This post marks the first in what will be a series of update post combining the most important news and information as the campaign progresses.
We all know that having our books in a library is a good thing. More readers, a segment of readership we don't always reach, and income. But how do you even get your books into a library and how does their distribution system work? These are questions we answer today in our post how library distribution works for indie authors.
While print books have been the backbone and primary format for traditional publishing for... well, forever, that's not the case for indies. Typically, indie authors are digital first, focused on ebook sales and then audio and print next. So how do you actually publish an ebook? The Alliance of Independent Authors extends thanks to Linh Thoi for her contributions to this post. This is how to publish an ebook.
Marketing books is hard enough. But what happens when your readers aren't the people paying for the books? That's the problem children's authors face. Alliance of Independent Authors members, Karen Inglis and Kate Woodard discuss selling children's books and the methods that have worked for them.
Launching a book is an extraordinarily exciting moment in an indie authors life, especially when it's the first book. But there's so much to do. What order should you do it in and how much time do you need in advance of your launch to complete it? Today's post is the Alliance of Independent Authors' Ultimate Guide to Launching a Book (including timeline).
There have been many debates over the years in the writing world: plotting or pantsing, trad or indie but the main question now is whether to go exclusive to Amazon or publish wide. The Alliance of Independent Authors always advises you publish wide, but today's post dives into the what's, why's and how's of publishing wide. This is the ultimate guide to publishing wide.
Author resources have imploded over the years. There's fifty answers to every question, five different tech solutions and an array of experts to help. This is good news for Indies searching out answers and tools to help them in their creative businesses, but a little overwhelming. The Alliance of Independent Authors alone has a monumental list of resources at it's members disposal and many more open to the public. Below is ALLi's ultimate guide to indie author resources for 2021.
Over the next few months, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team will be covering various aspects of audio for authors, today, we're giving you an overview of what the landscape and industry looks like as well as the strategies you might employ to produce and distribute your audiobooks. Our deep thanks to Megan Morreale from Soundwise for contributing to this post. This is the ultimate guide to self-publishing audiobooks.
With the dawn of a new year, it's a great time to pick up a new habit, hobby or skill. Then there's the bargains to be had with sales and discounts. Or perhaps you're more of a gadget and software fan. When it comes to the latter, there's a lot of tech and software at the indie author's disposal, so much so it can be overwhelming. Fear not, Tim Lewis, science fiction and fantasy author, social media specialist and host of ALLi’s weekly #indieAuthorChat on Twitter, threw this question to the ALLi Facebook members forum in preparation for the recent SelfPub conference. Nominations poured in, and the result is a definitive list of 100 must-have tools for writing, editing, design, production and distribution—this is the ultimate guide to tools and tech for indie authors.
As we near the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team wanted to use December to look back at 2020 and the range of ultimate guides and posts we've created to help you write, publish and market your books. Today, we've collated all of the business posts, podcasts and books from the team to help you improve your business skills. Here are the best business tips of 2020.
As we near the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team wanted to use December to look back at 2020 and the range of ultimate guides and posts we've created to help you write, publish and market your books. Today, we've collated all of the distribution posts, podcasts and books from the team to help you improve your publishing skills. Here are the best distribution tips of 2020.
As we near the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team wanted to use December to look back at 2020 and the range of ultimate guides and posts we've created to help you write, publish and market your books. Today, we've collated all of the marketing posts, podcasts and books from the team to help you improve your marketing skills. Here are the best marketing tips of 2020.