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Self-Publishing Advice Conference Highlights: How to Create the Villain Your Hero Deserves, with Sacha Black

In this presentation, author Sacha Black focuses on the creation of villains. Why? Because villains are vital to your novels. They create conflict, drive tension and up the pace. Without a solid villain, your novel will fall flat. In this presentation you’ll learn what clichés and stigmas to avoid, as well as the major factors of […]

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Would Your Writing Benefit From a Collaboration? And Inspirational Indie Author Frankie Picasso: AskALLi Writing Salon with Orna Ross and Dan Blank

Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week, it’s our monthly Writing Salon, where we discuss the craft of writing with author Dan Blank and ALLi Director Orna Ross. This week, Orna and Dan talk about collaboration. For a writer, collaborations can come in many forms: co-writers, coaches, mentors, […]

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Which Self-Publishing Companies Are Reputable? Other Questions Answered; News From the London Book Fair; AskALLi Members’ Q&A with Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn

Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]

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Using Beta Readers in Your Self-Editing Process and Inspirational Indie Author J. Dianne Dotson: AskALLi Beginners Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Tim Lewis

On the AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis look at the topic of using beta readers in your self-editing process. A beta reader is a trusted book lover whose opinion helps you to do a final self-edit on your book before sending it to the editor. But how do you choose the […]

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Plagiarism? Ghostwriting? How Far Would You Go for a Successful Book? AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Joanna Penn and Orna Ross March 2019

In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss ethics. The need for book reviews, the desirability of bestseller badges, the value in superfast author business models can put a strain on ethics. Sometimes authors make mistakes inadvertently, sometimes we stretch the rules on purpose.  Orna and Joanna […]

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How To Craft and Share Your Creative Work So Fans Want More and Inspirational Indie Author Adam Croft: AskALLi Writing Salon with Orna Ross and Dan Blank February 2019

Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week, it’s our monthly Writing Salon, where we discuss the craft of writing with author Dan Blank and ALLi Director Orna Ross. This week, Orna and Dan talk about how to effectively share your work in a way that inspires others to […]

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Which Contracts Ring Alarm Bells? AskALLi Members’ Q&A and Self-Publishing News, February 2019

Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]

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How to Self-Edit a Book & Interview with Inspirational Indie Author Susan Grossey: AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon February 2019

Orna Ross and Tim Lewis discuss the challenges and delights of self-editing for author-publishers. Every author needs to self-edit before submission but when you’re self publishing, there are particular things you need to think about. Tune in to a wide-ranging discussion on this essential topic, including tips and tools and the value of beta readers. […]

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What do Author Income Surveys Mean for Indies? AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon February 2019

In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explore the findings of the US Authors’ Guild Survey on author income and issues arising, including the problems with most author income surveys. What are the takeaways for indie authors who want to make a decent income from their […]

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Self-Publishing Advice Conference Highlights: How to Help A Loved One Write a Book, with Claire Scobie

In this presentation, Claire Scobie shares her journey of co-authoring a memoir with her mum, Patricia Scobie. Together, they published A Baboon in the Bedroom about an amazing journey across Africa in 2017. Claire shares the experience of collaborating long-distance with a family member (Claire lives in Australia, her mum in the UK) and the power […]

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