ALLi’s Watchdog Desk has received over twenty complaints of Blasty failing to respond to customer service inquiries, failing to honor cancellation requests, and continuing to charge customer credit cards and bank accounts after cancellation. Some complainants felt they had no other recourse than to cancel their credit cards, or file fraud claims with their banks.
Today Howard Lovy is joined by inspirational indie author Susan Grossey they’re talking about money, crime, and human nature. The place where fiction and nonfiction meet.
Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com, and Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, explain how to scale your author income without compromising your creativity or giving up on your life.
With book marketing consistently ranked as one of the top challenges for the self-publishing author, you might wonder whether paying to participate in book fairs is worth the money and the effort. Indie author and ALLi member Sue Rovens provides recommended do’s and don’t’s for a successful book fair, based on her personal experience.
Wondering why no-one’s buying your books from bookstores, even though you’ve published your print books through IngramSpark? You need to drive readers into bookstores to buy them – Debbie Young explains why and how.
Is your manuscript in need of substantive editing, developmental editing, copy-editing, or line editing? When is it ready for a proofread? ALLi partner member Richard Bradburn of editorial.ie helps demystify the terms.
A shortage of paper causes concern for resurgent print book sales, and half of Americans have listened to an audiobook.
Feeling overwhelmed by the need to market your book? Try breaking the process down into baby steps – a system that Cathy Dudley found worked for her, as she describes with a case study here.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week, it’s “The Writing and Self-Publishing Life Salon”, with creative coach Dan Blank and ALLi Director Orna Ross. This week, Orna and Dan talk about managing all of a writer’s assets. As writers, we think about the work we need to […]
ALLi continues to work on development of its Copyright Bill of Rights (working title) for the global self-published author in the digital age. ALLi Founder and Director Orna Ross and Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford share this excerpt from their draft and forthcoming Copyright Bill of Rights book, discussing independent authors and copyright, and they invite your […]