This is the Self-publishing Advice Center, run as an author outreach service by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)
ALLi is pronounced ally, “al-eye”, not “al-ee”. If you're an indie author, our association is your self-publishing ally.
Here in the advice center you'll find a daily blog, bi-weekly podcast, ratings of self-publishing services, contests and awards and a bookshop where you can purchase ALLi books directly from us, or from your favorite online retailer.
Our #AskALLi campaign pledges to answer any self-publishing question any author might have–and this self-publishing advice center supports that aim. Just enter the keywords of your question into our search box to find all the authoritative advice you need.
Self-Publishing Advice Center: Blog
Our blog is written and compiled by ALLi advisors, members, and team and edited by Orna Ross, ALLi Director and Blog Manager, Sacha Black. It offers advice across the seven processes of publishing:
Members also feature in the case studies on our blog and in our Sunday “Inspirational Indie Author” interview with Howard Lovy
Self-Publishing Advice Center: Books and Podcast
We also offer a weekly podcast on a range of topics of interest to indie authors.
In our shop, you'll find a wide range of guidebooks on every aspect of how to self-publish a book and run a successful indie author business.
Our books are free to members but available for all to buy here.
Self-Publishing Advice Center: Self-Publishing Services and Awards Rated
If you'd like help in self-publishing your book, you need to beware. There are many services out there but writers must make their self-publishing choices in an environment where the same service can cost $500 or $15,000 depending on where you shop and where one large operation traps unwary writers into thinking their book is being “published,” while in reality it is only being printed or set up as an ebook. This is production, not publishing. Production is just one of the seven stages in the publishing process (see above).
Tyro self-publishers can easily fall victim to literary fraud, scams, and misleading practices. So here we offer ratings of self-publishing services and ratings of author contests and awards, overseen by John Doppler for ALLi's Watchdog Desk.
Self-Publishing Advice Center: Weekly Blog Bulletin
You can receive a weekly blog round-up, direct to your inbox.
Self-Publishing Advice Center: #AskALLi
If you have a question about how to self-publish a book, you can email us any time.
Our #AskALLi campaign pledges to answer any self-publishing question anyone might have.
Finally, this blog about how to self-publish a book is written by Author and Partner Members of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
To find out more about how you can write for us, and other benefits of membership including discounts and deals, legal advice, publishing and self-publishing contracts, advice forum and more, go here.
We'd love you to join us.