A devious and prolific impostor is targeting indie authors with cookie cutter businesses. Meet Octa Group and its endless aliases.
Bookshop.org is coming to the UK, Disney Plus goes large on subscription, and ALLi holds its Self-publishing Advice Conference.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Entering Book Awards with Hannah Jacobson
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is almost upon us. SelfPubCon is associated with Frankfurt Book Fair this year—which is now online. Our conference kicks off in just over a week's time. While we’re preparing the presentations and session content, the AskALLi team thought we’d share the speaker line up so you can plan your conference attendance. Wherever you are in the world, click here to sign up and secure your space now.
My guest this week is Nancy Cramer, an 89-year-old author who made history by writing the history of a WWI Serbian retreat that had not been well-documented. In Nancy's long life, she has seen her share of tragedy, which made her especially attuned to this story of bravery and sacrifice amid war. And her efforts have paid off through international recognition.
A premium product or service is a high-value item that an author sells alongside their books to expand influence and income. A well-selected premium product can more than double the profit in your author business. But what premium products work for authors? Drawing on ALLi’s ten possible business plans for authors, Joanna Penn and Orna Ross suggest premium products across fiction, nonfiction and poetry from the obvious to the unusual.
It's that time of the year again. The Alliance of Independent Authors is running it's twice yearly Self-Publishing Advice conference. Yes, you got it, it's the Fall 2020 Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Find out who's taking over the reigns as conference manager, the theme of the conference this year and how to attend for FREE!
On the even of the Nobel Prize For Literature, a new prize for young adult fiction shows literary prizes still exclude indies.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Mental Models for Writers with Michael La Ronn
ALLi continues our growth and expansion across the world with the announcement of our Organization Membership and our newly-revised Ambassador Program. With these announcements, we will be able to expand our reach and serve a more diverse array of independent authors, globally. Here is the organization member program and the ambassador program.
My guest this week is LoLo Paige who tells tales of action, adventure, mystery, romance, all mixed together with a great deal of heat. Literally. LoLo put out forest fires before she put away her firefighting equipment and picked up a pen. Now, she can recall her real-life adventures and create smoldering page-turners.
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 subscription models.