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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Millicent Eidson

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Millicent Eidson: Retired Epidemiologist Writes Mystery Series to Make Public Health Understandable in the Age of COVID

My ALLi author guest this episode is Millicent Eidson, a retired public health veterinarian and epidemiologist who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with state health departments. Now she's the author of the Maya Maguire microbial mystery series, which seeks to make public health and climate change understandable and even entertaining to a general audience, something that is necessary in the age of pandemics.
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Creating An Author Imprint

Creating an Author Imprint, With Dan Parsons and Melissa Addey: Beginners Self-Publishing Podcast

In today's Beginners Self-Publishing Podcast: creating an author imprint. Author stereotypes skew heavily in favor of “starving artists,” disregarding that those who succeed are often savvy entrepreneurs. If you want to emulate the winners then you will also need to learn business skills, starting with creating an imprint. In this episode, ALLi’s Product Marketing Manager Dan Parsons and Campaigns Manager Melissa Addey discuss why creating an imprint can help you run a smoother author business, as well as the paperwork involved, legal and financial matters, and anything else a fledgling author needs to know if they want to build a robust, long-term organization.
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Creativity And Inspiration

On Sundays, ALLi’s Podcasts Focus on Creativity and Inspiration

On Sundays, ALLi's podcasts focus on creativity and inspiration. The inspiration comes from Howard Lovy's interviews with indie authors. They not only talk about their work, but tell the stories of their lives and how they became successful indie authors. The creativity comes from ALLi Director Orna Ross. Howard interviews Orna about how to build an author business while retaining your unique, creative voice. She discusses topics such as creative play and rest, and how to build your publishing team. Below are a few examples of some of our best Sunday podcasts in 2022.
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AskALLi Podcasts 2022

AskALLi Podcasts 2022: Our Self-Publishing Advice Shows Kept You Informed This Past Year

In our AskALLi Podcasts 2022, we kept on top of fast-changing news in the indie publishing world and had lots of advice for authors from beginning to advanced levels. Should authors exit Twitter? Do I need a developmental editor? What are self-publishing values? Our expert team answered these and other questions as an eventful year progressed. Below are a few of our best podcasts of the year, but we're already planning on making 2023 even better. 
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Annual Planning

Annual Planning For Your Indie Author Business: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross and Howard Lovy

On the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, we'll talk about annual planning for your indie author business. It's the end of the year, so it's time to think about what 2023 is going to look like. But it's not as daunting a task as it may seem. The way to do it is to break the year down into manageable chunks. And here to guide us along are ALLi Director Orna Ross and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Landis Wade

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Landis Wade: Trial Lawyer Rests His Case, Assigns Himself New Brief as Indie Author and Podcaster

My ALLi author guest this episode is Landis Wade, who was a trial lawyer until he reached his fifties, and then decided he wanted to leave a different kind of legacy than just the cases he's won. So he set out on a different journey as an indie author. Along the way, he launched a podcast to learn from other authors just how to run an indie publishing business.
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Book Marketing Foundations

Book Marketing Foundations With Dan Parsons and Melissa Addey: Beginners Self-Publishing Podcast

In today's Beginners Self-Publishing Podcast: book marketing foundations. Talk to experienced indie authors and most will tell you that writing well is only part of the equation. If you want to succeed commercially then you must also master marketing. In this episode, ALLi’s Product Marketing Manager Dan Parsons and Campaigns Manager Melissa Addey outline the foundations of marketing a book for debut authors: what works, what doesn’t, and what can work but isn’t applicable for most first-time authors. If you want to save time, sidestep common mistakes and shift early copies, this is the episode for you.
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