Do you offer ARCs (advance review copies) of your books to potential readers for review? Ever stopped to question whether it’s actually unethical to do so? Mark Horrell explains why he thinks it is – and why the practice should end.
Self-publishing Author Advice about reaching readers, author platform, discoverability, book marketing and book promotion
This month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors features some of the best discussions of the year between Orna Ross and Joanna Penn. Enjoy this compilation of three of their best shows. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made Awesome. Topics discussed include: Are We Moving Toward Self-Publishing 3.0? Orna […]
Like some inspiration and ideas for your 2019 book marketing campaign? This post, rounding up some of the best marketing and promotion advice from the ALLi blog in 2018, will help you hit the ground running.
Do you dream of getting your self-published books stocked by bricks-and-mortar bookstores? Let Anna Sayburn Lane inspire you with her case study and practical tips that have got her debut novel stocked in London bookshops.
I first launched my IndieVoices podcast in March 2017 as a way of helping to amplify voices that had been marginalized—politically, artistically, socially, and in many other ways that have tragically divided us recently. I truly believe that everybody with a story to tell should be given the opportunity to tell it and be heard. […]
Successful book marketing in 2019 will depend on building better rapport with your readers in a genuine, sincere and interesting way. Here are four key ways you can do this – by Meghan Harvey of Girl Friday Productions.
Need an excuse to read instead of writing this holiday season? Go on, you know you want to – and it’ll make you a better writer! Bjorn Larssen’s post about Jolabokaflod provides the excuse and the inspiration that you need to do just that.
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 Dan Blank. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]
Are you making the most of Amazon’s Author Central facility in all its territories to raise your author profile and draw attention to your self-published books around the world? Here’s a quick guide and some food for thought from Debbie Young.
To help you concentrate your thoughts for a successful new year of self-publishing, here’s a chance to revisit the most relevant opinion posts from the AskALLi blog in 2018. Here’s to our best year yet as indie authors!