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.
Posts for those new to self-publishing
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: Writing nonfiction – Jyotsna recommends writing something related to your profession as your very first book. Above […]
Want to be sure you won’t get ripped off by a service provider you’re thinking of using as part of your indie author business? Read this handy checklist of 10 key questions to ask to help you steer clear of the sharks.
Ever wondered about outsourcing your book marketing so you can get on with writing your books instead? Belinda Griffin of Smart Authors Lab shares her view on how to get the balance right.
Are you using the right criteria to select the best editor for your books – and are you making the most of what you can learn from the editing process? Read Karl Drinkwater’s post, from his perspective as both author and editor, to help you decide.
In this month’s Ask ALLi Beginners’ Self-publishing Salon we introduce two new hosts, Iain Rob Wright and Jyotsna Ramachandran, talking about how to format ebooks and print books like a pro
ALLi & Mark Dawson have joined forces to offer a special opening of Mark’s Self-Publishing 101 this weekend. http://www.selfpublishingformula.com/alli/
Jay Artale our ALLi communications manager has put together a roundup of our Ask ALLi and Indie Author Fringe podcasts, and coaxes us to take time for ourselves over the festive season to listen and be inspired.
Today’s book marketplace is highly competitive. You need to bring you’re A-game not only on the craft side, but on the business side. In our latest Indie Author Fringe podcast, Kathy Meis from Bublish delves into the six crucial steps that authors need to take before launching their book.
Author, ghost-writer and writing coach Roz Morris provides a handy checklist to help you make sure you’re not making classic novice errors when planning the plot of your novel. Far-fetched or trite story metaphor Metaphors only work if they are used well and go deep. If your characters’ activities are to be a metaphor, such […]