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
Please read this important statement from Orna Ross, calling for greater and more appropriate government support for indie authors and recognition of our enormous socio-economic contributions - not reflected in traditional author earnings research.
ALLi Director Orna Ross shares the key takeaways from the groundbreaking Digital Book World conference 2018, including exciting opportunities and calls to action for indie authors who want to be a part of selfpublishing 3.0.
A must-read post by Orna Ross that goes behind scaremongering stories about author incomes falling and explains how indie authors are uniquely placed to build successful businesses based on their writing careers.