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.
Opening Up to Indie Authors – Have you got your copy?
After much fanfare and some great sales so far on Amazon, Kobo and via the Self-Publishing Advice blog, we hope you are getting in on ALLi's latest guidebook for authors – Opening Up to Indie Authors.
Filled with case studies, advice and opinion for ways in which authors and the wider literary world can work together, we once again want to offer huge thanks to guidebook authors Debbie Young and Dan Holloway for producing such an outstanding guide. Suffice to say, we are all looking forward to keeping the fires stoked on this one throughout the year, and there will be plenty of satellite events appearing throughout 2014.
In the meantime, the Opening Up to Indie Authors campaign is still running – so don't forget to keep spreading the word by using our #publishingopenup tag on Twitter and sharing our petition with friends far and near.
I'm starting up new book editing service focused on providing brain-defying brilliance and genius level editing for indie authors. To launch, we're giving away a free book edit. If you know any writers who'd like to save a lot of money… please share. (PS I know a lot of you are editors… check out the ‘work for us' page if you'd like to get more projects).
We’ll have a rolling deadline, with the first prize being chosen in about July (2014), and the next in December. That’s a nice long period of time for you to think about and write your essays. Please copy and paste them into an email, or attach a Word file, with your full name, book or website, and anything else you’d like to say about yourself.
You may have seen/heard that Successio, the third book in my Roma Nova thriller series will be out in June.
Roma Nova – the last remnant of the Roman Empire that has survived into the 21st century – is at peace. Carina Mitela, the heir of a leading family, but choosing the life of an officer in the Praetorian Guard Special Forces, is not so sure.
She senses danger crawling towards her when she encounters a strangely self-possessed member of the unit hosting their exchange exercise in Britain. When a blackmailing letter arrives from a woman claiming to be her husband Conrad’s lost daughter and Conrad tries to shut Carina out, she knows the threat is real.
Trying to resolve a young man’s indiscretion twenty-five years before turns into a nightmare that not only threatens to destroy all the Mitelae but also attacks the core of the imperial family itself. With her enemy holding a gun to the head of the heir to the imperial throne, Carina has to make the hardest decision of her life…
Sarah Dale will be appearing in Waterstones Nottingham for an evening of Q&A about psychology, successful ageing and writing, on Saturday May 10th, 7pm.
Tickets are £2 and available from the shop, more details here.
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.