NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month is a now twenty-year tradition. Every November, writers take up the challenge of penning 50,000 words in a single month. A monstrous task to some, a weekly habit to others. Either way, writing more is something we all strive for. ALLi author member Rachel McCollin is here to show us how to use data to be a more productive writer.
As an associate member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (known as ALLi, pronounced like the word “ally”), you’re probably looking for every available tool and resource to kickstart your journey towards self-publishing your first book (and hopefully the first of many). How sure are you that you’re getting the most out of your ALLi associate membership and that you know about all the resources available here? ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford offers some insight.
As independent authors, one of the biggest challenges we face is “discoverability.” In the vast ocean of new books being uploaded onto Amazon every day, launching our own may feel a bit like casting a tiny message in a bottle into titanic waves. In order for our readers to find us, we need reviews—a lot of them—and preferably great ones from well-known and respected sources. With this in mind, Kristan Julius, ALLi author member checked out the Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize. This is her review and experience.
We're independent authors, creative directors of our own author businesses, solely responsible for the books we publish. It can be a lonesome endeavor. But it doesn't have to be! As ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford explains, once you know how to make the most of your ALLi membership, you will never look back.
SEO has an air of difficulty around it. It's fiddly and detailed and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. Rachel McCollin, ALLi author member, discusses SEO for authors bringing you all the tips and tricks you need to master SEO.
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is HERE! I'm going to tell you absolutely everything you need to know about SelfPubCon including how to attend and how to get the most out of the conference.
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is almost upon us Digital Book World kicks off this week and there's just five days to go until our own #SelfPubCon. While we’re preparing the presentations, I thought I’d share the schedule so you can plan your conference attendance.
Good quality sound is important for your self-published audiobooks and podcasts. When you're setting out to work in any audio format, there are a few tricks to getting studio-quality sound. And none of these have anything to do with your microphone.
I'm sure if we all looked hard enough, we'd be able to find a bit of rebel inside us. But there's a time for rebellion and a time for sticking with grammar rules. After all, they stop sentence errors and awkward reader emails. But one of the many luxuries of being an indie author is being able to selectively break rules. Rosalind Minett, author member, is pulling out her inner rebel to talk about when it's okay to break writing rules as an indie.
Audiobooks are the flavor of the month. But getting one recorded by a professional doesn't come cheap. However, Andrene Low author member, is here with a hilarious take on the trials and tribulations of DIY audiobooks.