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.
Struggling to work out whether your advertising on Amazon, Bookbub, etc is paying its way? Help is at hand with Ricardo Fayet’s post explaining number-crunching techniques that work – includes a free spreadsheet!
When we’re aiming at marketing our books worldwide, it’s easy to ignore small parochial writing opportunities – but don’t be too hasty to dismiss what could provide useful strategic advantages for the bigger picture, as Debbie Young explains in her case study.
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.