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.
We look at how the role of author as publisher is changing, and the expansion of ebooks in Africa and audiobooks in India.
Need an excuse to read instead of writing this holiday season? Go on, you know you want to – and it’ll make you a better writer! Bjorn Larssen’s post about Jolabokaflod provides the excuse and the inspiration that you need to do just that.
Be inspired and encouraged by Lesley Krier Tither’s self-publishing success story – and her top tips – for writing across multiple genres under different pen-names.
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 […]
Are you making the most of Amazon’s Author Central facility in all its territories to raise your author profile and draw attention to your self-published books around the world? Here’s a quick guide and some food for thought from Debbie Young.
ALLi’s Self-Publishing Watchlist highlights companies whose complaints are on the rise. We monitor these companies carefully, and upgrade or downgrade their ratings as circumstances change. This month, we examine two substandard publishers who specifically target Christian lit and authors. Companies that cloak themselves in the mantle of religion are nothing new, but they’ve found a […]
Which you prefer to write in? First person or third? Read Julia J Simpson’s spirited case for first-person point of view and see whether you agree!
Amazon is set to open its first airport bookstore. The EU’s new sales tax rules come into force, meaning member countries do not have to charge sales tax on ebooks.
To help you concentrate your thoughts for a successful new year of self-publishing, here’s a chance to revisit the most relevant opinion posts from the AskALLi blog in 2018. Here’s to our best year yet as indie authors!
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. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made Awesome. Topics discussed this week include: When should authors start marketing their book Why […]