This is the self-publishing advice blog, written by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. We cover the seven processes of publishing – editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion and licensing publishing rights – here week on week, together with writing advice and how to run an indie author business.
500+ bookstores celebrate Indie Bookstore Day, Young Adult fiction sparks sales growth & Kindle store survives Amazon’s China retreat.
Ever find yourself comparing your own writing and self-publishing career to that of others? It’s natural – but make sure you keep it positive. Pauline Wiles’ 7 top tips will help you make it a mindful learning experience rather than a crushing negative one.
Wondering whether you’ve left it too late to become a successful self-published author? Take heart and inspiration from our exclusive interview with Tony Whelpton, who self-published the first of his six novels at the age of 79.
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross. Questions this month include: Is it worth displaying my […]
Are you taking advantage of your books’ potential for seasonal marketing? Debbie Young explains how to trade off the seasonal relevance of your back catalog all year round.
Have you been a victim of piracy on KDP? Amazon may compensate you for the infringement, but only if you follow these steps.
Ever been asked by a friend or relation to ghostwrite their memoir? Professional ghostwriter John Lynch offers candid advice that may make you think again before taking on this “thankless task”! Worth reading in case it ever happens to you!
How much a writer earns from writing continues to make depressing reading, and a clash in Swedish audio subscription has global consequences.
In your self-publishing career, it’s all about planning and perseverance – so don’t give up. Just follow your dreams and magic may occur, says Saiswaroopa Iyer, sharing her own journey from nervous newbie to success.
Wondering how to make your books and yourself stand out from the crowd? Take inspiration from Stephen Oram’s fascinating case study of what’s worked for his near-future sci-fi books and decide how his method might work for you.