As indie authors, we’ve all been incensed by reports of scammy, insubstantial book awards that set out as much to exploit self-published books and their authors as to reward them. In an inspiring case study to encourage us all to right wrongs with positive action, ALLi Partner Member Edward Trayer, who writes as Billy Bob Buttons, explain […]
Self-publishing Author Advice about reaching readers, author platform, discoverability, book marketing and book promotion
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month’s IndieVoices A brief tour of a cryptocurrency mining operation, and its owner’s mission to fix the […]
Indie authors’ questions answered in this month’s AskALLi Q&A include issues about pen names, rights sales, reviewers and translations – and many other aspects of self-publishing. Catch the answers here – and feel free to put your own questions for next time!
Top tips on how to make the most of your book launch, including using your mailing list, ads, Bookbub and other promotions to make the most of the 90-day hot new release window – part of our AskALLi podcast series
In this month’s Advanced Salon for Indie Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss the different mind-sets and skill-sets required to maximise your self-publishing success – the creative and the business mind. Find out whether you’re getting the balance right.
Here’s a handy checklist of pointers to help you optimise your book’s visibility on Amazon – make sure you’re not missing out on any of these valuable tips to help you make your book more discoverable and to sell more books!
ALLi’s monthly AskALLi Q&A podcast gives our members the opportunity to put their own queries about the self-publishing process to our resident expert indie authors, who cover a wide range of topics in every show.
Debut novelist Jo Ullah shares the success story of how a Kindle Scout win has got her self-publishing career off to a great start, and includes top tips on what she’s learned from the experience to help you do the same.
If you write books in a series, are you making the most of sales opportunities by listing them correctly on Amazon? A startling number of authors miss this trick – don’t be one of them! Simple instructions in this post by series author Debbie Young.
How to keep readers reading your books: grow a content strategy to build your author brand – not as hard it sounds once you’ve read Jyotsna Ramachamdran’s simple guide to start you off