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.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but self-publishing box sets of books at bargain prices can actually boost your author income considerably! This comprehensive post by New Zealand author Kim Lambert is a must-read guide to help you grab some box set success for yourself!
Do you have a hobby or interest that you’re passionate about? If so, could you use it to fuel your writing career? Take inspiration from Finnish author Leena Pekkalainen’s love of Ancient Egypt brought her self-publishing success and more
34% of people listened to a podcast last month, and most of them listened to nearly all of it – audio really is the future. And Wattpad remains a great way for authors to develop loyal fans and sell their work.
Why indie authors are better together – an eloquent tribute by fantasy writer McKenzie Austin to the generous spirit that makes us greater than the sum our our parts
This week’s inspiring interview with a successful indie author describes how he went from 0 to 100K sales without ever investing more than his books were already earning – a low-risk strategy that worked well for Charlie Lamb
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: Introducing new co-host Tim Lewis, author of six books and the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast Do you need an […]
Non-fiction authors often scratch their heads wondering what fiction writers’ marketing devices will work for them – and in this Ann Richardson describes how a BookBub promotion made a huge difference to her non-fiction book about hospices.
Popular advice states that in any publishing relationship, money should flow toward the author. But what does that mean, exactly?
How do you decide what genre to put your books into? In this first in a series of discussions about genre definitions, we consider the many types of crime writing, to help you home in on the right labels for your books.
Amazon has taken action against one of the worst offending Kindle unlimited scammers, but in a disappointingly limited way. They are also causing a major headache for Australian customers.