Frustrated at how hard it is to boost your books’ discoverability? This innovative new book review service, Reedsy Discovery, is worth checking out. As it launches, Reedsy’s co-founder Ricardo Fayet invites your feedback.
Self-publishing Author Advice about reaching readers, author platform, discoverability, book marketing and book promotion
Wondering how to set up local book links for your ebooks to direct readers towards the right online store for their country of residence? Russell Phillips describes some easy ways to do this on your author website.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss ethics. The need for book reviews, the desirability of bestseller badges, the value in superfast author business models can put a strain on ethics. Sometimes authors make mistakes inadvertently, sometimes we stretch the rules on purpose. Orna and Joanna […]
Crime writer JJ Marsh describers a lightbulb moment in her book marketing – to forget about her personal preferences and focus on her readers’ habits and tastes instead. The resulting boost in her sales makes it a compelling argument!
Does uploading book metadata to book distribution platforms drive you nuts? Let Jo Van Every help you through it with her downloadable template for you to use free of charge when self-publishing your own books.
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week, it’s our monthly Writing Salon, where we discuss the craft of writing with author Dan Blank and ALLi Director Orna Ross. This week, Orna and Dan talk about how to effectively share your work in a way that inspires others to […]
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. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]
Like to build your author mailing list but don’t know how to add one to your website? Let Rachel McCollin show you how – and why – with this example of a Mailchimp and WordPress combination.
Orna Ross and Tim Lewis discuss the challenges and delights of self-editing for author-publishers. Every author needs to self-edit before submission but when you’re self publishing, there are particular things you need to think about. Tune in to a wide-ranging discussion on this essential topic, including tips and tools and the value of beta readers. […]
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explore the findings of the US Authors’ Guild Survey on author income and issues arising, including the problems with most author income surveys. What are the takeaways for indie authors who want to make a decent income from their […]