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.)
Opinion posts on a topical, controversial or interesting self-publishing issue. By ALLi Director, Orna Ross, on the first Monday of each month and other ALLi members on the other Mondays.
What does self-publishing success mean to you? How do you measure it? ALLi Director Orna Ross explains why she believes it’s money – and explains the reasoning and background behind her thinking. Do you agree? Join the conversation!
Are you getting the balance right between raising awareness and over-promoting your self-published book? Sarah Banham alerts us to the signs that will make potential readers’ eyes glaze over and move on to a different author…
Feeling stressed by the pressure to become a bestseller? Think only making the top of the sales charts will do? Think again. Kassandra Lamb explains why she’s happy to aim for the mid-list, drawing on previous career experience.
“If you need fancy dialogue tags, there’s something wrong with your writing.” Giacomo Giammatteo helps us refine our prose to show, not tell, our characters’ emotions without the use of conspicuous dialogue tags.
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.
In her self-publishing review of 2018, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross overviews this year’s most notable trends
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. […]
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.
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!