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.
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
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.)
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:
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.