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Mastering the writing craft is a foundational skill for indie authors and, if you want to earn your living as an author and publisher of books, you have to master not just quality but productivity. In this Foundational Self-Publishing Advice Podcast, Orna Ross and Dan Parsons set up the basics that ensure your production process supports your writing craft.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about SelfPubCon, the Self-Publishing Conference, with Orna Ross.
Facebook promises 10,000 jobs in Europe working on the Metaverse. Amazon launches KDP Transparency Codes.
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference (#SelfPubCon21) is almost upon us. We’ve got a fantastic online speaker line up. Take a look below, make your plans, and save the date – Saturday 23rd October, 10am – Sunday 24th October, 10am. If you haven’t already, register here for your three free days. If you attended before, your free registration still stands. No log in needed, just hop on over on the day and visit the Session Feed.
What's the best way to include photos in a book? This is among the questions answered on our #AskALLi Members Q&A hosted by Michael La Ronn, author of science fiction and fantasy novels as well as author self-help books; and ALLi Director, author, and poet Orna Ross.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about When should you give up on writing a book?
Amazon opens its first shop outside US for products with a 4 star review rating the same week data breach shows extent of fake reviews.
Recovering from a failed publishing experience is not only possible, it's far easier than most suspect. And it's an opportunity for authors to republish their book more professionally and profitably than before.
As you probably know, ALLi has been supporting the Audiblegate campaign run by the valiant and inspiring Susan May, aiming to right the wrongs done by Audible-ACX's user agreements and payment practices. The campaign is making significant in roads, but in order to continue, we're asking for the community's help.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Nicholas Nawroth, who took his interest in art and dogs to create a series of children's books featuring the adventures of dog characters based on real canines he has known. What gives Nick the most joy is the thought that his books are creating special moments for children, when they settle down to a story with an adult. I'll let Nick tell his story.
In this episode: Focus on your strengths. “Comparison-itis” is really just comparing yourself to other people in an unfavorable way. It is, of course, permissible, even desirable, to compare yourself to other people and to have role models. But “comparison-itis” is where you look around and think other people have it easier or are doing better, getting more accolades, or selling more, or writing better. You’re comparing yourself to others in such a way that it's either stopping you completely in your tracks, or it's making you not feel good about what you do and how you're doing it. Unfortunately, it’s pretty widespread in the indie community.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How to save money as an Author?