ALLi Director Orna Ross expands on a statement she made in a previous AskALLi Advanced Salon: that indie author income should be a measure of self- publishing success. She responds to comments for and against that motion, and explains the background to her thinking about author income. Where do you stand on this issue? Read the post then join the encore debate via the comments box!
Co-writing has always been around. But in recent years, with the rise of faster publishing it's become more popular. One of the drawbacks of co-authoring as Indies is the lack of technology to help with royalty sharing and royalty payments. Until now. Publish Drive have launched a new royalty split system for co-authors which makes sharing royalties simple and pain-free.
At the Alliance of Independent Authors we are introducing a new member category: Authorpreneur Membership. Authorpreneur is a made-up, hybrid word (author + entrepreneur), a new word for a new kind of job, but some authors don't like it, thinking it faddy or forced. It is gaining traction in the self-publishing sector for a few reasons. ALLi director Orna Ross is here to talk us through the reasons for the change.
There are three kinds of self-publishing author. At ALLi, we give them different names, so we know who we are talking about, and how to best serve them. Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross draws the distinction between the self-publishers, the indie authors and the authorpreneurs
The following ten business models are those most widely used by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. The first four are those most typically employed by authors at or near the first few years of their self-publishing journey, while models five through ten are employed by more established authors, once they have amassed a following and have a high-traffic author website.
Is there a psychology of success for indie authors? Recently I found myself, as I often do, at a writers' conference. It was a mixed event, with about half of attendees aspiring to publication and the other half evenly divided between trade-published and self-published authors You can always tell which is which at these get-togethers. The indies are animatedly swapping tips and tools, ideas and insights. The trade-published authors are swapping stories of the latest problem with their agent or publisher.
Orna Ross pays tribute to Debbie Young, who at the end of April will be leaving her role as ALLi's Author Advice Center Manager to write full-time - continuing her successful cozy mystery series, and much more.
How can copyright law empower the average author, so they can understand their rights in a changing digital and entrepreneurial environment? Orna Ross discusses the principle issues.
Welcome to ALLi's Self-publishing Advice Center, a community outreach service from the Alliance of Independent Authors, offering advice and guidance you can trust, across the seven processes of publishing: Editorial Design Production Distribution Marketing Promotion Publishing rights management
Sharing the outcome of the new Selfies award recognising self-published books, run by BookBrunch, sponsored by IngramSpark and won by ALLi member Jane Davis! Orna Ross reports.
What does self-publishing success mean to you? How do you measure it? ALLi Director Orna Ross explains why she believes it's money - and explains the reasoning and background behind her thinking. Do you agree? Join the conversation!
In her self-publishing review of 2018, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross overviews this year's most notable trends