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.
As authors, it’s important that we’re free to write the things we feel most strongly about. Whether that’s the travel and cultures we’ve experienced or the made-up fantasy worlds of our imaginations. But we also need to be sensitive to the nuanced differences between our own culture and the ones we write about. Virginia King […]
Mailchimp has pivoted and made itself a lot less user friendly. Reedsy has added a new ebook conversion tool, and Amazon Publishing turns 10.
There’s one thing we can all be assured of in our industry, and that’s that there will always be changes. Whether it’s to platforms, algorithms or technology change shows no signs of slowing down. ALLI Partner Member Karen Williams from The Book Mentor is here today to talk about the changes she’s seen in the nonfiction […]
Today the theme is crime and the human mind. What if you were falsely accused of a murder? Our guest is one of the most-popular authors of British crime fiction today, Adam Croft, who is also a leading self-published author. I don’t know why this is, but I cannot get enough crime mystery. And while […]
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: How do you go about […]
It’s that time of year again. #SelfPubCon is launching the Fall 2019 Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Behind the scenes we’ve been preparing the conference and this year’s theme, “sell more books”. Here’s what you need to know.
Dream of selling rights for a cinema or TV documentary? If you have a strong idea, perhaps even a completed and published book, that dream could well become reality. You could pitch your nonfiction book for film or TV – but you need to know a few essentials first.
There are a handful of fundamental debates that cycle through the writing community: indie vs trad, wide vs exclusive and plotter vs pantser. Some of these debates have obvious answers, others less so. Where writers may flip between indie and trad or wide and exclusive depending on where their business model sits, there’s less movement […]
Patreon might be looking less attractive to indies but there are new opportunities to microfund through podcasts.
Writing helps many of us to heal. It’s a catharsis, a way of channeling out the pain we’re feeling. That’s never truer than for Kim Mcleod who loss a child, one of the most devasting tragedies a person can go through. Kim’s here to talk about how writing helps healing.