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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Do not adjust your sets. It really is Thursday. I feel like Jesse Eisenberg playing Mark Zuckerberg in the Social Network in one of those archetypical scenes that you sort of know happens only in cinema – and on the Dow Jones, if news channels are to be believed. As I post this, all of […]

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Writing a Prequel: Why Write It and How to Market It

  Sometimes, despite your best-laid plans to write and self-publish series of novels, an out-of-sequence idea leaps out of nowhere demanding to be written – whether a prequel or a volume that fits in between your already carefully numbered set of books. US author Pamela Eglinski describes how that happened to her, and how she […]

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Opinion: What To Look for in a University Creative Writing Course

Are you wondering whether studying for a creative writing degree will improve your success as an indie author? It’s a decision any self-published author should not take lightly, given the amount of time and money involved. Eden Sharp, associate lecturer in fiction writing and publishing at Southampton Solent University, shares her views on what aspiring […]

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Book Marketing: How to Use MailChimp and Bookfunnel to Grow Your Author Mailing List

It’s received wisdom in the world of self-publishing that authors should strive to develop email lists of readers interested in their writing. Author design consultant and ALLi partner member Aimee Coveney describes the mechanics of a simple, affordable way to do so: setting up free ebook giveaways to attract signings, using a winning combination of […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

  You may not be able to see it in my profile pic, but aside from writing one of my passions is running ultramarathons. And this last weekend witnessed one of the great events on the ultramarathon calendar, the Barkley Marathons, an event which consists of five loops of 20 miles each through steep wooded […]

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