Self-Publishing with Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) is recommended to all ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) members, in combination with other key, direct publishing services and, crucially, development of the author's own website and platform. No self-publishing service is larger, more innovative,…
Debut novelist Kyle Waller, survivor of severe depression, writes with passion about how the freedom of his status as an indie author allows him to write from the heart about mental illness in his dystopian novel
Wondering whether the indie author route is right for you? Read these eight good reasons that ALLi authors cite when asked that question.
Want to earn a good income from your books with just five minutes' marketing a day? David Penny explains how he does this - by focusing on reaching readers rather than networking with fellow writers. A must-read for any indie author!
Fresh from the Writers Digest IndieLab conference, a new event specifically for the indie publishing sector, Michael La Ronn, representing ALLi as a speaker there, shares his top takeaways.
If you're one of the many indie authors who professes to hate book marketing, you need to read this post - Anne-Catherine de Fombelle will make you change your mind and positively enjoy marketing in future!
Take inspiration and encouragement from ALLi authors who share the key turning points in their indie author careers, from first discovering self-publishing to mastering writing craft and marketing.
What makes a writer write? Find out whether your experience chimes with the initial feedback from important new research by Professor Alison Baverstock and team - with reactions also from key ALLi members.
Do you find it hard to tear yourself away from your writing to take a proper break? Then read this post to give you all the excuses you need to book a proper vacation - your writing will be better for it in the long-term!
Wondering the best way to distribute your self-published books - sticking with Amazon's exclusive deals or going wide? Rosalind Minett's case study explains why going wide - and going direct with Kobo - works best for her.
What makes readers actually buy books? Whether your books or anyone else's? Maggie Lynch delves into various surveys and presents the answers to help you sell your books more effectively.
Indie author Debbie Young shares her journey from financial ostrich to high-flying accountant - well, almost! Or at least how a new app helped her conquer her aversion to accounting in her author business.