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The latest news from the world of self-publishing, each Friday

Cracking Kobo: Free Self-Publishing Event for Indie Authors

Join us on Wednesday at 4pm EST (9pm GMT) for an online Alliance of Independent Authors event with Mark Lefebre, Director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations at Kobo. Mark will be talking about Kobo policies and possibilities for self-publishers, specifically how to use Kobo’s self-publishing platform, Kobo Writing Life, to sell e-books in almost 200 countries. Here’s Mark’s […]

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January 2013 Newsletter

The latest ALLi newsletter has details of the Alliance’s upcoming publications and campaigns, including our “Open Up To Indies” Campaign. Watch out booksellers, reviewers, literary festivals and prizes: we’re on the way! Also lots of member news, some great books to read and a peek behind the scenes at ALLi. Alliance of Independent Authors Newsletter […]

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Gift Vouchers for Indie Authors Alliance

Looking for a thoughtful gift for a writer or self-publisher? We’ve got something that will last the whole year long: a gift voucher for membership of the Alliance of Independent Authors. We have two vouchers — one for writers, another for those who provide services to writers and publishers. Both would benefit greatly from membership […]

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Indie Authors Get Ready for Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough Novel Award

The sixth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest was announced yesterday. There are a few changes this year. The judging categories have been expanded to include five popular genres: General Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror and YA, Young Adult Fiction. Entries will be accepted from more countries than ever before. Amazon Publishing has replaced Penguin as the publishing sponsor. The Amazon Breakthrough […]

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Commonwealth Foundation Prize to Self-Publishers

Commonwealth Foundation Opens Prize to Self-Publishers

The Commonwealth Foundation has made its annual call for entries for their Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize.  The great news is that they are, for the first time in 2013, opening the prize to translated and self-published books. This “opens up more opportunities for people in countries with little or no publishing infrastructure […]

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Choosing A Self-Publishing Partner: Helpline Event

Self publisher is a bit of misnomer. No indie is an island, we work with copyeditors, designers, typesetters or may hire a publishing service that provides it all. But how to choose? At our October helpline event, Choosing A Self-Publishing Partner, we’ll answer all your questions on choosing a self-publishing service. Our watchdog advisor, Victoria Strauss, will […]

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How Many Movies About Writers Can you Name?

One of my Facebook friends wanted to know if anybody knew about movies about writers and artists. I got to the post about a day after she’d posted it and there were a few answers. Stevie, Henry and June, Carrington, The Hours, Capote … I immediately though of a few more that I loved like […]

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