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.
Have you ever thought about the possibilities that Skype brings to help you collaborate with other indie authors? Here’s an interesting case study between two ALLi members in the US and Qatar, working together in real time.
Welcome to Ask ALLi, 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 Dan Blank. Michael La Ronn is the author of over […]
Learn how—and when—to combat piracy. The first of a three-part series on fighting copyright infringement.
Think you don’t need to write a synopsis unless you’re querying an agent or publisher? Think again! They can be great tools to help you self-edit and market your book. Read professional editor Richard Bradburn’s brilliant guide here.
Wattpad are giving viewers the chance to decide if they like the look of a series with short pilot adaptations taken from the site, while a court rules if you embed copyright-infringing content from elsewhere on your website, you may be liable, and Book Expo gets a makeover but may have forgotten a key ingredient […]
Howard Lovy, ALLi’s new managing editor, explains why he’s excited to be playing a part in the self-publishing revolution, which he likens to the transformative changes undergone by the newspaper industry in which he has spent much of his career.
Indie in spirit, hybrid-published, Canadian author Carol M Cram shares her top tips about her rise to success as a historical novelist, with an interest take on the best use of time while writing
Is it still worth doing KDP free promotion days if your books are in KDP Select? Indie author and director of Heddon Publishing thinks it is – and offers her top tips on how to make the most of this continuing book promotion opportunity.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and has spent the last five years […]
Think you can disregard traditional publishing houses’ production practices because you’re an indie? Think again – after you’ve read Roz Morris’s common-sense post on why the conventional production process makes sense for self-published books too.