Hit the new year running by reading Orna Ross’s insightful predictions of the new opportunities and challenges facing indie authors in 2018 – and feel free to add your own ideas.
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ALLi founder and director Orna Ross reflects on the state of self-publishing at the close of 2017 and gives great advice on how to move forward successfully as an indie author in 2018
If you’re an indie author, thank you for all your writing and publishing work in 2017. It’s hard to overstate the positive impact of a well-run author enterprise.
Do you have what it takes to be a creative entrepreneur? And what exactly does it take, anyway? Read ALLi Director Orna Ross’s clear definition to help you achieve that status.
This is the self-publishing advice blog, written by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. We cover the seven processes of publishing – editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion and licensing publishing rights – here week on week, together with writing advice and how to run an indie author business.
Do you know about the opportunities blockchain technology may be opening for authors? Orna Ross highlights the challenges and the response from the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Digital text, books and media are currently being re-imagined in ways that are likely to have a big impact on authors and author earnings, says Orna Ross, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors. It’s Self-Publishing 3.0 and we need to understand what’s coming if we are to have a say in how it develops […]
When a recent trade event accused self-publishing of being vanity press, Joanna Penn set the record straight, as Orna Ross reports
The Alliance of Independent Authors is encouraging the reading industry – libraries, festivals, bookstores, events, review organs, prizes – to open up to indie authors. But it also requires self-publishing authors to step forward if interested.
We did a call-out on our ALLi Member Forum for some member predictions for 2017. Here are their thoughts and those of ALLi Director, Orna Ross. You can add your prediction in the comments.