On the AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis look at editing. Money spent on editing is not just a necessary investment in your book but also in your writing and publishing future. Every writer needs an editor, but getting the most from your investment can be challenging, especially when you’re starting out. Orna […]
Wondering how to get more mileage from your Twitter account? Consider hosting a Twitter chat – not as hard as it sounds, once you read social media expert Tim Lewis’s simple guide. Join ALLi’s new weekly Twitter chat too – every Tuesday 8pm BST – #IndieAuthorChat.
Like to get your self-published books into physical bookstores? Be inspired by this case study of the launch of a new kind of bricks-and-mortar bookshop that actively promotes books by indie authors.
How many books do you work on at a time? Whether it’s one or a dozen, this post will give you ideas of other ways of managing your works-in-progress and help you decide whether to stick with your current practice or try another way in the interests of productivity.
The Society of Authors sends an open letter asking the UK government to tackle piracy. Storytel continues to grow and Scribd breaks new ground.
Orna Ross pays tribute to Debbie Young, who at the end of April will be leaving her role as ALLi’s Author Advice Center Manager to write full-time – continuing her successful cozy mystery series, and much more.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn talk about the lessons learned and key takeaways for indie authors from The London Book Fair and ALLi’s online Self-publishing Advice Conference, including the most up-to-date advice on making and selling books and running a successful indie author […]
It’s nice to give your reader fans the personal touch. However, in this blog post, Rachel McCollin makes the case that a little automation is a good thing. And she takes us through a step-by-step process to set up automated emails delivering your reader magnets, so you never have to lift a finger again. If […]
An author’s guide to narrating your audiobook. If it’s fiction, it’s a bad idea. Of course, there are rare exceptions. Would it be right for your audiobooks? Audio professional Gordon Rothman shares his expert advice.
Do you struggle to get new book ideas off the starting blocks? Falter along the way? Read about the three top tips that Debbie Young has found helpful in driving her own productivity as an author of multiple titles in different genres.