If you've ever wondered what sales figures for indie authors really mean, and which numbers are important when self-publishing, read on... This month's opinion piece has been contributed by Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) member, Robin Phillips, who writes under the pen name Russell.
Selective rights licensing for indie authors: read on for ALLi’s advice on building and implementing a strategy for your selective rights licensing
20Booksto50kVegas 2023 was jam-packed with author events, talks and advice. So, following ALLi team member Sacha Black's reflections last week, we're sharing a part two today! Suspense and thriller author Dina Santorelli is an ALLi ambassador based in New York who attended the 20Booksto50kVegas 2023 conference - this is her report. Read on for Dina's reflections on Vegas itself, her takeaways from the event, and what she'll do differently based on what she learnt.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us again, with bargains on offer across the internet. Here at the Alliance of Independent Authors, we love an indie author deal and this year is no different. Read on for a stack of deals from ALLi partner members. There's something for every writer at every level in this Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale for writers.
As Audio and AI dominate the Futurebook Conference 2023 Programme, What Kind of Future is Being Imagined? In just over a week, it will be time for the annual Futurebook conference - what has become one of the most important dates in the calendar for understanding the nature of our industry’s concerns, the climate in which we operate, and the overall appetite for innovation across our landscape.
In ALLi Out and About posts, members of the AskALLi team and Alliance of Independent Authors members share the lessons they've learnt from attending book fairs, conferences or other industry events. Today we hear from Sacha Black, who attended the 20Booksto50kVegas 2023 conference.
As of November 8th, Spotify Premium subscribers in the US will be able to access the platform’s 200,000 strong audiobook catalogue. Indie authors can distribute to Spotify via Findaway Voices.
In today's post we'll give you an overview of the Amazon category changes that impact all indie authors, then run through a reminder of the metadata you need to prepare and keep on top of, including your keywords and that all important book description.
As an indie author, you can use your writing and your author platform to positively impact people: individuals, communities, and society as a whole. Today we look at how authors writing with a message can use book awards to raise the profile of their story or cause.
The rise of self-publishing has not only brought about creative freedom for authors but also a new personal responsibility for financial control over our own writing careers. Here at the The Alliance of Independent authors, we believe that adopting a positive ‘money mindset’ is critical for embracing this new accountability.
If you’re considering getting started with audiobook production, there are many wonderful sources that can help teach you how. So many sources, in fact, that the vast quantity of info can be overwhelming. Don’t panic! Below you’ll find a big-picture, step-by-step overview of the audio production process from start to finish.
Over the weekend of Saturday October 21st, and Sunday October 22nd, the indie author community came together for the highly anticipated Self-Publishing Advice Conference (#SelfPubCon23). This year, the conference focused on the theme of "Success Mindset for Indie Authors," featuring a line-up of over 50 speakers who shared their insights and experiences with an audience eager to break down barriers and unlock the keys to indie author success.