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.
6 good reasons to write non-fiction, by Australian publisher and ALLi partner member Ann Wilson – should you be doing it too?
This past weekend saw the staging of one of the most iconic events in endurance sport, the Western States 100 mile race. Like thousands of others I was glued to twitter as history appeared to be in the making for more than 70 miles, with ultrarunning phenomenon Jim Walmsley looking to chop 3/4 of an […]
When a recent trade event accused self-publishing of being vanity press, Joanna Penn set the record straight, as Orna Ross reports
How to make your book cover work harder for you by using elements from its design in your marketing materials
A gentle reminder to keep refreshing your author website, and some top tips on what to look out for, by ALLi blog editor Debbie Young.
Why indie authors should add audiobooks to their catalogue – and how to do it in an affordable manner
Ever fancied writing a memoir – or been asked to ghostwrite someone else’s? Then read Belinda Pollard ‘s top tips.
It’s less than a month until what will be my third 100 kilometre ultramarathon. I have had a terrible year for training, drifting from injury to virus and back again. Of late, my injuries have been so many I have taken to doing my actual aerobic training on a rowing machine, pretty much resting my […]
Novelist Debbie Young describes her switch from a set word count per day to an endless binge – and why she’s happy that way
How to apply for a review of your self-published book in Publishers Weekly, and why you should – by US novelist Laura Morelli