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Opinion: Is it Time to Drop the S Word?

Debbie Young, Commissioning Editor of the ALLi Author Advice Centre blog and advocate of ALLi’s #Authors4Bookstores campaign, asks whether it’s now time to drop the #selfpublishing tag, following her recent experience in a local bookstore. Earlier this month, I decided to try to get my Christmas-themed book stocked by bookstores away from my home patch. […]

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Opinion: Asking Takes Courage

Let’s start the week with an inspiring tale of perseverance and self-belief leading to success, by indie author and scholar Mohana Rajakumar, a South Asian American living in Qatar, who describes how she progressed from self-publishing ebooks to holding well-attended events signing paperbacks in bookstores. When I first entered self-publishing it was learning about ebooks. […]

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