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.
Do you have trouble letting go of your finished book? Can’t quite bring yourself to release your baby into the world until you’ve had one more last read-through – and another, and another, and another? Australian ALLi Partner member and publishing coach Dixie Carlton counsels how to let go and get on with your next […]
“Words in, words out” is award-winning romantic novelist Nicole Burnham’s mantra – and she has plenty more great advice for aspiring indie authors in our exclusive interview drawing on her own experience of 17 years as a published author
Ever tried working together with big neighbourhood employers to find new readers for your books? Find out how a team of ALLi authors struck up a great relationship with a major corporation to sell their books to their employees.
This week’s Indie Author Fringe Highlight is hosted by Donna Galanti. Even if you don’t have a polished draft to publish, Donna will show you what you can do right now to successfully pave the way to an author career before your book is published. Learn how to build a strong author foundation that includes; creating […]
A glitch on KDP’s site revealed a surprise: an option for an as-yet-unimplemented 50% royalty rate. What does this mean for indie authors?
Ever wondered whether or how to use photographs in your self-published books? Check out this inspiring case study of how professional photographer Sally Hedges Greenwood devised her memoir by analysing and sharing old family photos.
New opportunities open up for indies in Arab reading markets while Barnes and Noble have another bad period and a new crowdfunding site launches for author services.
Wondering whether it’s worth the effort to try to get your books into local bookstores? Only you can decide – but Suzy Howlett’s post here offers a best-case scenario that you may find inspiring – and we’ve given a link for further reading to help you make an informed choice about the bricks-and-mortar bookstore route […]
Take inspiration for your indie author career from Canadian bestselling hot romance novelist Eve Langlais, a Professional Member of ALLi, who shares the secrets of her success on the blog here
Wondering whether to use WordPress for your author website? Already got a WordPress website but want to make it work harder for you? Read this easy-to-follow overview by WordPress expert Rachel McCollin to help you get your site up to speed.