Ever find yourself comparing your own writing and self-publishing career to that of others? It’s natural – but make sure you keep it positive. Pauline Wiles’ 7 top tips will help you make it a mindful learning experience rather than a crushing negative one.
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.
In your self-publishing career, it’s all about planning and perseverance – so don’t give up. Just follow your dreams and magic may occur, says Saiswaroopa Iyer, sharing her own journey from nervous newbie to success.
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.
A cautionary tale against signing a contract with a service provider when you haven’t done your homework properly – by Chris Calder, following his recent relaunch of his first four novels.
Wondering whether visiting London Book Fair is worthwhile for indie authors? Read Steve Shahbazian’s enticing report of what he gained from his first trip and why he thinks it’s a great idea for all self-publishing writers, aspiring or established.
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.
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.)
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.