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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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24Jun 19
Book Marketing From A Standing Start As An Indie Author

Book Marketing from a Standing Start as an Indie Author

The longer you're in an industry, the more knowledge and information you build. But, in a way, the more blinkers you wear too. It's hard to remember those early days of no readers and single sale days. But there's a huge number of debut authors publishing every day. Author member Alastair Crombie has just launched his first book and is here to explain what marketing from a standing start is like in the current market.
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22Jun 19
ALLi Launches The Indie Authors’ Copyright Bill Of Rights

ALLi Launches the Indie Authors’ Copyright Bill of Rights

Copyright is fundamental to an author’s ability to publish and trade in books, create successful author-businesses, and earn an income from their work. Thus, changes in copyright law are of deep concern to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Our Copyright Bill of Rights offers ALLi’s interpretation and recommendations of what today’s authors and readers currently need from copyright law, policy, and practice.
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21Jun 19
Self-Publishing Solutions To Low Author Earnings: ALLi Members Respond

Self-Publishing Solutions to Low Author Earnings: ALLi Members Respond

Another month, another report about poverty-level author incomes. Boni Wagner-Stafford, ALLi's Communications Manager shares ALLi voices participating in the discussion of the UK's All Party Writers Group report's recommendations. Does the APWG report miss the point? Are there self-publishing solutions to low author earnings?
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20Jun 19
A New Book Blurb Could Revolutionize Your Sales

A New Book Blurb Could Revolutionize Your Sales

First impressions matter, both in person and for selling books. But when you've finished your 70,000-word fiction masterpiece, the prospect of condensing it into a 150-word book blurb is overwhelming enough without also needing a one-line tag to catch a reader's eye. ALLi Partner Member Adam Croft explains how spending a little time with your hook and new book blurb could earn you thousands.
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19Jun 19
Ten Business Models For Indie Authors

Ten Business Models for Indie Authors

The following ten business models are those most widely used by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. The first four are those most typically employed by authors at or near the first few years of their self-publishing journey, while models five through ten are employed by more established authors, once they have amassed a following and have a high-traffic author website.
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18Jun 19
Self-Publishing News: Author Earnings (Again)

Self-Publishing News: Author Earnings (Again)

A report by the UK government on why author earnings are at such low levels ignores the self-publishing landscape, we celebrate indie bookshop week, and explore the massive ebook potential of African markets.
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17Jun 19
7 Ways You Can Make More Money From Your Book

7 Ways You Can Make More Money from Your Book

It takes so much time and effort to become an indie author. Now, how about a little ROI? Truth is, now that you’ve crystallized your ideas into book form, there are multiple ways to spin your book into gold — aka make more money from your book — by exploring different formats and unique paths to market. In this post, Georgie Hockett has seven suggestions to help you do just that.
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14Jun 19
Switching From MailChimp To MailerLite For Budget-Conscious Indie Authors

Switching from MailChimp to MailerLite for Budget-Conscious Indie Authors

If you’re running a WordPress author website and you’ve connected it to MailChimp, recent changes at the mail-service-provider-turned-marketing-company likely mean you're facing a price increase. If that's the case, what should you do? After changes at Mailchimp, ALLi author member Rachel McCollin talks us through switching from MailChimp to MailerLite for budget-conscious indie authors.
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