Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross. Questions this month include: How do you go about […]
Self-publishing Author Advice about reaching readers, author platform, discoverability, book marketing and book promotion
Dream of selling rights for a cinema or TV documentary? If you have a strong idea, perhaps even a completed and published book, that dream could well become reality. You could pitch your nonfiction book for film or TV – but you need to know a few essentials first.
Copyright is all of the financial, the economic rights that an author has in their work and that needs to sustain them and it needs to protect their interests. Which is why authors need to be concerned with their rights.
Whether you’re in KU or your books are wide, Amazon ads are a key tool in your marketing box. But setting up a UK Amazon ads account can be tricky. In today’s post, Rachel McCollin is teaching us how to do just that.
Your book’s cover is one of the most powerful marketing assets at your disposal. Combine that with Facebook’s new 3D Photos feature, and you’ve got a marketing gimmick that’s sure to turn heads.
Facebook ads can be daunting, but if you get them right, they can also sky rocket your book sales. Katherine Smith discusses seven Facebook advertising basics you can implement when using the platform to grow your readership.
Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com, and Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, explain how to scale your author income without compromising your creativity or giving up on your life.
With book marketing consistently ranked as one of the top challenges for the self-publishing author, you might wonder whether paying to participate in book fairs is worth the money and the effort. Indie author and ALLi member Sue Rovens provides recommended do’s and don’t’s for a successful book fair, based on her personal experience.
Wondering why no-one’s buying your books from bookstores, even though you’ve published your print books through IngramSpark? You need to drive readers into bookstores to buy them – Debbie Young explains why and how.
Feeling overwhelmed by the need to market your book? Try breaking the process down into baby steps – a system that Cathy Dudley found worked for her, as she describes with a case study here.