We're independent authors, creative directors of our own author businesses, solely responsible for the books we publish. It can be a lonesome endeavor. But it doesn't have to be! As ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford explains, once you know how to make the most of your ALLi membership, you will never look back.
At the Alliance of Independent Authors we are introducing a new member category: Authorpreneur Membership. Authorpreneur is a made-up, hybrid word (author + entrepreneur), a new word for a new kind of job, but some authors don't like it, thinking it faddy or forced. It is gaining traction in the self-publishing sector for a few reasons. ALLi director Orna Ross is here to talk us through the reasons for the change.
ALLi continues to work on development of its Copyright Bill of Rights (working title) for the global self-published author in the…
How can copyright law empower the average author, so they can understand their rights in a changing digital and entrepreneurial environment? Orna Ross discusses the principle issues.
Sharing the outcome of the new Selfies award recognising self-published books, run by BookBrunch, sponsored by IngramSpark and won by ALLi member Jane Davis! Orna Ross reports.
Ever felt silly for not being more of a technology expert? Don't let others get you down, says Barb Drozdowich - it's for the others to change their vocabulary and be more understanding, especially on social media.
Wondering whether it's worth going to the London Book Fair this year? Our preview shares the highlights of what's of special interest to indie authors - and some consolation for those who can't attend!
Read the inspiration behind the new Lindisfarne Prize for authors who are just starting out, set up by bestselling indie author LJ Ross to pay it forward to the writing community
What can artificial intelligence and blockchain do for you? Kathy Meis of Bublish gives a clear summary and a link to a free webinar on 13 February. (Can't make the event live? Register anyway to access post-event recording.)
The indie author community is famously generous, inspiring members to pay it forward and help others - as in this case study by Christine Hammacott about why she set up a the Porstmouth BookFest Publishing Weekend.
Like to speak at a mainstream literature festival? Wondering how to get involved? Take inspiration and top tips from indie author Nicola Kelsall's recent triumph at the prestigious Cheltenham Literature Festival.
In her self-publishing review of 2018, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross overviews this year's most notable trends