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ALLi Out and About: 20Booksto50k Seville

Welcome back to our new series of articles ALLi Out and About. The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is asking members who attend book fairs, conferences or industry events (be they in-person or online) to share the lessons they've learned attending the events. This is ALLi Out and About: 20booksto50k Seville.
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If you'd like to focus on book sales, growth and profit in 2023, join Orna Ross, founder-director of the Alliance of Independent Authors and a group of dedicated indie authors live at 5pm (UK time) on January 6th 2023, or in replay.

You have two options to attend.

Once registered, you'll be provided with full details of how to prepare and attend.

The Workshop

The workshop brings together writers from various backgrounds and experiences, but all united in their determination to make 2023 their most productive and profitable year as a self-publishing authors.

The aim is to provide supportive and collaborative environment for creative planning, enabling you to go deeply into your own publishing values and motivations, set good creative intentions, and develop an effective publishing plan for your writing and publishing in the coming year.

A series of fun and engaging activities–including brainstorming sessions, f-r-e-e-writing exercises, and prompts–will tap into your imagination and foster creative flow, so you can explore:

  • the challenges and opportunities that indie authors face in the coming year and how creative planning can help
  • the importance of rest and play to the creative process, in publishing as in writing, and the principles that enable creative publishing.
  • the three hats an indie author must wear and how to improve your abilities under each

Throughout the workshop, Orna and the group will share ideas and experiences, and tips on topics such as time management, finding inspiration, and overcoming resistance.

You'll leave with a plan for making, marketing and managing your book business already filled out, and feeling motivated, energised and raring to go.

The workshop takes place at 5pm UK time on Friday 6th January. Check this world clock to find your time–but don’t worry if you can’t make it live. There will be a replay.

Find out more about the workshops here.

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