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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Haelee Moon

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Haelee Moone: After Abuse, Teen Author Teaches Self-Love

My ALLi author guest this episode is Haelee Moone, a fourteen-year-old author who survived an early childhood that was filled with bullying and abuse. Part of the way she healed herself was to write her book about how to love yourself. Now, she wants to give back by helping other kids who have been abused. I recently spoke to Haelee and her father, Dedrick, who told their amazing story.
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Writing Craft

An Overview of the Writing Craft, With Orna Ross and Dan Parsons: Foundational Self-Publishing Podcast

Mastering the writing craft is a foundational skill for indie authors and, if you want to earn your living as an author and publisher of books, you have to master not just quality but productivity. In this Foundational Self-Publishing Advice Podcast, Orna Ross and Dan Parsons set up the basics that ensure your production process supports your writing craft.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Nicholas Nawroth

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Nicholas Nawroth: Artist’s Love of Dogs Makes Heartwarming Kids’ Books Paw-sible

My ALLi author guest this episode is Nicholas Nawroth, who took his interest in art and dogs to create a series of children's books featuring the adventures of dog characters based on real canines he has known. What gives Nick the most joy is the thought that his books are creating special moments for children, when they settle down to a story with an adult. I'll let Nick tell his story.
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Focus On Your Strengths

Focus On Your Strengths As An Indie Author To Beat ‘Comparison-itis:’ Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

In this episode: Focus on your strengths. “Comparison-itis” is really just comparing yourself to other people in an unfavorable way. It is, of course, permissible, even desirable, to compare yourself to other people and to have role models. But “comparison-itis” is where you look around and think other people have it easier or are doing better, getting more accolades, or selling more, or writing better. You’re comparing yourself to others in such a way that it's either stopping you completely in your tracks, or it's making you not feel good about what you do and how you're doing it. Unfortunately, it’s pretty widespread in the indie community.
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Paper Shortage

Paper Shortage, AI Audiobook Narration, and Brief OnlyFans Ban: What Do They All Mean for Indie Authors? Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy

There is a worldwide paper shortage just in time for the holiday book-buying season. How are indies coping? Also, artificial intelligence has come to audiobook narration, and what the brief OnlyFans adult-content ban means for indie authors. These are among the topics discussed on Self-Publishing News with Alli News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy. 
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Mary Louisa Locke

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Mary Louisa Locke: Historical Mystery Author’s Own Story Is One of Patience, Perseverance, and Vision

My ALLi author guest this episode is Mary Louisa Locke, who was first inspired to write back in 1979, when her academic research showed her the stories of some incredible 19th-century women. But it wasn't until after Mary Lou retired and began her new career as an indie author that she gave these women new life in historical fiction. Mary Lou's story is one of patience, perseverance, and a vision of the past as well as the future.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Phil Simon

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Phil Simon: The Future of Indie Publishing Is All About Collaboration

My ALLi author guest this episode is Phil Simon, who has written a number of books on collaboration. We all know that self-publishing is a misleading term because most self-publishers work collaboratively with editors, designers, marketers, and other specialists to produce a book. Phil not only writes about collaboration, but practices it in the way he publishes.
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Indie Author Business Cycle

The Indie Author Business Cycle: From Start-Up to Mature Business: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

In this episode: the indie author business cycle. All businesses go through a life cycle and in this #AskALLi Advanced Podcast Orna Ross and Joanna Penn consider the three stages of the author-publisher business cycle. Highlighting the main goals, challenges and opportunities of each stage, they offer their top tips for taking your publishing business from startup through growth to maturity.
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Interactive Storytelling

Interactive Storytelling Opportunities for Authors, With Amy Stapleton — Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

The voice interactive storytelling technology powering Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can transform an audiobook into a two-way conversation between the narrator and the listener. Chatables is pioneering a new type of conversational storytelling that uses voice technology to engage story lovers in exciting new ways. Amy Stapleton describes the market, the opportunities for authors, and how you can easily get your stories published on voice assistants.
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