Four main reasons why authors hold back from marketing their books – which describes you? And how do you snap out of it? Belinda Griffin shares a 3-point action plan.
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.
Indie author Topher Burke explains why he unpublished his back catalog later in his career, and why he’s glad he did. Maybe you should too?
What should you do with your backlist? Suppress it? Improve it? Promote it? Find out what other ALLi authors are doing with theirs, and why.
Here’s a chance for you to take part in an important new survey about the effectiveness of Facebook advertising for indie authors – don’t miss out!
As an indie author, should you employ businesslike time management strategies, or will they kill off your creativity and do more harm than good? Debbie Young considers the options.
Do you know about the opportunities blockchain technology may be opening for authors? Orna Ross highlights the challenges and the response from the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Why paying for author services is the mark of the professional authorpreneur – and nothing to do with vanity publishing
Digital text, books and media are currently being re-imagined in ways that are likely to have a big impact on authors and author earnings, says Orna Ross, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors. It’s Self-Publishing 3.0 and we need to understand what’s coming if we are to have a say in how it develops […]
Rules for genre writing – are they a useful guide or a constraint? As indies, to what extent should we follow the rules, or steer our own course? Thriller writer Philip Hilton considers.
How to make sure your plans match your objectives for your self-publishing activities – and why it’s ok to change your objectives and your plans if need be.