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Posts for those new to self-publishing


Top Tips on Writing a Book – from the Latest Ask ALLi Self-publishing Beginners’ Salon Podcast (May 2018)

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 […]

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Our round-up of Indie Author Podcasts for your Holiday Listening

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.

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Podcast: Stop! Don’t launch your book without following these 6 crucial steps from Kathy Meis

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.

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Writing: 9 Rookie Errors to Avoid When Plotting Your Self-Published Novel

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 […]

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