Alliance of Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #13

Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life — our #WriterWednesday (#WW) update. Karen Inglis Schoolchildren and bookshops give Karen Inglis’s new rhyming picture book Ferdinand Fox’s Big Sleep the thumbs up. London-based indie author  Karen Inglis,  recently launched her […]

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Cellphone novel, anyone? One of the new literary forms ripe for self-publishers

New Literary Forms for Self-Publishers

One of the least discussed benefits of ebooks and digital publishing is how they are giving rise to interesting new literary forms. Self-publishers, being more nimble and less constrained than trade-contracted authors, are finding fruitful niches and changing what it means to write and read a “book”. Short And Sweet. The greatest difference between an […]

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Indie Authors. Join Us At London Book Fair 2013

Our launch at London Book Fair last year featured a panel of four superb self-publishing authors. Established success Linda Gillard; surprise breakthrough author, John A Logan; experimental literary scribe Dan Holloway; and former NY Times bestseller-turned-indie, Joni Rodgers, who flew in from the US for the event, all spoke to Sam Missingham of The Bookseller Magazine, addressing the question: ‘How I Went Indie And Why’. It was all very […]

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“I Wasted $8000 On Kirkus Review Display Advertising.” An Indie Author’s Story. Revised.

The post below is an amended version, by request of Kirkus and by agreement with the author, of a post originally published on Friday, March 8, 2013. The original article contained some factual errors around dates and the order and nature of communications. “When my first book came out, advertising budget dollars were the last […]

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