Bradley Metrock, author, broadcaster and publishing thought leader, outlines the latest developments in voice technology, artificial intelligence and other important emerging tools for author-publishers. At the end of the session you will be informed about new possibilities and opportunities opening up for you and where your books fit in.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Matty Dalrymple, a mystery and suspense author who discovered that her whodunnits sell very well the indie way. In fact, she's found so much success, she gives back to the community through her podcast called The Indy Author. Matty enjoys the personal connection with her fans that only an indie author can receive.
How do I protect my book from pirates? This is among the questions answered on our #AskALLi Members Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn, author of science fiction and fantasy novels as well as author self-help books; and ALLi Director, author, and poet Orna Ross.
What is the "nimble advantage" for indie authors? Are you feeling overwhelmed or uncertain about your author business? Fed up with technology and constant change? In this overview of what’s changing for indie authors Orna Ross and Joanna Penn focus on the mindset we need to adopt and the practicalities we need to know, so we can surf the change and benefit, instead of drowning in it.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Alessandra Torre, who began writing romance novels on a dare from her husband and discovered that people read what she wrote. A lot of people, in fact. So many people that Harlequin and Hachette both offered her contracts. But she soon found that indie publishing gave her the freedom she desired to write and market her books her way. Alessandra also discovered that the secret to success in fiction writing could be packaged and sold as a software program that helps writers find their voice. That's how her company, Authors A.I., was born. Here is Alessandra's story.
Today, we will talk about the new EU new copyright directive and what it means for indie authors. Also, we ask, "Where have all the young indie authors gone?"
In today’s episode, Orna Ross and Dan Parsons discuss the importance of comparable authors and how understanding them can help you reach more readers and sell more books. When many authors write their first book, they don’t consider where it will be shelved or categorized by retailers. Nor do they consider the financial consequences of its tone and packaging. As business-minded creatives, however, we need to consider how our books compare to others in our genre, niche, and microniche.
My ALLi author guest this week is Benedict Brown, a crime fiction author who started out writing for children. He loved the creative freedom that came with writing books for kids. He found out the hard way that it's a very competitive market for traditionally published children's authors. That's when he discovered self-publishing and he turned to a life of crime … well, crime fiction. It was there that he found success. Benedict Brown tells us his story.
What's the best way to keep in touch with my readers? This is among the questions answered on our #AskALLi Members Q&A, hosted by Michael La Ronn, author of science fiction and fantasy novels as well as author self-help books, and ALLi Director, author, and poet Orna Ross.
In this #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Advice podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross and author Joanna Penn explore the top ten myths about self-publishing and indie authors. Some people think all self-publishers are amateurs, that we can’t get our books into bookstores, that we never use trade publishers, that we can’t win prizes. Then there are the myths we believe ourselves. "Authors can’t make money.”
My ALLi author guest this week is Mirinda Kossoff, who grew up in the small town of Danville, Virginia. And all she ever thought about during her childhood was to get out of Danville and begin a life of adventure and travel. She did that, until her father's suicide brought her full circle, back to Virginia, to rediscover her father, who had converted from Judaism to fit in with Southern culture. She not only learned about her dad's demons, but discovered many truths about herself, too, when she wrote her book, called The Rope of Life.
In this session ALLi Director and poet Orna Ross interviews poet Emma Blas about launching a second poetry collection, putting into practice what she learned from her first publication. The interview covers the things Emma did that most moved the needle on her sales. From recruiting an ARC group to doing a blog tour, from setting up a newsletter and social media to expanding formats and formats and sales channels, some things worked, others didn’t. Most of all, Emma talks about the importance of trusting the ebb and flow of creativity.