As the independent author community grows, the need for new platforms to showcase our work becomes increasingly important. Enter the indie author festival – a celebration of literature, creativity, and the diversity of stories being told by indie authors. This ALLi post explores the steps involved in creating a space where self-published authors can connect with readers, fellow writers, and the literary community at large.
The key to self-publishing commercial success lies in finding your readers and building a loyal following.
Are you happy to sell ebooks and audiobooks direct from your author website but you balk at print? It may not be as complex as you think. Today the Alliance of Independent Authors brings you the ultimate guide to selling print books direct from your author website
For some, being an indie author is the dream, for others it's a traditional contract. And for others still finding the perfect balance between the two is the real dream. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors is talking to several ALLi members today, all of whom are hybrid authors. This is the ultimate guide to being a hybrid author.
You've finished a book. You're an author, congratulations. Now you need to decide if you publish under your name, or a pseudonym. Pen names can have a lot of emotion connected to them or they can be the freeing safety net you didn't know you needed. But why would you use one? When should you use one? What do you need to consider when choosing? That's the topic the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is covering today: the ultimate guide to pen names.
Being an indie author is a lot of work and no one said it would be easy. Which is undoubtably why so many of us, at all levels of publishing, still suffer with overwhelm. That's exactly what we're talking about today. Overcoming overwhelm is not only important but vital to the health of your business and your ability to continue writing. The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team thanks its members for their contributions to today's post.
When you first start writing, translations might not be your first thought. Just get the book written. Worry about your native language first. Then figure out translations if you're successful. As indie authors, translations have traditionally been illusive and difficult to access. But as technology and the industry open up, that's changing. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is looking at book translations for indie authors. The options, formats and methods.
There comes a time for many entrepreneurs, writers and business owners where you can't keep up with the quantity of work you have or want to produce in the amount of time you have. What then? Shrink your business, hire a member of staff or outsource to freelancers. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is looking at the latter. Working with virtual assistants for indie authors..