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.
What is copyright exactly? Make sure you grasp the basic principles to ensure you protect and exploit your rights to your intellectual property – your self-published books. Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick provide a clear and helpful introduction.
There are certain books that could arguably only ever be indie – and Gary McAvoy’s provocative new book about the true crime featured in Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” is one of them, as he explains, in this fascinating post
Storytel is embarrassed by the success of audiobook erotica on its website while Wattpad launches a promising venture in Korea.
Lesley Tither shares her strong views on why she will never offer her books as freebies – and explains why. Do you agree? Join the debate over on the blog!
Read the inspiration behind the new Lindisfarne Prize for authors who are just starting out, set up by bestselling indie author LJ Ross to pay it forward to the writing community
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 […]
Like to build your author mailing list but don’t know how to add one to your website? Let Rachel McCollin show you how – and why – with this example of a Mailchimp and WordPress combination.
Online catalogs of books are everywhere, but are they effective? We’ll show you how to get the best value for your marketing dollar.
Know your manuscript needs a professional editor but worried about being ripped off or taken for a ride? Let Richard Bradburn, ALLi partner member and experienced professional editor, talk you through the process and avoid the pitfalls.
Several ALLi authors are among those on the shortlist for the first selfie Awards, and threats of digital sales tax in the US.