What makes readers actually buy books? Whether your books or anyone else’s? Maggie Lynch delves into various surveys and presents the answers to help you sell your books more effectively.
Self-publishing Author Advice about reaching readers, author platform, discoverability, book marketing and book promotion
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: Publishing a series/catalog of books to become successful; The different kinds of backend businesses authors can have behind […]
Need to write your author bio? Haven’t looked at yours for a long time? Embrace the task with fresh eyes and new focus when you’ve read these top tips for great author bios from the ALLi author hive
Ever wondered whether it’s possible to change from one genre to another without losing your audience? Science writer turned historical novelist Tom Imerito explains how he managed the switch and got the best of both world
Self-Publishing with Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) is recommended to all ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) members, in combination with other key, direct publishing services and, crucially, development of the author’s own website and platform. No self-publishing service is larger, more innovative, more influential with readers, or more useful to writers than KDP. But of course no […]
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss how to refocus your author business. Topics discussed this week include ALLi is pulling together a video and document explaining facts and myths about working with Amazon. Orna is engaged in a great experiment to treat her […]
News of Howard Lovy and Dan Holloway’s monthly IndieVoices podcast, which this time includes an insightful interview with indie author and book marketing expert Rachel Thompson
Ever used relevant Awareness Days to you market and promote your self-published books? Pick up top tips and ideas from children’s author Jude Lennon, who shares her own experience of doing so here.
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: Financial risks of self-publishing What about bookstore distribution? But don’t you get advances with traditional publishers? Do you […]
Do you have an author uniform? If not, you may want to consider one after reading this fun, picture-filled post – and if you do, feel free to add a link to a picture of yours!