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.
Author Archive | Orna Ross
In the final part of her series on how indie authors can gear up for Self-publishing 3.0, ALLi Director Orna Ross provides great advice on how and why to sell books direct from your website, as well as on other platforms, and ALLi provides free Self-publishing 3.0 badges for your website
Are you confident that if someone offered you a rights deal tomorrow, you’d know whether it was worth your while? Here’s an easy way to start skillin up and get savvy enough to build your author business through rights sales – read this post by Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick.
A must-read post by Orna Ross explaining the crucial role of your creative assets will play in enabling you to build a successful career as an indie author. Make sure you understand what they are – and that you have control of them.
ALLi’s founder and director Orna Ross invites you to be a part of Self-publishing 3.0 and the opportunities coming for “true self-publishing” i.e. direct sales to readers. Exciting times ahead for those ready to seize new opportunities!
Running a business and being a creative needn’t be mutually exclusive if you follow Orna Ross’s advice and approach entrepreneurship in the same spirit as you do your writing
Orna Ross, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, proposes seven possible business models for authors and the three hats that indie authors–and all creative business owners–have to wear, whatever model we choose
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.
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.