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Australian Government’s Proposed Changes to Copyright Law

A few weeks ago, in our regular news column, we mentioned the Australian Productivity Commission’s consultation on proposed revisions to intellectual property law. As the consultation deadline of June 3rd nears, and the realization of exactly what these proposed changes would involve grows, authors concerns are mounting. The removal of parallel importation rights could have a disastrous […]

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Bookstore Success for Australian Indie Author

Novelist Darcy Conroy, whose debut self-published novel gained over a million reads on Wattpad, shares her success story of getting the book stocked by the Australian bookstore chain Dymocks. An inspiring case study that sends the clear message that a professional and well-planned approach can work wonders! As anyone who self-publishes knows, it’s difficult to […]

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Opinion: Australia Must Open Up To Indie Authors

Australian indie author Rebecca Lang, who writes as R R Lang, shares her disappointment at the Sydney Writers’ Festival dismissive attitude towards self-publishing. The Sydney Writers’ Festival recently transformed the Australian harbour city into a hive of all things literature and publishing with a week of talks, panels, workshops and book launches. The annual event […]

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Writing: How Do You Judge Self-Publishing Success?

Not long after the release of his debut YA novel, British author Stuart Harper made an exciting discovery that made him reconsider his definitions of what spells self-publishing success. His experience, shared on ALLi’s private Facebook forum this morning, instantly struck a chord with other indie author members around the world, who have also given […]

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Opinion: Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Let Indie Authors Down

Australian historical novelist Elisabeth Storrs, whose first book was trade published, is disappointed that the Australian government will not consider self-published works in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards scheme. ALLi hopes that its Open Up To Indies campaign will help Australian indie authors turn around the apparent national disregard and misunderstanding of the quality and […]

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How To Build a Great Relationship Between Author and Book Designer

Australian professional book designer Scarlett Rugers offers advice on the best way for self-published authors to build a great working relationship with book designers – and her top tip is pleasingly straightforward. The one key to making the author/book designer relationship awesome is simple: just talk it out. Speaking as a professional book designer, I know […]

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Self-Publishing in Australia

It’s still a rarity to see someone on a bus in Australia with an e-reader, even an iPad, says ALLi Advisor, Steven Lewis (Taleist).  And self-publishing down under is largely focussed on Amazon. Australian readers are now aware of the digital revolution. Our booksellers are screaming loudly and not a weekend newspaper supplement appears without […]

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