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ALLi News: Updates on OUTIA and discounts for Book Expo America

Book Expo America

Book Expo America

A Special Discount from Book Expo America for our members

Book Expo America (BEA), one of the industry’s busiest and biggest events, is now a mere week away. Soon to be arriving in your inbox is a full rundown of all ALLi BEA activities and events — we’re really looking forward to getting our US membership together.

In the meantime, this is your final call to take advantage of our special discount for ALLi members keen to attend.

A three-day fair pass and UPublishU Conference ticket is yours at the reduced price of $290 (usually $464). If interested, drop us an email at nerys@allianceindependentauthors.org and we’ll tell you how to collect.

 

Attendees of the 2014 Author Hub

Attendees of the 2014 Author Hub

Join us for the launch of Author Hub

BEA begins on Thursday 29th May and the first Author Hub at the trade show will launch upon its maiden voyage on that first morning. If you’re attending the fair, head over to the Hub  at 10am, for ribbon-cutting and general excitement.

Orna Ross,  CJ Lyons, Hugh Howey, Barbara Freethy, and a host of other writers will join publishing correspondent, Porter Anderson, in declaring the Hub officially open for author business.

A dedicated area for entrepreneurial authors, the Author Hub is where many ALLi members will be hanging out for the duration of BEA — and there will also be a comprehensive series of talks, seminars and workshops: do stop by and say Hi. We’ll be at Table 6.

 

Orna Ross, Debbie Young and Dan Holloway at the OUTIA launch

Orna Ross, Debbie Young and Dan Holloway at the OUTIA launch

Opening Up to Indie Authors: 1,000 signatures and rising

We’ve been delighted with the response so far to our Opening Up to Indie Authors (OUTIA) campaign, with honourable mentions and honest debate left, right and centre — and some hearts and minds already changed.

At the heart of the campaign, of course, is our guidebook, expertly written by Self Publishing Advice blog editor Debbie Young and indie author supremo, Dan Holloway. If you’ve read it and enjoyed it, a review on Amazon or Goodreads would be most welcome.

And our OUTIA petition reached 1,000 signatures this week. We hope to build upon over the rest of year (our aim is ten times that) so, if you haven’t already, please take the time to 1) add your voice and sign the petition and 2) pass the link to an author friend.

(Members, you can download your free copy of the guide — which has lots of information about how to get your book into libraries, books festivals and events, review outlets bookstores and everywhere good books are found. You’ll find the codes you need in the Member zone — Resources Page).

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