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
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.
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.
Please read this important statement from Orna Ross, calling for greater and more appropriate government support for indie authors and recognition of our enormous socio-economic contributions - not reflected in traditional author earnings research.
Here's an inspiring story of an impressive achievement for an indie author competing with the big names in the audiobook publishing industry: Brad Borkan tells how his book was shortlisted for the voice artist's equivalent to the Oscars.