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Alliance Of Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #16

Alliance of Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #16

Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members' latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life — our #WriterWednesday (#WW) update.


keeping yourspiritsSarah Dale

I am trialling a Goodreads giveaway scheme and have offered 15 copies of Keeping Your Spirits Up on there – it’s open until 17 May.

Do your friends and colleagues see you as a successful person who is calm, professional and cheerful – while sometimes you feel far from it?

Sarah Dale, the chartered occupational psychologist behind the Creating Focus coaching programme, has met many people for whom this seems to be the case. People who face daunting workloads; rapid change; uncertainty about the future; and a sometimes impossible conflict between work, home and well-being.

It’s a mix that can dampen your enthusiasm for a career you once loved and leave you too tired to enjoy your leisure time.

Keeping Your Spirits Up is available at Amazon.co.uk

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Busy Week for Triskele Books

It’s been a busy old week for Triskele Books. Well, in particular this week’s hot seat guru, Catriona Troth.

Two days at the London Book Fair 2013 which resulted in a fabulous review of her experiences with the ALLIA crowd and the buzz created this year by indie publishers –

And there’s also a heart-warming piece ‘Gained in Translation’ and her time at the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Awards ceremony at LBF –

If these articles don’t make you book your place at LBF next year, nothing will!

Also this week, we welcomed Joni Rodgers to our Triskele Book Club. Catriona discussed Joni’s latest work, The Hurricane Lover, and why she chose indie-publishing this time round. There is also a review of the novel.Check out Joni’s Book Club page.

And finally, deep breath, we've been adding to our Toolbox. We have a guide to choosing the right Writers' Organisation for you. And coming soon, we will have a round up of marketing tips from LBF13 and a book club review and interview with author, Peter May (Lewis Trilogy.)

mail_image_preview-2Choosing a Self-Publishing Service

At London Book Fair 2013, the Alliance of Independent Authors launched ‘Choosing a self-publishing service',

This guide, compiled by the Watchdog team at The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), tells you all you need to know in order to choose the self-publishing pathway that's right for you.

Drawing on recommendations from ALLi members, warnings from our Watchdog Services, other community word-of-mouth, and in-depth research, the book compares twenty of the most significant Self Publishing service providers — from single service suppliers to package providers; from large big brand names to smaller sole traders; from off-the shelf providers to bespoke services.

Choosing a self-publishing service is a must-read book for anyone considering self-publishing. It helps navigate the fast-moving world of author services companies and contains the experiences of a lot of authors as well as advising on what to avoid.

Joanna Penn  interviewed Orna Ross, Ben Galley and a few other Alli Members at the London Book Fair 2013


Choosing a self-publishing service is available on:

And on Amazon.co.uk:

This guide, like all the guidebooks we will publish, is FREE to members.

If you are a member of  The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our Writers' Wednesdays, please send it it [email protected] to reach me no later than the Friday preceding the Wednesday you would like it published.



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  2. I have devoured the new resource guide CHOOSING A SELF-PUBLISHING SERVICE 2013 and cannot thank Alli enough for producing it and Triskele books for bringing it to my attention. I had begun creating charts and spreadsheets myself to consolidate information on all the e-conversion bureaus and print-on-demand operators I could find… an overwhelming project that this guide has handled beautifully. And the feedback from actual clients on each company is invaluable.

  3. Our twenty examined providers are not meant to be a “Top Twenty” but an examination of representative SP services. Matatdor is largely a UK service. It is on the list to be included in our next edition. As the SP index indicates, Matador provides a well-regarded, full-service Assisted Publishing package for those who do not want to take the DIY option. Not cheap but we get very good feedback in the main.

  4. You don’t examine Matador in the guide yet it stands at No. 3 on your Solutions Service list. Could you expand on this mystery and point me towards others experience?

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