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The Indie Authors’ Ultimate Guide to Hiring Virtual Assistants

There comes a time for many entrepreneurs, writers and business owners where you can't keep up with the quantity of work you have or want to produce in the amount of time you have. What then? Shrink your business, hire a member of staff or outsource to freelancers. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is looking at the latter. Working with virtual assistants for indie authors..
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A Salary For Novelists: What Do You Think? Image Of Money In Envelope

A Salary for Novelists: What do you think?

At ALLi we're always looking at different business models for authors and a salary for novelists is a new one on us. A recent innovation announced by De Montfort Literature (DML) will pay writers a small annual salary to write novels, which DML will produce, distribute and promote. We thought we'd ask ALLi Advisors what they think of a salary for novelists. And, of course, we're interested in you our members and readers, and what you think.
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What Sells Books in 2022: How to Make a Great Author Website

If you’ve managed to build and launch a basic website to support your indie author business, congratulations! Your website is the cornerstone of your author brand and book marketing efforts. However, there’s a strong possibility it could work harder for you. That's what we're discussing in today's post. The Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes partner member and website designer, Pauline Wiles. 
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Creative Self-Publishing: Creating Your Copyright Page: A Guide For Indie Authors: Image Of Blurred Book And Magnifying Glass With The Word Copyright Magnified

Creative Self-Publishing: Creating Your Copyright Page: A Guide for Indie Authors

You've finished a book! Hurrah. Now you need to publish it. Which means metadata, back matter, front matter, and... a copyright page. But what exactly is supposed to go in a copyright page? How much legal wording do you need and what are those key phrases? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors discusses creating your copyright page.
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The Ultimate Guide to Estate Planning for Authors Part 2: The Heir and Inheriting Intellectual Property Rights

We've been discussing our author legacy, our estates and how to best prepare our businesses for our heirs. But there's another side to this, and that's becoming an heir to an author estate. If your relative is an author or creative, then they will have intellectual property that will become your responsibility. Inheriting IP rights can be overwhelming, so let's make the process a little easier for you. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors discusses estate planning for heirs and the process of inheriting Intellectual Property rights.
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The Ultimate Guide to Estate Planning For Authors Part 1: The Author

Thinking about one's death is a difficult topic at the best of times. But it's something that eventually, we all have to face. When you're an author, and you have intellectual property, having a will is even more important to ensure your IP rights are inherited by your rightful heirs. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors discusses estate planning for authors.
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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Ten Years of ALLi Team Members

We've been celebrating ten years of the Alliance of Independent Authors. So far, we've looked at how members create a sustainable business, the history of self-publishing and a celebration of ALLi itself. But today, we're looking at the team members. We've whipped up a special podcast, partially live from London Book Fair and other recordings in-between. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, this is ten years of the ALLi team.
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