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
Wondering how to find the best editing service for your self-published books? Not sure why you need one? Worried about getting ripped off by sub-standard service providers? All the answers you need are in this post about editing for beginners.
Spend a useful half-hour listening to ALLi’s latest Beginning Self-publishing Podcast to pick up top tips on book pricing, including royalty rates on different platforms, the value and use of permafree, and countdown deals.
Take inspiration and encouragement from ALLi authors who share the key turning points in their indie author careers, from first discovering self-publishing to mastering writing craft and marketing.
This extract from ALLi’s Guidebook on Choosing the Best Self-publishing Services is a powerful reminder of the many benefits the modern form of self-publishing offers indie authors in the digital age
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