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01Apr 19
The Self-Publishing Advice Blog: How To Self-Publish A Book

The Self-Publishing Advice Blog: How to Self-Publish A Book

Welcome to ALLi's Self-publishing Advice Center, a community outreach service from the Alliance of Independent Authors, offering advice and guidance you can trust, across the seven processes of publishing: Editorial Design Production Distribution Marketing Promotion  Publishing rights management
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19Oct 19
What Happens When Readers Rebel?

What Happens When Readers Rebel?

A one star review is always difficult to see, but it's also a right of passage. You only have to look at Stephen King or J.K. Rowling's reviews to know that no author gets away with five star reviews forever. The odd one star review is manageable. But what happens when readers rebel? Eliza Green, ALLi author member, looks at the latest Patricia Cornwell novel, Quantum, and the shocking response it received on publication.
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18Oct 19
Find Your Creative Heart

Find Your Creative Heart

Longtime ALLi advisor Joel Friedlander, and our cover feature in the 2019 Q1 Edition of The Indie Author member magazine, has helped birth hundreds of thousands of books through his business TheBook Designer.com.  His latest project, Creativity and You, invites you to attend to the quiet place inside where you’ll find the torrent of images, ideas, words, sounds. Go creative!
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14Oct 19
Opinion: Can Writing A Memoir Change Your Life?

Opinion: Can Writing a Memoir Change Your Life?

If you're a writer, then you'll know the magic power writing has. Be it the creation of far flung worlds and fantastical creatures or the healing powers of journaling and memoir. Author member Cassie Farren, explains how powerful writing can be. She also asks the question can writing a memoir change your life?
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12Oct 19
How To Make The Most Of Your ALLi Membership

How to Make the Most of Your ALLi Membership

We're independent authors, creative directors of our own author businesses, solely responsible for the books we publish. It can be a lonesome endeavor. But it doesn't have to be! As ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford explains, once you know how to make the most of your ALLi membership, you will never look back.
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11Oct 19
What Is A Cover Information Sheet?

What is a Cover Information Sheet?

Every reader has had a book cover catch their eye from the shelves of a bookstore, or even from a long list of Amazon search results. Sometimes all it takes is one glance. But how do you go from twinkle in your eye idea to reader grabbing cover design? Tim McConnehey, founder of Izzard Ink explains how the cover information sheet is central to taking your concept to completed commission.
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