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.
A handy checklist of ALLi editors’ favourite tips for indie authors on how to self-edit your book more effectively before passing it across to your chosen editor for the final polish
Poetry is taking the publishing world by storm, and new players enter the blockchain sphere while Kindle page read payments dwindle.
Feeling stressed by the pressure to become a bestseller? Think only making the top of the sales charts will do? Think again. Kassandra Lamb explains why she’s happy to aim for the mid-list, drawing on previous career experience.
Like to speak at a mainstream literature festival? Wondering how to get involved? Take inspiration and top tips from indie author Nicola Kelsall’s recent triumph at the prestigious Cheltenham Literature Festival.
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.