Why paying for author services is the mark of the professional authorpreneur – and nothing to do with vanity publishing
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.
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.
Wise and kindly counsel for any indie author who has ever felt overwhelmed or burned out by the constant pressures of being an authorpreneur and a writer, by author and bookseller Patti Brassard Jefferson.
New authorpreneur Sukhi Jutla makes a strong case for quitting your day job to write full-time – if you have a plan in place!
When a recent trade event accused self-publishing of being vanity press, Joanna Penn set the record straight, as Orna Ross reports
With two trade-published books to her name, one fiction, one non-fiction, Emily Benet chose to switch to the path of the indie author and self-publish her third book, a novel, The Hen Party. Her encouraging case study may inspire other authors to do the same, and reaffirm the conviction of those already following that course. […]
If you have ever used the internet, you’ve likely encountered the ubiquitous troll. Trolling has, unfortunately, become an indelible part of the internet landscape. But are all trolls the same?
Why it’s important for indie authors to take their time to self-publish – by ALLi Partner member Taryn Johnston