It’s that time of year again! London Book Fair (LBF) is less than a month away. Behind the scenes, we’ve been gearing up for our own highlight of LBF week: our free online self-publishing conference, which will run on Saturday 16th March 2019.
More About the Conference
Each year the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) hosts two annual FREE online Self-Publishing Conferences. These Conferences showcase the best self-publishing advice and education for authors across the world, harnessing the global reach of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ network.
Our first conference of 2019 starts at 10am London time on Saturday 16th March. For the following twenty-four hours, we will bring you a new presentation or interview each hour, on the hour, including:
- Features live from the London Book Fair
- Interviews with well-known indie authors and advisors
- Presentations jam-packed with the hottest tips and tricks
We’ve got a range of topics including:
- Advanced Facebook advertising strategies
- Case studies in taking backlist sales from 2k to 10k
- Wide marketing strategies
- How to grow a YouTube platform
And much, much more.
High Profile Speakers
To indicate the calibre of our programme, two of our speakers will be:
Jane Friedman has over 20 years’ experience of working in the publishing industry. She’s an expert in business strategy for authors and is the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, an essential industry newsletter.
Her presentation focuses on business models for authors who don’t want to produce books at a high volume or price competitively. Her session addresses how you can modify the usual indie author marketing advice for a more realistic and successful approach, whether you write novels, short stories, or poetry.
Bryan Cohen is the CEO of Best Page Forward as well as co-host of the Sell More Books Show podcast. This year sees Bryan embark on a campaign to take his back-list book earnings from 2k a month to 10k. His presentation will detail his pitfalls and progress as well as letting us into all the lessons he’s learned on his journey to $10,000 per month.
Who’s Behind the Conference?
Orna Ross, Founder & Director of the ALLi
Orna Ross is a bestselling and award-winning novelist and poet and founder of two online creative communities: the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and The Creativist Club. A storyteller, word lover and creative connector, she shows indie authors and other creative entrepreneurs how to make a living doing the work they love, the creative way. The Self-publishing Advice Conference is her brainchild.
Sacha Black, ALLi’s Conference Manager
Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition-winning author. She writes the popular YA Fantasy Eden East novels and a series of non-fiction books that are designed to help writers develop their craft. Sacha has been a long-time resident writing coach for website Writers Helping Writers. She is also a developmental editor, wife and mum.
With less than three weeks until conference day, sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out.
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