Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members.
Part of ALLi’s service is to make sure our members are informed and up to date on the latest issues in author-publishing, and well stocked on ways to engage with the indie author community.
ALLi will be at London Book Fair this April – and if you want to view our full rundown of events, be sure to take a look here at our programme here. In the meantime, we’d like to throw the spotlight on two great events we have coming up.
Perform at ALLi’s LBF Indie Author Fringe Fest Open Mic
If you are attending London Book Fair, your invitation to ALLi events there is attached (see above)
As part of the fair, we are running our first Indie Author Fringe Festival – an open mic evening for indie authors, sponsored by Amazon/Audible and compered by Joanna Penn. If you’d like to read or perform there, simply fill in this form and Joanna will be in touch soon.
Takes place Wednesday 9th April, 7pm.
Black Lion tells the story of Mike Harris, a fearless U.S. Army major and member of the dreaded Desert Lions, an elite group within the Special Forces and feared by the enemy.
When the United States declared war on terrorism after the cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001. Mike Harris is a U.S. Army major and a member of an elite group within the special forces: the dreaded Desert Lions.
After a directive issued by the President and using all the technology and resources that they have available, Mike and his lions must travel the world trying to eliminate the terrorist elements of Al-Qaeda that threaten to disrupt world peace.
When he meets Marcie Johanssen, a beautiful and rich Danish heiress, Mike falls in love instantly and unwittingly she gets dragged into the terrible struggle to be unleashed in different parts of the world.
One Big Book Launch will see ten emerging authors launch ten books at the same event in London on 30th April.
Closing date 30th March; find out more and submit here.
The plot as per back cover reads: ‘Man at his best is a lover – not of women, but of beauty, the idea of perfection.’
The book is in more than one sense a ‘literary’ novel, although this catch-all term is frequently used for works that fit into no other category or straddle several. Such books are frequently long and ‘difficult,’ and are at the sticky end of the market. The Scholar’s Tale is also ‘literary’ in that Roy Musgrave the hero lives in a world permeated by books. To him they are more real and certainly more reliable than people. This predilection naturally can cause problems in his human relationships.
As a lifelong novel junkie, I have always gravitated towards literary fiction: books that are challenging, character based and may even be long and occasionally obscure; they are the kind I mainly, but not entirely, seek to promote with my newly launched Quagga Prize.
Susan Viets, a former journalist for the BBC based in Ukraine, has a just launched a beta website for her book Picnic at the Iron Curtain: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Ukraine’s Orange Revolution.
The site is a work in progress but already includes many posts, pictures and videos from the collapse of communism in 1991 that help provide context for the current conflict in Ukraine, including old pictures and news articles from Crimea.
The site also features information on other countries in the region such as Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova (TransDniestria), Mongolia, Russia (Chechnya), Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Visit the website, Any feedback through the contact button would be greatly appreciated.
If you are a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our ALLi Showcase, please send it to [email protected] to reach me no later than the Friday proceeding the Wednesday you would like it published.