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Author Safety: How Indie Authors Can Protect Themselves Online and Off

All writers are all vulnerable to attack these days if we speak out, from online trolling and harrassment, threats and insults, all the way to stalking and physical attacks. Many of us know what it is like to receive a social media message from someone claiming they intend to rape or kill us. Some of us have actually experienced such attempts.
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Surveying Self-Publishing: Facts About Indie Author Income In 2022: Images Of Blue Graphs

Surveying Self-Publishing: Facts about Indie Author Income in 2022

Publishing is a fast-paced and ever-changing industry and so we at the Alliance of Independent Authors thought it might be useful to many writing-based organizations to offer both a brief update on the importance of self-publishing today and on how organizations can ensure they are including high quality indie authors in their work, for mutual benefit. This is facts and figures about indie author income in 2022.
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Three Kinds Of Self-publishing Author

Three Kinds of Self-Publishing Author

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
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Indie Authors and the Creator Economy: Earnings Beyond the Books

These days, the creative industries, including publishing, are all abuzz about “the creator economy”. In today’s post, Alliance of Independent Authors founder Orna Ross takes a closer look at what the creator economy means for indie authors. PLUS: some of the ALLi team predict what other self-publishing trends we can expect in 2022.
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Authors, Artificial Intelligence and IP: ALLi’s Submission to UK Government

Alliance of Independent Authors reply to UK government consultation on authors, artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP), recommends easy access to data, but within a clear licensing, copyright and IP framework that fosters the development of AI and its use in publishing by author-publishers and third-party publishers, while not diluting the existing rights of authors as creators and copyright holders.
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AI for Authors: Practical and Ethical Guidelines.

When you hear the words "artificial intelligence" it usually evokes one of two responses, either excitement and curiosity at the prospect of new technologies, bringing more books and products to the world, or fear because the only experience of you have of AI are movies like I, Robot, the Matrix and the Terminator. But the Alliance of Independent Authors is here to show you the plethora of opportunities AI brings authors and how to work with AI ethically. This article is brought to you by Orna Ross. With thanks to Joanna Penn, Laurence O'Bryan of BooksGoSocial, Amit Gupta of Sudowrite, JD Lasica of Authors AI. 
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Money Mindset for Indie Authors: Overcoming Under Earning

Money is often seen as a dirty word, but that needs to change. If you want a creative career, then you need to get comfortable with money and improving your money mindset. Which brings me to ALLi Director, Orna Ross's next workshop for patrons, which runs tomorrow evening at 5pm UK time, is "Money Mindset: From Business Block to Money Flow"
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