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The Alliance of Independent Authors advises self-publishing authors to publish and distribute their books as widely as possible for a number of reasons. If you'd like to understand more about the wide mindset, you can read our ultimate guide to publishing wide here. Today, though, we're diving into alternative book sales outlets you can use to sell your books.
My ALLi author guest this week is Ankur Mahajan, who turned his childhood desire to travel into a career of working to help people who live in war zones like Afghanistan. Along the way, he learned all the rich subtleties of foreign cultures. In his book, Life Beyond Bullets, Ankur wanted readers to walk away with a sense of what it's like to live in these beautiful places, and perhaps get a feel for what they're like in peacetime.
Do I need sample edits for my book? This is among the questions answered on our #AskALLi Members Q&A is 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.
It's no coincidence that nondisclosure clauses in publishers' terms and conditions protect the elements most likely to be cited in complaints.
Bookwire to launch an NFT market, London Book Fair online to take place over 3 weeks, RIP Joel Friedlander
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Writing family memoirs with Terri Tomoff
Authors, publishers and readers love series – authors because it’s easier to write each new book in the same world as the first one, publishers because it’s much easier and more profitable to market and sell a sequel to a successful book than a standalone, and readers because if they discover a series they like, they will read them all. Each new book feels like a homecoming. But as an indie author, how do you know when to call a halt to a successful series and move on? Debbie Young, who has just completed her seven-book Sophie Sayers Village Mystery series, gleans top tips on finishing a series from ALLi author members.
Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry books, research is a skill you need to master if your work is to reach its full potential. In this #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast packed with book research tips, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explain why research is so important, how much you need, and how to know when to stop.
The next Go Creative! in Business workshop takes place tomorrow, on Friday 7th May, at 5pm UK time. (9am PDT, Vancouver, 12 noon EDT New York, 6pm SAST Johannesburg, 9.30…
Spotify and Apple offer new but different paid podcast models. Sales of digital books closing in on print.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about What makes a good story?
Everyone knows they need to find readers, but once you identify where they are, how do you capture them? How do you turn them into super fans? In today's post, Alliance Independent Authors Director Orna Ross takes the main stage to explain everything you need to know about true fans and super fans.