Do you write fiction novel series? Do you plan to? Here’s why you might like to consider adding in short stories and novellas to the mix for a real book marketing advantage – with a case study by Alison Morton.
Author Archive | Alison Morton
Foreign language translations – wondering whether you should pursue that route to reach more readers? This must-read post by professional translator and novelist Alison Morton will help you decide whether it’s right for you and tell you how to get started.
So how do you judge book sales success?Alison Morton, a British novelist who writes alternative history thrillers inspired by ancient Rome from her home in France, has been in conversation with other ALLis via our members-only forum (a good Roman concept there!). To start our blogging week with a spirited debate, she shares their views […]
English author Alison Morton shares the experience of flying the flag for indie authors at the recent Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference, in the company of many ALLi members. Speaking at a conference is exhilarating and enjoyable as well as something that usually entails a mountain of work beforehand. If you’re asked to be a panel […]
French-based British indie author shares her top tips on how to set up and run a successful exhibition stand to promote your self-published books, at book fairs, local markets, literary festivals and other events. Each year I set set up my stall and sell my books at the Marché de Noël (Christmas Market) at Terves. […]
British thriller writer Alison Morton, lets off steam about her frustration with indie authors with the wrong attitude to self-publishing: a sense of entitlement. You’re not. Entitled, I mean. To anything. Well, not in the book world. I’m going to get into severe and profound trouble in writing this, but calm little soul that I […]
Slowly but surely writing and publishing organisations are opening up to indie authors, not least because of ALLi’s tireless campaigning and our #publishingopenup campaign. Reporting here on a significant development inside the highly regarded British authors’ organisation, the Romantic Novelists Association (RNA), is the equally tireless English novelist Alison Morton, a member of the new Indie Author category. […]
English thriller writer Alison Morton describes her collaboration with a trade-published author, steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, to build the audiences for both of their books via joint in-store events. Liesel Schwarz and I had fun at Rossiter Books two weeks ago, and so did the audience of readers and fans. Well, they nodded their heads, […]
Thriller writer Alison Morton shares her positive experience of applying a quality control award for self-published books and explains how it helps her gain credibility and recognition of her alternate history novels. Last month, Sarah Dale announced to fellow ALLi members on our private members’ Facebook forum: “Hope you don’t mind me saying…but I’ve just […]
On the brink of launching the third in her acclaimed Roma Nova alternate history series, Alison Morton, a self-published English novelist, resident in France, and self-confessed Roman obsessive, explains why she has just signed up with a literary agent, officially transforming her status from self-published to hybrid author. Enter the Hybrid I recently posted on […]