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 […]
On this World Copyright Day, ALLi continues to work on development of its Copyright Bill of Rights 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, […]
Struggling to work out whether your advertising on Amazon, Bookbub, etc is paying its way? Help is at hand with Ricardo Fayet’s post explaining number-crunching techniques that work – includes a free spreadsheet!
When we’re aiming at marketing our books worldwide, it’s easy to ignore small parochial writing opportunities – but don’t be too hasty to dismiss what could provide useful strategic advantages for the bigger picture, as Debbie Young explains in her case study.
500+ bookstores celebrate Indie Bookstore Day, Young Adult fiction sparks sales growth & Kindle store survives Amazon’s China retreat.
Ever find yourself comparing your own writing and self-publishing career to that of others? It’s natural – but make sure you keep it positive. Pauline Wiles’ 7 top tips will help you make it a mindful learning experience rather than a crushing negative one.