Got a great website? It’s as important as your book, the core of your author activity. ALLi Advisor Paul Teague demonstrates step-by-step how to set up a WordPress website and blog in under an hour — including one option for free.
While he was at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2016 reporting for ALLi’s Indie Author Fringe, ALLi Technical Manager David Penny arranged to meet with Marco Croella of StreetLib so he could discuss his alternative service to distribution companies such as Smashwords and Draft2Digital. Due to unforseen circumstances (and David standing in the wrong place) […]
Audiobook sales are projected to increase 40% in 2017, after a whopping 32% growth in 2016. This is prime time to get your book into audio! In this program we’ll cover the essentials you need to know as you enter the audiobook world, so you can make informed decisions all along the way. We’ll cover […]
Three professional editors join Ricardo Fayet in discussing the most common writing mistakes authors make in their first drafts and how not to make them. From craft topics — plot, characterization, point of view, dialogue, structure, voice — to grammatical mistake, the focus is on helping authors approach their work with more clarity and keep […]
Which works best in online stores, a long or short book description? What should go in the first line? How do you research appropriate categories and keywords? Jane reviews principles and great tools to help indie authors master the power of descriptions and reach their target market by getting in their readers’ heads as to […]
Storyteller is a new literary prize recognising newly published work in the English language across any genre. During this session Darren Hardy, Head of KDP UK, and some of the judges of the Storyteller Prize give guidance on how to make the most of programmes like KDP Select, how to print your books through KDP […]
Draft2Digital and Kobo can both help you take your book to international markets but they work in very different ways. Mark Lefebvre and Kevin Tumlinson explain the difference between an aggregator and a retailer and how important it is to go wide.
A positioning study establishes your creative intentions for your book, who you readers are, what books and authors are comparable, right down to details of book spec and price. It will also give you a working synopsis, category and keyword strings and more. Kathy Meis says such advance positioning is “foundational for success” and brings […]
For fiction writers pursuing a long-term career, the strategic use of short stories is proving to be a valuable tool for discoverability, honing craft, and bringing joy to the writing life. But what is the key to a successful short story? Tim Lewis interviews bestselling author James Scott Bell to reveal that key and show […]
Mark Dawson was the Alliance of Independent Authors guest for their monthly member Q&A this month. Listen in as Mark answers ALLi members’ most pressing questions about Facebook and Amazon ads.