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NYT bestselling author and ghostwriter Joni Rodgers

Amazon Is Censoring Self-Publisher’s Reviews says Indie Author and Bookseller, Joni Rodgers

Long before I was a writer, I was a voracious reader. I enjoy excellent work in every genre. PR reps, editors and publishers frequently ask me to blurb, review and blog about their books, and over the years, I’ve done dozens of reviews in a number of venues, including Amazon. As part of its sweeping […]

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Alliance of Independent Authors FAQ

Am I Eligible to Join ALLi? We have four grades of member, from Associate to Professional. Full details are available on the JOINING PAGE. What Is An Independent Author? At ALLi, “independent” is an inclusive description and always relative (everyone needs help to write and publish well). Some of our members are fiercely indie-spirited, as DIY as it’s possible to be. Others […]

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Amazon Removing Indie Author’s Reviews. Self Publishers: Tell Your Story Here.

At the Alliance of Independent Authors, we largely support Amazon’s work to clean up the customer review system for books, which was/is being seriously abused. From our perspective, the most important issue is that readers can trust customer book reviews and we are closely monitoring the situation. Some of our members stories about the removal […]

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Self-Publishing Young Adult Fiction: An Indie Authors Guide to YA Success by SR Johannes

According to Galley Cat, the most current American Publishers Association research suggests there has been a 41% percent increase in children’s and young adult sales for the first ½ of 2012, followed by adult fiction at 8.5%. Since the boom of Harry Potter over a decade ago, the children’s market has been growing at a […]

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W8-BEN Form reclaim form. Self-publishing authors reclaim your US Tax

Self-Publishing From Outside USA: How To Reclaim US Tax on Indie Author Royalties

If you are a non-US author, your royalties from your US book sales will be subject to a 30% withholding tax until you complete the necessary paperwork to claim exemption. And we know how you just love paperwork. Never fear, Karen Inglis makes it easy, with her step-by-step guide.  Update April 2016: THE INFORMATION BELOW IS NO LONGER […]

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wejit

Self-Publishing Authors can Connect with Readers Inside their E-Books. By ALLi Social Media Manager, Karen Lotter

Imagine Indie authors and readers connecting inside their e-books – sounds like something way in the future? Well as we know on the web, the future is yesterday! I’ve just discovered this new connection platform is called  a WeJIT. Democrasoft’s WeJIT™ technology is now available directly to authors who are self-publishing their e-books. WeJITs, created […]

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Commonwealth Foundation Prize to Self-Publishers

Commonwealth Foundation Opens Prize to Self-Publishers

The Commonwealth Foundation has made its annual call for entries for their Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize.  The great news is that they are, for the first time in 2013, opening the prize to translated and self-published books. This “opens up more opportunities for people in countries with little or no publishing infrastructure […]

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