For the longest time, indie authors weren't able to enter awards like other authors. But more and more, book awards and prizes are opening up to us. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi highlights some of the best awards and prizes open to Indies. This is indie author friendly awards.
We all know audiobooks are big business, everyone is talking about how important it is to create them. But no one is talking about how to promote and market them. That's what the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is doing today. We're diving into audiobook marketing for indie authors.
Being an indie author is a lot of work and no one said it would be easy. Which is undoubtably why so many of us, at all levels of publishing, still suffer with overwhelm. That's exactly what we're talking about today. Overcoming overwhelm is not only important but vital to the health of your business and your ability to continue writing. The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team thanks its members for their contributions to today's post.
The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi Member Q&A Podcast Co-Host and Outreach Manager, Michael La Ronn, has been busy organizing live virtual events for all. If you're interested in self-publishing best practices, you don't want to miss these lives. More information in the post.
Completing a book is a huge achievement. But approaching the next stage can be overwhelming, especially if you don't really know how to find the best self-publishing companies. Today, Alliance of Independent Authors partner member 1106 Design is here to explain the ins and outs, as well as some handy tips from one of our self-publishing guides.
Last week saw the second in a series of features we're running highlighting the successes of our authorpreneur members. Today, we're featuring another Alliance of Independent Authors authorpreneur member and the inspirational work they do. Today, it's Lora O'Brien, who has found success with a combination model of teaching and books.
Last week saw the first in a series of features we're running highlighting the successes of our authorpreneur members. Today, we're featuring another Alliance of Independent Authors authorpreneur member and the inspirational work they do. Today, it's Kris Michaels, who has found success selling books wide.
Over the next few months, we're going to feature a selection of the Alliance of Independent Authors authorpreneur members and the inspirational work they do. First in, is Emilia Rose, a patreon and subscription superstar. We're going to examine Emilia's success and look at patreon subscriptions for indie authors.
Children's publishing can sometimes be an enigma. Your customers aren't your readers and your readers aren't your customers. A nuance reserved mostly for children's books alone. So how do you successfully publish them? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes partner member MCRL and authorpreneur Larry Feign to answer all your questions from print sizing and materials all the way to marketing, mindset and reaching readers. This is your questions answered: illustrated children's books.
When you first start writing, translations might not be your first thought. Just get the book written. Worry about your native language first. Then figure out translations if you're successful. As indie authors, translations have traditionally been illusive and difficult to access. But as technology and the industry open up, that's changing. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is looking at book translations for indie authors. The options, formats and methods.
For ten years, the Alliance of Independent Authors has worked to improve representation for indie authors. One aspect of that work has been getting organizations, awards and services to open their doors to self-publishers. We're delighted to have recently appointed a dedicated manager, Melissa Addey, for this important work and to have updated our Open Up To Indie Authors campaign and "Open Up" guidebook series. This is our Open Up To Indie Authors Campaign update.
Backlist is a term thrown about by both self-publishing authors and traditional publishers. While your new books—your front list—are often the highest earning for short periods of time. But it's usually your backlist that brings in the consistent cash over time. How do you make the most of those books? What should you be doing to capitalize on them and what tactics work the best? That's the question the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is answering today. This is boost your backlist: how to make the most of every title.