How do you decide what genre to put your books into? In this first in a series of discussions about genre definitions, we consider the many types of crime writing, to help you home in on the right labels for your books.
Author Archive | Debbie Young
No matter what stage you’re at in your indie author journey, it’s worth checking this list of 7 classic marketing errors made by self-publishing authors as they try to make their books discoverable in a crowded marketplace
Why you need to make sure your writing is the best it can be before you invest in marketing it – tough love on the importance of writing craft from ALLi Author Advice Center Manager Debbie Young, herself the author of a series of cozy mysteries
Lost the plot with your fiction writing? Having trouble keeping track of your characters? You need to start keeping a style-sheet – or at least ask your editor to create one for you. Such a useful writing tool you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it! Here’s how.
Wondering whether it’s worth trying to get your self-published books into bookstores? Had your fingers burned and want to try again but not sure of best approach? Debbie Young’s summary of ALLi’s guidebook on the subject will kickstart your bookstore marketing plan.
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.
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.