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Self-Publishing in 2021

It's been a tradition since founding the Alliance of Independent Authors in 2012 for ALLi's Director, Orna Ross to do a prediction post at this beginning of the year. Here's last year's post which was also a prediction for the decade to come, and is still relevant). But the events of 2020 have made such posts seem like hubris. Which is why today, Orna brings you her thoughts on what self-publishing in 2021 will look like.
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Alliance of Independent Authors: Coronavirus Assistance, Advice and Resources for Independent Authors

Leaders around the world have told us that we are in the middle of the health crisis induced by COVID-19, coronavirus, and we are all now facing into its implications. Most of us, we are told, can expect nothing worse than a week in bed with flu-like symptoms, but some of us are greatly vulnerable. We at ALLi want to wish you and your loved ones wellness and recovery. Your health and wellbeing is what’s most important at this time. Stay as safe as you can. 
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The Self-Publishing Advice Conference: Free for Another 24 Hours

On Saturday we ran the Self-Publishing Advice Conference Spring 2020 -- 24 sessions over 24 hours on the theme of boosting your author income. Sacha Black asks: have you registered and tuned in yet? If not, now is the time. The self-publishing advice conference is free for another 24 hours.
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Ain’t I an Author? Why Self-publishing Changes Everything for Everyone in Publishing

Self-publishing is much more than an alternative route to market for authors, says Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors in her opinion post this month.  Drawing on two new reports about conditions for authors, she explores myths and misunderstandings about authorship that are relics from an age that's now over. And explains how self-publishing changes everything for everyone in publishing. 
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SEO For Authors: Google Search Algorithm Changes

SEO for Authors: Google Search Algorithm Changes

If there's one thing we can all be assured of in our industry, it's that change is a constant. The blog has run in its current format for a while, but with algorithm changes at Google Search affecting SEO for authors, we're changing our format. This post explains the changes you can expect around here and what the Google Search algorithm changes might mean for you.
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Self-Publishing Predictions For 2020

Self-Publishing Predictions for 2020 and the 2020s

This New Year is special as it marks not just the changing of a year but the start of a new decade. And how things change in a decade. It's hard to believe that barely more than a decade ago the iPhone was a new fangled piece of technology. But here we are a decade later with a plethora of technology at our fingertips. Today, ALLi director Orna Ross looks not to the past, but to the future, to 2020 and the decade to come. Here are her self-publishing predictions for 2020 and the 2020s.
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Indie Author Translation Rights Program Session Four

The fall Self-Publishing Advice Conference saw ALLi launch the start of the Indie Author Translation Rights Program. If you missed it, you can catch up with the first installment here, the second installment here, and the third installment here. Today, we’re thrilled to present Indie Author Translation Rights Program session four.
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How To Get Your First 50 Book Reviews: A Quick & Easy Guide for Indie Authors

Encouraging people to publish and share reviews of your book is a key book-marketing activity, possibly the single most important of marketing task for a publisher. ALLi's latest Quick & Easy Guidebook (now available in the Member Zone) focusses on how to get your first 50 book reviews.
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