Happy Chrismukkah, dear indie authors and, especially, dear ALLi Members. Or Happy Makaraa Sankranti, if you're Hindi, or Happy Meán Geimhridh if you're pagan gaelic. However you celebrate the festival of rebirth and renewal at this time of year, we wish…
Indie authors are generous in sharing information and paying knowledge forward which has given us real competitive advantages. The Alliance of Independent Authors is built on such author collaboration. Others are entering formal collaboration partnerships in writing and publishing. Here is your Ultimate Guide to Author Collaboration in Writing and Publishing
Writing and publishing any book can be a complex process. But what happens when you want to include illustrations and you're not an artist? Today, Karen Ferreira has stepped in to give you the ultimate guide to illustrations in books and explains how and why you should use illustrations in your books.
Quitting your day job to write full-time is a huge achievement. But what happens when you walk away from a salary? How do you survive your first year? Alliance of Independent Authors blog manager, Sacha Black is approaching her one year anniversary and is here to share both the lessons she learned in her first year of full-time writing as well as the lessons some of our members learned. Learn how to survive your first year as a full-time author.
The Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Conference is coming! With less than two weeks to go until the London Book Fair, our first Self-Publishing Advice Conference of 2020 is just about ready. While we’re preparing the presentations, I thought I’d share the schedule, speaker information and everything you need to know about the self-publishing advice conference so you can plan your attendance. But first...
The Alliance of Independent Authors has members writing in all sorts of genres. But today, Andrew Noakes, founder and executive editor of The History Quill is here to go niche. Andrew discusses historical fiction and the most common mistakes you should avoid when writing in the genre.
DigitalBookWorld bans MacMillan over library charges and Amazon tops $1 trillion market cap, and KKR shape up for a serious digital move.
Audible Captions settles its dispute with publishers, Kindle Unlimited pays over $250m for the second year in a row, and piracy is in the news.
As 2019 draws to a close, it's time to look towards 2020 and the start of both a New Year and a new decade. In November, We asked ALLi Members a question: what will you do differently in 2020? There were a huge range of answers, here's some of the highlights.
December has seen the ALLi team look back at the year and review the highs and lows. Today is the slightly different. Instead of looking back at the fiction and nonfiction podcast during 2019, Sacha Black and Adam Croft (the podcast's 2020 hosts) look to the New Year and the upcoming topics.
During November we asked our members to tell us about their successes during 2019. Today, ALLi member Kayleigh Brindley rounds up some of our partner member successes from 2019.
We're continuing with our review of 2019 this month and today brings a look back at the best marketing related posts of 2019. Sacha Black, ALLi Blog and Conference manager rounds up some of her favorite posts from the year.