In this Book Marketing Glossary, Jay Artale collaborated with ALLi members to find out what book marketing and promotion jargon or acronyms they didn't know when they started out, which would have helped them demystify their indie author journey.
Libraries see surge in ebook lending during lockdown, while a new survey suggests ebook & audio sales do not cannibalise each other.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Lessons from SelfPubCon 2020
Marketing can seem like a big bad monster when you're first starting out in the world of indie publishing. But really, it's just another tool in your box, another method for building an audience and raising awareness of your brand and your books. There are a thousand different ways you can market your book, but one that stands the test of time is influencer marketing. But what is it? And how do you even make contact with influencers? This week, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team dives deep into the world of influencer marketing for authors.
My guest this week is Michael Sean Comerford, who spent the first part of his career as a journalist, moving from town to town. Turned out, life on the road was perfect preparation for what came after his newspaper career, which was writing a book about carnival workers. He traveled with them, worked with them, talked to them, lived among them.
For this week’s edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re moving on to indie friendly aggregators.
In this session, ALLi Director Orna Ross and author Sacha Black talk about lessons learned about current trends in self-publishing fiction and nonfiction from taking part in two key indie author events: the Self-Publishing Advice Conference (SelfPubCon) and Amazon UK’s Storyteller Award.
What the Barnes and Noble data breach means, Spotify moves further towards spoken word, and a new tool for libraries.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about The Top 100 Tools for Authors
It's hard to believe the Alliance of Independent Authors conference is already over. Twice a year the Self-Publishing Advice Conference, #SelfPubCon, is run in association with Alliance of Independent Authors. If you haven't attended, then this post will tell you how to access the conference as well as give a round up of some of the highlights.
My guest this week is Mytrae Meliana, whose story is both painful and beautiful. She came to the United States from India as a teenager, and not only faced prejudice from the outside, but also, within her own family, a culture that left few choices for women. After years of emotional and physical abuse, Mytrae at last found peace and a way to use her story to help others. Her book, Brown Skin Girl: An Indian-American Woman's Magical Journey From Broken To Beautiful, is the story of how she got there.
Should I consider republishing my first book? This is among the questions answered on our #AskALLi Member Q&A, hosted by author Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director Orna Ross.