Do you make time to read for pleasure? If not, you should – it’s the easiest way to enrich your writing and hone your craft as an author. Debbie Young explains why and shares a captivating poem on the topic by Julia Donaldson.
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Like to help spread the word about the imminent ALLi Self-publishing Advice Conference (14th April) and engage the whole indie author community worldwide? Here are 5 quick and easy ways you can do just that.
How much slang can you use in your writing without baffling or upsetting readers? ALLi author members debate the best approach to gaining colour from colloquialisms without obscuring meaning.
If you write books in a series, are you making the most of sales opportunities by listing them correctly on Amazon? A startling number of authors miss this trick – don’t be one of them! Simple instructions in this post by series author Debbie Young.
How to keep your production costs down and so boost the financial viability of your self-publishing ventures: join ALLi! Have you joined? Are you taking advantage of the exclusive discounts and deals available to members? Find out more here.
If you write fiction, read this fun checklist of 15 ways to choose the best names for the characters in your fiction – and add your own favourite character’s name, with a description of how you created it, via the comments box.
Ever tried working together with big neighbourhood employers to find new readers for your books? Find out how a team of ALLi authors struck up a great relationship with a major corporation to sell their books to their employees.
Whether you’re new to self-publishing paperbacks or an established user of print-on-demand, this post provides a handy reminder of how to use CreateSpace and IngramSpark together to maximise your reach – and how ALLi members can make substantial cost savings
Why you should consider ways of collaborating with other authors to build your self-publishing success in 2018 – and ideas for how to do that
Gear up for being a more successful authorpreneur in 2018 by revisiting these top talks about running an author business, first shared at ALLi’s third Indie Author Fringe event of 2017,