head discussion between Joel Friedlander and Nick Stephenson you’ll learn how to ...
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Authors, Don’t Waste your Money: Book Fair Bewares: David Gaughran

Indie Author Fringe: David Gaughran is not impressed with some Book Fair practices, especially offers to ...
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The Better way to write a book: Plotter or Pantser: Debbie Young, Rosalind Minett, Keith Dixon and David Penny

Indie Author Fringe: What's the difference between plotting and pantsing, and does either approach produce better ...
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How to turn your life into Fiction (and stay Sane): Helena Halme

Indie Author Fringe: Would your life make a good story? Helena Halme offers excellent advice on ...
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Don’t Judge a Book: My Cover Design Lessons So Far: Damon Freeman

Indie Author Fringe: Damon Freeman of Damonza provides valuable insight into cover design lessons he has ...
Dan Holloway Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Poetry Performance: How to Write a Bestseller: Dan Holloway

Indie Author Fringe: Dan Holloway, 2016 UK National Poetry Slam Finalist, gives a mesmerising 2 minute ...
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Twitter: Could Indie Publishing Exist Without It? Laurence O’Bryan and Ian Sutherland

Indie Author Fringe: Join two of Twitter's masters, Laurence O'Bryan and Ian Sutherland, in this entertaining ...
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Leverage Your Content: How to Blog a Book or Book a Blog: Nina Amir

Indie Author Fringe. In this video, Nina Amir shows us how to leverage your content by ...
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10 Trends Driving the Future of Publishing: Mark Coker

This post is part of London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that ...
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Are Print books more trouble than they’re worth? : Robin Cutler & Andy Bromley

This post is part of London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that ...
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It takes a village. Getting a glimpse of Author Collectives: Diego Marano

Indie Author Fringe: Diego Marano of Kobo Writing Life talks about the benefit for authors of ...
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Authors Publishing Authors: Bob Mayer & Jen Talty

Indie Author Fringe: Bob Mayer shares his experience of using the skills he acquired from self-publishing ...
Katie Webb Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Reaching all our Readers: Making books that Everyone can read: Katie Webb & Maribel Steel

Indie Author Fringe. Katie Webb and Maribel Steel share how to open up your books to ...
Yen Ooi Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Five Steps To Writing Diversity Right: Yen Ooi

Indie Author Fringe. Yen Ooi explores how to confidently write in color, without compromising either our ...
Toby Mundy Author Agent Rights Representation

Why Indie Authors need Literary Agents too: Toby Mundy

Indie Author Fringe. Toby explains that it's not only big name, traditionally published authors who need ...
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How to switch Genre without Breaking your Brand: Mohana Rajakumar

Indie Author Fringe: In this podcast, Mohana Rajakumar talks about how she managed to switch her ...
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The bliss (and the planning) of being a Writer in Residence: Melissa Addey

Indie Author Fringe: Melissa Addey is a Writer in Residence at the British Library. Here's how ...
Jane Dixon Smith Indie Author Fringe 2016

5 Top Tips to Create a Book Cover that Sells : JD Smith

Indie Author Fringe: Jane Dixon-Smith, is always being asked about what makes the perfect cover. Here ...
ALi Cross Indie ReCon Founder

Spotting Trends in Children’s Publishing 2016: Ali Cross

Indie Author Fringe: Ali Cross is an experienced author writing for the Young Adult audience, and ...
S R Johannes IndieReCon Founder

My Partner in Crime – How My Agent helps me Succeed as a Hybrid Author: SR Johannes

Indie Author Fringe: YA author SRJohannes share her experience, and the benefits, of a hybrid-author working ...
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Back to Basics: Priorities for new Authors: Jay Artale

Indie Author Fringe: New authors will learn how to identify their priorities and focus on getting ...

Book Expo America 2016


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Is Trade Publishing Broken? An Insider’s Perspective : Emily Labram

Indie Author Fringe: Listen in to this frank discussion between Emily Labram, former product manager at ...
Kathy Meis Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Stop! Don’t Launch Your Book Without Following These Six Crucial Steps : Kathy Meis

Indie Author Fringe: In this session, we’ll delve into the six crucial steps that authors need ...
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Copywriting is Creative Writing : Bryan Cohen

Indie Author Fringe: In this live 20 minute presentation from BEA, author and copywriter Bryan Cohen ...
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Kobo Writing Life Author Interviews from LBF 2016 Part 1

In this first Video recorded by Kobo Writing Life at the London Book Fair 2016, authors ...
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New Publishing Models in the US and UK : CJ Lyons

Indie Author Fringe: In this video presentation New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons presents an ...
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Writing for Kindle Worlds – the Good and the Ugly : Toby Neal

Toby Neal has her own Kindle World with 35 (and counting) books starring her characters, and ...
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Story Structure & Strategy in Writing and Marketing : Joni & Jerusha Rodgers

In this live 20 minute presentation from BEA, mom and daughter ghostwriting and editing team, Joni ...
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Nailing It – A Writer’s Workshop on Artistic Vision vs. Sales : HM Ward

Indie Author Fringe: Writing tips for aspiring, indie, and traditionally published authors that reflect the new ...
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How To Use Your Distributor to Market Your Books : Dan Wood

Indie Author Fringe: There are various opportunities to merchandise your books through Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Nook ...
Mark Coker Indie Author Fringe

How to hit the eBook Bestseller list with Pre-orders : Mark Coker

Indie Author Fringe: How to leverage preorders to sell more books. Less than 15% of indies ...
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Should Indie Authors offer Pre-Orders? : Elizabeth S. Craig

Indie Author Fringe: Most advice encourages indie authors to do pre-orders. But is it always a ...
Natalie Wright

Get Out of the Writing Cave: Turning Readers into Fans : Natalie Wright

Indie Author Fringe: Setting up shop at book festivals, comic cons and genre-specific conventions can be ...
Kobo Writing Life

Kobo Writing Life Author Interviews from LBF 2016 Part 2

In the second Video recorded by Kobo Writing Life at the London Book Fair 2016, authors ...
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10 Amazing Tools For Indie Authors: Build Your Author Platform & Get More Writing Done! : Paul Teague

In this video presentation, social & digital marketer and indie author Paul Teague will demonstrate ten ...
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Essentials For Self-Publishing Authors: The Seven Must-Haves : Kiffer Brown

Indie Author Fringe: In this live 20 minute presentation from BEA, Orna Ross and Kim Bookless ...
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Pros & Cons of Speech To Text : ALLi Members

This post is part of Book Expo America Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that showcases the ...
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The Six-Month Book: From Concept to First Draft Completion : Amie McCracken

Indie Author Fringe: In this live 20 minute presentation from BEA, editor, book designer and indie ...
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Freelancing to pay the Bills : John Lynch

Successful author John Lynch explains why he started freelancing, how he does it, and what you ...
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Insights from Kobo Merchandisers : Mark Lefebvre, Elizabeth Hilborn & Sarah Smith-Eivemark

Indie Author Fringe: Find out insider details regarding what Kobo merchandisers are looking for in the ...
Sue Johnson Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Creative Alchemy: 12 Steps From Inspiration to Finished Novel : Sue Johnson

For every 100 novels started, only one is completed. Give yourself the best chance of being ...
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Beating Block and Fostering Flow : Tom Evans

Indie Author Fringe: For indie authors, blocks can get in the way not just of our ...
Penny C. Sansevieri Indie Author Fringe Speaker for BEA

How to Find and Inspire Your Super Fans! : Penny Sansevieri

Indie Author fringe: The secret to sustaining a successful author career is the connection you make ...
Shari Stauch Indie Author Fringe

Get In Front Of Influencers: How To Spread The Word About Your Book : Shari Stauch

Indie Author Fringe: Shari Staunch, founder of Where Writers Win, talks about the opportunities available to ...
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Kobo Writing Life Author Interviews from LBF 2016 Part 3

In the third Video recorded by Kobo Writing Life at the London Book Fair 2016, authors ...
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Book Marketing Begins at Home : Debbie Young

This post is part of Book Expo America Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that showcases the ...
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All For One & One For All: How Author Associations Help Your Self-Publishing Career : Kim Bookless

Indie Author Fringe: In this live 20 minute presentation from BEA, Orna Ross and Kim Bookless ...
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Distribute More Books In More Territories : Kinga Jentetics

In this Video Kinga Jentetics talks about selling books in English all over the world, and ...
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Psychology and Research In Author-Publishing: How To Reach More Readers While Looking After Yourself : Dan Blank

Indie Author Fringe: In this video interview with David Penny of ALLi, Dan Blank discusses the ...

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016


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Welcome to Indie Author Fringe: Mark Coker

Welcome to Indie Author Fringe: Mark Coker opens Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 Indie Author Fringe, telling ...
Dan Holloway Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Going Forward: A Poem: Dan Holloway

Going Forward: A Poem: Dan Holloway ...
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The Business of Being An Author: Jane Friedman

The Business of Being An Author: Jane Friedman. Writing Is An Art But Publishing Is A ...
Toby Mundy Author Agent Rights Representation

Key Clauses Indie Authors Need To Watch For in Trade Publishing Contracts: Orna Ross & Toby Mundy

Indie Author Fringe: Key Clauses Indie Authors Need To Watch For in Trade Publishing Contracts with ...
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The Psychology of Creative Success: Orna Ross

Indie Author Fringe: The Psychology of Creative Success. In this session, Orna Ross outlines three core ...
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How to Hitch your Digital Marketing to your Bottom Line: Gabriel Mercer

The Key To A Successful Author Business - Tracking: Gabriel Mercer ...
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The Indie Author Business Plan – The Basics: Kimberley Grabas

The Indie Author Business Plan - The Basics: Kimberley Grabas ...
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Productivity for Authors – How to Write and Publish Often And Well: Mark McGuinness

Productivity for Authors - How to Write and Publish Often And Well: Mark McGuinness ...
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When Is The Right Time For An Author To Go Fulltime?: Joanna Penn & CJ Lyons

Indie Author Fringe: In this video CJ Lyons and Joanna Penn discuss when is the right ...
Debbie Young Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Best Day Jobs for Indie Authors: Debbie Young

Indie Author Fringe: Key Clauses Indie Authors Need To Watch For in Trade Publishing Contracts with ...
Paul Teague Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Creating More Time – Tips, Techniques & Tools: Paul Teague

Creating More Time - Tips, Techniques & Tools: Paul Teague ...
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48 Best Writing and Self-Publishing Tools for Authors: Jay Artale

Best Writing and Self-Publishing Tools for Authors: Jay Artale ...
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Should Indie Authors Go KDP Exclusive Or Go Wide?: Susan Kaye Quinn & Pippa DaCosta

Should Indie Authors Go KDP Exclusive Or Go Wide?: Susan Kaye Quinn & Pippa DaCosta ...
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The Print Book Business Plan: Robin Cutler

The Print Book Business Plan: Robin Cutler ...
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A Business Mindset Means A Rights Mindset: Orna Ross & Helen Sedwick

A Business Mindset Means A Rights Mindset: Orna Ross & Helen Sedwick ...
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How An Author Assistant Can Grow Your Business: Kate Tilton

Indie Author Fringe: Kate Tilton, Author Assistant extraordinaire, explains what a good assistant can do for ...
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The Top Self-Publishing News Stories of 2016 and Why They Matter to You: Bryan Cohen & Jim Kukral

Top Three Tools To Help You Sell More Books and Grow Your Indie Author Business: Bryan ...
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Bringing Frankfurt Book Fair to Indie Authors: David Penny

Bringing Frankfurt Book Fair to Indie Authors: David Penny ...
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Hiring the Self-Publishing Services You Need… And At The Right Price: Ricardo Fayet with Rebecca Heyman

Hiring the Self-Publishing Services You Need… And At The Right Price: Ricardo Fayet with Rebecca Heyman ...
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Frankfurt Book Fair for Authors: Porter Anderson & Orna Ross

Frankfurt Book Fair for Authors: Porter Anderson & Orna Ross ...
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How To Use NaNoWriMo To Structure Your Fiction-writing Business: Grant Faulkner

How To Use NaNoWriMo To Structure Your Fiction-writing Business: Grant Faulkner ...
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Tax Matters for Indie Authors – a hand-holder: Karen Inglis

Indie Author Fringe: Tax Matters for Inside Authors with Karen Inglis ...
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EUVAT – Pay Attention or face a Fine!: Henry Hyde

EUVAT – Pay Attention or face a Fine!: Henry Hyde ...
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How To Use Twitter Cards & Twitter Ads To Boost Your Indie Author Business: Tim Lewis

How To Use Twitter Cards & Twitter Ads To Boost Your Indie Author Business: Tim Lewis ...
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You’ve Written it, now Own it: Understanding your Author role: Jay Artale & Yen Ooi

You've Written it, now Own it: Understanding your Author role PODCAST. Jay Artale and Yen Ooi ...
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Maximise Your Books’ Exposure & Build Your Indie Author Business: Adam Croft & Darren Hardy

Maximising Your International Exposure on Amazon: Adam Croft & Darren Hardy ...
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Conference close and Wrap-up: Kevin Tumlinson and Orna Ross

Kevin Tumlinson, Marketing Director at Draft2Digital, wraps up the indie author fringe, talks about the highlights ...

London Book Fair 2017


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Welcome To Indie Author Fringe: Orna Ross

This post is part of London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that ...
Dan Holloway Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Why I Write: Dan Holloway

What does it mean to have the freedom to create worlds from words ...
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Get It Written: Understanding The Seven Stages of the Writing Process: Orna Ross & Jerome Griffin

Novelists Jerome Griffin and Orna Ross, ALLi Director, discuss the seven stages of conscious creation as ...
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The End: Now What? Six Steps to Take Your Fiction Manuscript to Marketplace In 6 Weeks: Stephen Spatz

Completing a novel is a big achievement, now you’ve got to turn your manuscript into a ...
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How to Nail your first 50 pages: Leila Dewji

As an author, you need to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward. Your opening ...
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How To Find And Manage A Great Team of Beta Readers: Belinda Pollard

“I can’t find the right ones.” “They don’t respond in time.” “They don’t give me anything ...
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How to Dominate Your Non-Fiction Niche: Joseph Alexander

Joseph Alexander was a guitar teacher who published a "How-To", and then another. To date he ...
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Are You Making These Common Fiction Writing Mistakes?: K.M. Weiland

The best way to get your novel right is to first know how to avoid getting ...
Joanna Penn Author Profile

How To Reach More Readers And Make More Money From Your Books: Gabriel Mercer, Joanna Penn, Adam Croft

An audio session from the London Book Fair Author HQ. Joanna Penn focuses on how to ...
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Paid Advertising: Is It Right For Your Book? : Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson was the Alliance of Independent Authors guest for their monthly member Q&A this month ...
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How to Write Short Stories & Use Them to Market Your Novel: James Scott Bell & Tim Lewis

For fiction writers pursuing a long-term career, the strategic use of short stories is proving to ...
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How To Position Your Book For Success Right From The Start: Kathy Meis

A positioning study establishes your creative intentions for your book, who you readers are, what books ...
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Get Your Book Out There. How To Be Everywhere: Draft2Digital & Kobo: Mark Lefebvre & Kevin Tumlinson

Draft2Digital and Kobo can both help you take your book to international markets but they work ...
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Put Yourself in the Running to win Kindle’s £20,000 Storyteller Prize: Darren Hardy, Rachel Abbott, Claire Allfree, Andrew Rosenheim

Storyteller is a new literary prize recognising newly published work in the English language across any ...
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Improve Your Book Descriptions and Audience Targeting: Jane Friedman

Which works best in online stores, a long or short book description? What should go in ...
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Editors Discuss Where Writers Go Wrong: Ricardo Fayet

Three professional editors join Ricardo Fayet in discussing the most common writing mistakes authors make in ...
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Success with Audiobooks: What You Need to Know to Get Your Book Into Audio: Becky Parker Geist

Audiobook sales are projected to increase 40% in 2017, after a whopping 32% growth in 2016 ...
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Streetlib: An Alternative Solution for Book Distribution: Marco Croella & David Penny

While he was at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2016 reporting for ALLi's Indie Author Fringe, ...
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How To Set Up A Pro Author Website In An Hour Using WordPress: Paul Teague

Got a great website? It’s as important as your book, the core of your author activity ...
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How to Hire a Book Illustrator: Alex Hallatt

Illustrations are a great way to make your book stand out from the crowd. Cartoonist and ...
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How to use ebooks to build your non-fiction niche: Jay Artale

One of the best ways to establish subject matter expertise within your industry is to use ...
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The Best Writing Tools – As Chosen By ALLi Members: Debbie Young

Debbie Young asked ALLi members to nominate their favorite writing tool, say which book the tool ...
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How Novelists Work With Editors: Rohan Quine & Dan Holloway

Though it may be hidden from public view, teamwork is important to almost any top-quality publication ...
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The Life Cycle of a Novel: Get it Organized, Get it Done! : David Penny

David Penny takes us through the stages involved in writing and then publishing a novel, from ...
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How To Get Your Books Into Bookstores With Ingram Spark: Robin Cutler & Andy Bromley

Do you understand the difference between a wholesaler and a retailer? How much will you be ...
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A Good Book Is A Team Effort: Getting help with your Self-Publishing Journey: Jay Artale

An ongoing challenge for indie authors is choosing the best available self-publishing services, from the large ...
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Indie Author Fringe Close: Orna Ross

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History

Indie Author Fringe began life as IndieRecon, a three-day online conference organized by self-publishers SR Johannes and Ali Cross. In 2015, ALLi was involved for the first time.

  • In 2013, the conference debuted as IndieReCon with over 10,000 attendees.
  • In 2015 ALLI teamed up with IndieReCon to extend its reach and saw more than 25,000 visitors to a three-day conference.
  • In 2016 IndieReCon became Indie Author Fringe and changed to offering three one-day events across the year, in March, June & October, fringe to the three major publishing fairs: The London Book Fair, Book Expo America and Frankfurt Book Fair. And to covering the indie author journey across the year, from Writing & Making A Book (March) to Selling A Book (May) to Running An Indie Author Business & Selling Rights (October).

Attendance currently reaches 100,000+ authors at each event.

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