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 indie authors, we’ve all been incensed by reports of scammy, insubstantial book awards that set out as much to exploit self-published books and their authors as to reward them. In an inspiring case study to encourage us all to right wrongs with positive action, ALLi Partner Member Edward Trayer, who writes as Billy Bob Buttons, explain […]
US author Edie Claire joins us to today to share her highly successful transition from trade-published author to authorpreneur, highlight the distinguishing features of her indie status, including: increased confidence in her own ability using travel to stimulate the creative flow benefiting from flexible working hours What’s your proudest achievement to date as an indie author? […]
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month’s IndieVoices A brief tour of a cryptocurrency mining operation, and its owner’s mission to fix the […]
Royalty share deals with narrators seem a great way for indie authors to self-publish audiobooks – but how do you persuade narrators that it’s a good deal for them too? Author Anna Castle shares the insights gained from interviewing a top narrator.
An inspiring case study of how romance novelist Jane Harvey-Berrick spotted and acted upon an idea to write a novel in collaboration with professional rugby player and model Stuart Reardon, and it’s proven very successful. Read it for ideas for such projects of your own.
London Book Fair saw an emphasis on audiobooks, big data, and blockchain. And Amazon runs into problems with scammers while Kobo expands its audiobook offering to France.
Indie authors’ questions answered in this month’s AskALLi Q&A include issues about pen names, rights sales, reviewers and translations – and many other aspects of self-publishing. Catch the answers here – and feel free to put your own questions for next time!
Indie authors are being targeted by criminals who impersonate them online, then collect royalties on their books. Learn how to detect and stop book counterfeiting.
The full speakers’ list and schedule for #ALLiSPACon, our free online self-publishing advice conference, running from Saturday 14th April, with sessions available for post-conference catch-up too
Amazon has taken action against manipulators of its Kindle Unlimited programme, as well as more hapless terms and conditions violators. They have also launched Great on Kindle, a scheme for non-fiction ebook authors.