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.
Wondering whether visiting London Book Fair is worthwhile for indie authors? Read Steve Shahbazian’s enticing report of what he gained from his first trip and why he thinks it’s a great idea for all self-publishing writers, aspiring or established.
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. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]
Ever had problems making the book blurb on your Amazon sales pages look right? Frustrated by the apparent need to use different methods for KDP Print and KDP ebooks? Problem solved: read Rob Johnson’s easy how-to guide here.
The harsh reality is that many of us rack our uncooperative brains for weeks in a fruitless search for a title. And when divine inspiration doesn’t appear and we’re nearing the point of desperation, we clutch at a semi-random title that feels only mediocre. We settle. But if you’re in that latter category, take heart: […]
Sharing the outcome of the new Selfies award recognising self-published books, run by BookBrunch, sponsored by IngramSpark and won by ALLi member Jane Davis! Orna Ross reports.
The first winner of the Selfies is announced at London Book Fair, and new offerings from BookBub and PublishDrive.
Ever felt silly for not being more of a technology expert? Don’t let others get you down, says Barb Drozdowich – it’s for the others to change their vocabulary and be more understanding, especially on social media.
On the AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis look at the topic of using beta readers in your self-editing process. A beta reader is a trusted book lover whose opinion helps you to do a final self-edit on your book before sending it to the editor. But how do you choose the […]
Frustrated at how hard it is to boost your books’ discoverability? This innovative new book review service, Reedsy Discovery, is worth checking out. As it launches, Reedsy’s co-founder Ricardo Fayet invites your feedback.
Wondering how to set up local book links for your ebooks to direct readers towards the right online store for their country of residence? Russell Phillips describes some easy ways to do this on your author website.