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.
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 Dan Blank. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]
Want to get more mileage out of your book promotion activity? Prefer long-tails and prolonged sales to short sharp spikes? Let Amy Maroney share the top tips she’s gleaned from seasoned self-publishing authors.
Wondering how to choose the best distributors and distribution platforms for your self-published books? Can’t decide where to go direct and where to use an aggregator? Nor even sure what an aggregator is? This short post will help you.
Effective self-editing enables you to submit a cleaner ms to your chosen editor, so any tip that helps you improve your self-editing process has to be worth considering – like to give Margaret Skea’s editing backwards technique a try?
Many more people are reading books than announced sales figures suggest, and China has become the largest book market in the world.
“If you need fancy dialogue tags, there’s something wrong with your writing.” Giacomo Giammatteo helps us refine our prose to show, not tell, our characters’ emotions without the use of conspicuous dialogue tags.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: What are the differences between a hobbyist and business mindset? Being a “content provider” for somebody else vs. […]
How to safeguard your rights for your heirs by appointing literary executors – because even if you’re not yet making a fortune, you may become a posthumous bestseller! Maggie Lynch shares her own experience of planning her literary estate.
Your ebook’s size can take a bite out of your royalties. Are you wasting money on ebook delivery fees?
While gaining interest from trade publishers, large or small, may seem like a dream come true, the indie route can bring more joy and rewards of all kinds to the aspiring author, as Errin Stevens explains about her own experience