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self-publishing advice center

Orna Ross, Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors.

Hello and welcome to the Self-Publishing Advice Centre run by The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the global non-profit association for writers who self-publish.

Part of ALLi’s remit is to take self-publishing education and advice to the wider indie author and publishing community through this Self-Publishing Advice Centre, run separately from our membership website.

The Center incorporates a blog, podcastguidebooks, publications and other resources, including links to our twice-yearly Self-Publishing Advice Conference.

You can receive a round-up from our blog weekly to your inbox, with all the latest news and views, tips and tools for self-publishing well.

All the advice here has been contributed by our members and advisors, often pro bono, as a contribution to the community.  Please like, follow and support their author websites.

Our publishing advice and education below is divided into three phases, across the seven processes of publishing:

1. Making the book(s) — for writers new to self-publishing

  • Writing & Editorial
  • Design
  • Production

2. Selling the book(s) — for the emerging author-publisher

  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Promotion

3. Running an indie author enterprise — for the authorpreneurs who are running successful author businesses.

  • Growing your author business
  • Licensing publishing rights

See below for advice in each of these different categories 

Finally, we’d love to have you as part of our alliance. Our mission is ethics and excellence in self-publishing and our motto is: “Working together for each other”. Every member makes us stronger.

You can find out more about the benefits of membership here.  And what our members say about us here.

Until we connect…

Happy writing and publishing




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