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ALLi October Events: How-To For Authors

ALLi October Events: How-To for Authors

Mark your calendars for our free Alliance of Independent Authors live events. Join in our Twitter chat. Watch our two ALLi Insights events. See what self-publishing questions Orna and Joanna answer in this month’s Ask ALLi.


ALLi Insights with Andy Lowe, the Partner Member Manager from ALLi Tuesday October 6th 7pm

ALLi Insights Generic LogoOrna Ross is hosting a live Google+ Q&A event with Andy Lowe from ALLi. 

In this month’s bonus ALLi Insights event we’ll be chatting with our Partner Member Manager, Andy Lowe, who is also our new Watchdog.

Andy and Orna have recently been updating our “Choosing a Self-Publishing Service” directory and they’ll be discussing this popular ALLi publication and talking about the collaboration between ALLi and it’s Partner members. Learn about Partner Members, and the priceless value the Self-Publishing Service Directory offers, and find out about the good work Andrew is continuing to deliver in his new role as ALLi Watchdog.

Click this link to join the Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live

  • Date: 6th October 2015
  • Event starts at 7:00pm BST/London

Global Dates and Times:

  • Time11am PST (Vancouver) / 2pm EST  (New York City / 5pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 7pm GMT (London) / 9pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1 day at: 12.30am IST (Dehli) and 6am AEDT (Sydney)

Twitter Chat: Should Authors Give Their Book Away For Free? October 13th at 8pm

Monthly #AuthorALLiChat hosted by Alliance of Independent AuthorsJoin Orna Ross at our our #AuthorALLiChat event on Twitter and share the benefits or your concerns about giving your book away for free.

Is it essential for authors to give something away for free to reach more readers, or do you think it devalues your craft?

#AuthorALLiChat is a friendly group of Tweeters and there’s always somebody on hand to answer your questions and offer advice.

  • Date: 13th October 2015
  • Event starts at 8:00pm BST/London

Global Dates and Times:

  • Time12:00pm PST (Vancouver) / 3:00pm EST  (New York City / 6:00pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8:00pm GMT (London) / 10:00pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1 day at: 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7:00am AEDT (Sydney)

You can join in the conversation on by using hashtag: #AuthorALLiChat 

Participate directly on Twitter OR join in via Twubs: http://twubs.com/AuthorALLiChat

If you haven’t used Twubs before, it’s a lot more user friendly that trying to follow the conversation directly in Twitter, and it allows you to set the speed of the feed according to your preference and you can also hide any retweets.


ALLi Insights: Using Wattpad to Reach Readers Tuesday October 20th 8pm

ALLi Insights Generic LogoOrna Ross is hosting a live Google+ Q&A event with Mystery Writer Elizabeth Spann Craig chatting about Wattpad. 

Each month Orna chats with experts and entrepreneurs from her indie author network. Each indie author’s journey is different, and the key to making the best decisions is knowing what self-publishig options are available.

In this month’s ALLi Insights we’ll be discovering how authors can benefit from using Wattpad to reach readers and grow their fan base.

Click this link to join the Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live

  • Date: 20th October 2015
  • Event starts at 8:00pm BST/London

Global Dates and Times:

  • Time12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST  (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1 day at: 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Elizabeth Spann Craig Bio

Elizabeth Spann Craig Mystery Writer ALLi Insights WattpadElizabeth writes the Memphis Barbeque series for Penguin/Berkley (as Riley Adams), the Southern Quilting mysteries for Penguin/NAL, and the Myrtle Clover series for Midnight Ink and independently. She blogs at ElizabethSpannCraig.com/blog.

She curates links on Twitter as @elizabethscraig that are later shared in the free search engine Writers Knowledge Base (which is a search engine for writers).

Elizabeth makes her home in North Carolina with her husband and two teenage children.


Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Joanna Penn and Orna Ross Tuesday October 27th

AskALLi event

The Q&A will broadcast live on Google+ and ALLi members can have their questions answered by Joanna and Orna.

Click this link to join the Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live

  • Date: 27th October 2015
  • Event starts at 8:00pm BST/London

Global Dates and Times:

  • Time12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST  (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1 day at: 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Our monthly Member Q&A is part of our “Ask ALLi” Campaign: in which ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) commits to answering any question about self-publishing.

Only ALLi members can submit questions to this particular event but all authors can watch and learn.

If you are an ALLi member, click here to submit your questions

Meet the Ask ALLi Hosts

Joanna Penn Author Profile

Joanna Penn is a London-based New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She is also a professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

She spent 13 years as a business IT consultant in large corporations across the globe before becoming a full-time author-entrepreneur in September 2011.

Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn

Orna Ross Author ProfileOrna Ross launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”.

She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing.

Connect with Orna on Twitter @OrnaRoss


Catch up on Past Events

If you missed our any of our past events you can watch the video or listen to the audio in the Round-up articles on this blog:


Joining ALLi

Interested in Joining ALLi? Besides being able to submit questions to this monthly Q&A, there are lots of other benefits to being an ALLi Member. Click this banner, to find out more.

There are Plenty of Reasons to Join us Banner for ALLi Membership

 

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