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Writing: RNA Admits First Indie Author

Slowly but surely writing and publishing organisations are opening up to indie authors, not least because of ALLi’s tireless campaigning and our #publishingopenup campaign. Reporting here on a significant development inside the highly regarded British authors’ organisation, the Romantic Novelists Association (RNA), is the equally tireless English novelist Alison Morton, a member of the new Indie Author category. […]

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This Week’s News in Self-publishing

Kick off your sneakers, find a comfy spot,  and follow up on what’s making news with our ALLi partners and friends. Valerie Shanley reports …   Follow-up with your Followers … The Follow button, just under your profile on your Amazon Author page, now lets you share with followers when you have a new release. […]

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Opinion: Why I Don’t DIY Self-publish

As a counterpoint to US indie novelist Kathryn Guare’s thoughtful post before Christmas explaining why she moved from assisted publishing to DIY, English thriller writer Alison Morton explains why she’s sticking with the full-service option, even though she has the technical know-how to do it all herself if she wanted to. Self-publishing and being an […]

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How to Reach Readers with the Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion

Thriller writer Alison Morton shares her positive experience of applying a quality control award for self-published books and explains how it helps her gain credibility and recognition of her alternate history novels. Last month,  Sarah Dale announced to fellow ALLi members on our private members’ Facebook forum: “Hope you don’t mind me saying…but I’ve just […]

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Opinion: How and Why This Self-Publishing Author Signed Up with an Agent

On the brink of launching the third in her acclaimed Roma Nova alternate history series, Alison Morton, a self-published English novelist, resident in France, and self-confessed Roman obsessive, explains why she has just signed up with a literary agent, officially transforming her status from self-published to hybrid author. Enter the Hybrid I recently posted on […]

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Publishing Conferences & Book Fairs – What’s In Them for Self-published Authors?

Self-published authors often wonder whether they can justify paying substantial entry prices to publishing trade and book fairs. Two of ALLi’s valued Partner Members,  Kathy Meis of Bublish and Helen Hart of SilverWood Books, explain how why it’s worth considering such events, and how to make the most of your investment in attending.  Why Publishing […]

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Reaching Readers: How to Use BookBlast to Boost Your Book up the Ranking

Thriller writer Alison Morton shares her experience of using the services of BookBlast to boost sales of her first novel, Inceptio,  just before self-publishing its sequel, Perfiditas – a useful tactic to build momentum and interest of her Roma Nova series in the US market. Background The second book in my Roma Nova alternate history […]

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