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New Writing Project Celebrates Bookshops – Call for Entries

What writer doesn’t love bookshops, or hasn’t been influenced or inspired by visiting bricks-and-mortar bookstores from an early age? Independent Booksellers’ Week in the UK seems a good time to announce that as part of ALLi’s #Authors4Bookstores campaign, we’re planning two new writing projects that will celebrate bricks-and-mortar booksellers, and we’re inviting ALLi members to […]

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One of Debbie's books on a shelf in Foyles

Opinion: Why Indie Authors Need Bookshops

To celebrate the UK’s Independent Booksellers’ Week that launched this weekend, ALLi Author Advice blog editor Debbie Young explains why she thinks bricks-and-mortar bookshops are of value to all indie authors, whether or not they stock your books, even if you don’t even publish print books. Whether I call myself an indie author, an author-publisher, […]

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Book Promotion: Joint Events with Non-Indie Authors

English thriller writer Alison Morton describes her collaboration with a trade-published author, steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, to build the audiences for both of their books via joint in-store events. Liesel Schwarz and I had fun at Rossiter Books two weeks ago, and so did the audience of readers and fans. Well, they nodded their heads, […]

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How to Connect With Bookshops – Advice from a Former Bookseller

Our Berlin correspondent Nerys Hudson shares some insights into publishing gained from the other side of the bookshop counter at the city’s excellent Dialogue Books, one of many aspects of her career to provide an excellent foundation for her current role as ALLi’s Communications and Networks Manager. Some of us involved in the process of a […]

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