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Orna Ross, Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors.

ALLi News: A Message from Orna

When I left my publisher for the creative freedom of going it alone, I was delighted to find a community of likeminded people, who weren’t afraid to take control of their own work and show the rest of the world that there are many pathways to excellence in writing and publishing. ALLi was started in […]

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Make the Most of Your Membership of ALLi #1: Private Facebook Discussion Group

The first in a new monthly series of tips on how to make the most of your membership of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the non-profit organisation bringing together professional self-published and indie authors all over the world. Whether you’re already an ALLi member or haven’t yet signed up, we hope this new strand, […]

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Rasana Atreya, Indian self-published author

Publishing: The Self-Publishing Market in India

Indian author Rasana Atreya provides invaluable insight into the current state of self-publishing in India, and shares her views on opportunities and constraints for indie authors in her home country. On February 16, Amazon hosted a self-publishing event in New Delhi, India – Amazon for Authors: Navigating the Road to Self-Publishing Success. Three KDP authors were […]

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Elaine Pereira

Publishing: What It Really Means to Self-Publish – One Debut Author’s Story

Elaine Pereira’s guest post last December about writing I Will Never Forget, her award-winning memoir of her mother’s dementia, was a moving testimony to the power of self-publishing to help authors deal with life’s major challenges. The experience was also Elaine’s introduction to self-publishing, and in this new post she describes how she overcame her […]

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Kobo and ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors) need you for our Open Up to Indie Authors launch!

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for you (ALLi members) to be part of something special. As another step forward for our Open Up to Indies campaign, ALLi is delighted to be working with Kobo on our forthcoming guidebook for authors and industry players, including bookstores, libraries, reviews and literary conferences, festivals and events: Open Up […]

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Is Exploiting Self-Publishing Authors To Be The New Publishing Model?

Is the new business model for publishers to be selling over-priced and under-performing services to writers? That’s the question that needs to be asked as Simon & Schuster (S&S) links with Author Solutions (AS) to run their new self-publishing service, Archway. And same question to Penguin-Pearson, who kicked off this trend with their purchase of AS […]

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“Amazon Is Playing Indie Authors Like Pawns” says Mark Coker of Smashwords

MONDAY OPINION.  Guest Post by Mark Coker. For more of Mark’s  thoughts on the dangers of exclusivity and importance of distribution to all retailers, see his free ebook, SECRETS TO EBOOK PUBLISHING SUCCESS. Every indie should get their books distributed to as many retailers as possible. Every author should be at Amazon, but they should […]

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