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.
One of the most popular genres on YouTube these days features “unboxing” videos. That is, literally, videos of people taking a thing out of the box in which it arrived. I was reminded of this by one of the articles that has been doing the rounds this week, linking the resurgence of print books and […]
How to make sure your plans match your objectives for your self-publishing activities – and why it’s ok to change your objectives and your plans if need be.
Drawing his top tips from decades of experience as an author, ghostwriter and traveller, John Lynch is a brilliant role model for indie authors everywhere.
An inspiring and fun extract from the new must-read guidebook for indie authors, “How to Get Your Self-published Book into Bookstores” by Debbie Young
Are you a beginning author who needs advice about writing tools, styles and challenges? In their first Beginner’s Self-Publishing Salon Broadcast Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn share their different insights about writing from a fiction and non-fiction perspective.
Top tips on how to format an ebook in Microsoft Word – an easy way to do-it-yourself, often used by beginners in self-publishing but also by more experienced authors.
Ever wondered about using an Espresso Book Machine (TM)? Debut historical novelist Dorah Blume explains how using one helped her along her self-publishing journey.
With apologies, I turn once for inspiration again this week to the world of endurance running (don’t worry, next week I enter the powerlifting stage of my training season!). I apologise also for any delirium, brought to you by industrial quantities of painkillers after running 100 kilometres in 19 hours. While I was running my own […]
Be inspired by Michael La Ronn’s interview about how he combines a full-time job and family life with writing at least five books a year – lots of great advice here.
Have you tried the new BookFunnel Bundle service ? Katherine Hayton shares her experience to help you decide its potential to promote your books.