If you're going to be an author, then eventually, you'll have to talk about your books. Although it's daunting, ALLi author member Elizabeth Ducie is here to show you how to promote books and still have fun on the radio.
The life of a writer can be a solitary one; and while an active social media platform goes some way towards overcoming feelings of isolation, it’s not the same as meeting people face-to-face. There are lots of ways you can do this, from writing classes and socials, to digital conferences like our #SelfPubCon. If you haven't registered yet, the next conference is in less than three weeks, hop over here to sign up. Elizabeth Dulcie, author member, has just been to two in-person writing conferences and is here to tell us why you should be attending conferences too.
Here's one reason why it may seem harder to get Amazon reviews these days: the startling removal of reviews and reviewers for no apparent reason, as Kate McCormick's personal story illustrates.
"Write what you know" is a classic piece of writing advice that authors - especially indie ones - love to debate. Wouldn't it be better to write about what interests and excites you? Or what you'd like to know about…