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.
Book marketing at Christmas time: how to sell your self-published books at local Christmas events
This week’s Indie Author Fringe Highlight is hosted by Tim Lewis who is the host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast where he interviews authors, experts and marketing specialists to showcase how to produce and market a book. If you’re considering starting a podcast to raise your indie author profile and grow your audience, Tim shares the what, why, […]
Book formatting advice: a definitive answer to the old chestnut of how many spaces to type after a period – and an easy way to eliminate too many.
Ever thought of doing a Creative Writing MA? With the wisdom of hindsight, novelist Kate Frost shares the pros and cons, and offers caution about this investment.
Top stories from this week’s news round-up include reflections on the 10th anniversary of the Kindle, the future post-Pronoun, and a new study of how readers view Amazon’s book pages.
Ever find yourself procrastinating about your writing? Come unstuck and can’t get restarted? Take heart from Dave Sivers’ story of how he got himself back on track.
Could you make more money by turning one of your books into an online course? This post will help you get decide – and get started.
Each month Orna Ross and Joanna Penn join forces to bring you The Advanced Self-Publishing Salon, a live online broadcast where they discuss what’s going on in the publishing industry.
Now that Pronoun is closing, where should authors turn for distribution? ALLi’s Watchdog Desk compares ebook distributors to see how they stack up to Pronoun.
A moving case study of a memoir of dementia that cast a new perspective on this disability – and brought the author, Mina Drever, unintended but positive consequences.