Want to make your work the best it can be without costing the earth? The answer’s beta reading – both reading other’s manuscripts and having them read your own. Award-winning novelist Lucienne Boyce shows you how and why.
Author Advice on how to have your book well edited
As a follow up to their Indie Author Fringe Session Reedsy is hosting their first official giveaway to ALLi members, and is offering up to $3,000 worth of book production services.
Indie Author Fringe: New authors will learn how to identify their priorities and focus on getting their book to market by putting the nice-to-haves on the back burner and focusing instead on the three critical elements.
Indie Author Fringe: What can an Editor do for Me? Roz Morris, Laxmi Hariharan, Ricardo Fayet, Andrew Lowe discuss what editors do, how they work with authors, and how to choose a good one.
Welsh indie author Karl Drinkwater shares his thoughts and recommendations on the many writing and editing apps and tools available to help self-published writers make their work the best they can be. Intuition and human experience combine in successful writing and editing. However, just as chess software can analyse thousands of options per second, software […]
Now Publish Your Novel Did you take part in NaNoWriMo last year, and now have a finished draft in front of you, and are thinking “Now What?” You’re not alone. Did you know that nearly half a million writers signed up for NaNo in 2015? That’s quite a jump from 1999, when Chris (the founder […]
When Mari Howard performed this poem at the recent Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, it immediately chimed with the other authors in the room and elicited sympathetic but kindly laughter from the readers in the audience. Many thanks to Mari for allowing us to share it here for other indie authors to enjoy on this Writers’ […]
In 2014, Young adults were up over 20% and adult sales were down 3%. Young adult books are hotter than ever. Many think YA books dumb down or are easy to write. But this in not the case. Teens today are smart and we authors write for them. YA books have challenges in reaching readers […]
Debbie Young, Blog Editor, writes: “We don’t usually publish anonymous posts here, but it seemed reasonable to me to share this heartfelt plea from an author who has asked to remain nameless in order to avoid offending editors who know her personally. If you’re an author who has paid for editing services, do you agree […]
Are traditional editing services an endangered species, or do we bypass them at our peril? Indie author Yen Ooi debates whether modern self-publishing platforms killing the editing process or are encouraging writers to be better editors. Type Here. Click Publish. Share Link. What’s next? How about self-publishing your book chapter-by-chapter, or even as you write? […]