ALLi Director Orna Ross and Author Dan Blank survey seven ways to be a productive writer so you can write and…
When we first start writing, many of us dream of having a book signing. We also cower at the prospect of having to talk to 'real people.' But for the most part, meeting readers is what we want. Organizing and delivering a book signing day can be daunting. ALLi Author member Eileen Omosa is explains how to organize a book signing.
It’s common to check out competitor books, titles, covers, and prices before we set our own. And that’s a good thing. As ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford (also of Recommended Partner Member Ingenium Books) tells us in this excerpt adapted from her new book, One Million Readers, it's a good idea to do a thorough market scan before marketing your book.
Facebook pages are a staple of every indie author's marketing box. Whether it's for advertising or organic reach, they've been a vital asset for years. But with an increasingly saturated Facebook feed, the organic reach you're able to get without paying has shrunk to virtually nothing. ALLi author member Maggie Lynch shares her top tips for boosting organic Facebook reach for authors.
The Selfies Awards come to the USA at Book Expo 2020, and StreetLib becomes a global audiobook player with Il Narratore deal.
Is there a psychology of success for indie authors? Recently I found myself, as I often do, at a writers' conference. It was a mixed event, with about half of attendees aspiring to publication and the other half evenly divided between trade-published and self-published authors You can always tell which is which at these get-togethers. The indies are animatedly swapping tips and tools, ideas and insights. The trade-published authors are swapping stories of the latest problem with their agent or publisher.
J. Dianne Dotson is a scientist who is also writing science fiction. She knows when to turn on and turn off…
Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com, and Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, explain why changes in copyright law is…
ALLi author member Denise Gaskins is back with the second blog of a two-part series explaining how to create a DIY nonfiction index. Readers come to nonfiction books looking for information, and making that search for info as easy as possible includes creating an index.
Call for speakers! Planning for the Fall 2019 Self-Publishing Advice Conference, a.k.a. #SelfPubCon, is well underway. Our call for speakers and presenters is live and we're ready for your submission. But be quick, just two weeks left before the #selfpubcon submission window closes. If you missed our recent post, we announced the launch of the Fall 2019 Self-Publishing Advice Conference #SelfPubCon. This year the theme is Sell More Books. Behind the scenes we’ve been preparing the conference and now you have a chance to be a part of it too. We're looking for conference speakers. Read on to find out more.
One of the beauties of being an indie author is our ability to reach global audiences. As an indie, even if you write in a niche area, marketing is in your control. All you need to do is think globally. Author member Alison Clifford discusses global reach and whether there's more to it than just distribution.
Subscription reading and audio services show no sign of slowing down, KDP launches new report features, and Kindle supports Traditional Chinese Language.