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The History of Self-Publishing

ALLi has a number of publications both for sale and free to its members. One such publication was written by our fabulous Director, Orna Ross. Creative Self-Publishing aims to empower indie authors to sell more books and create their author businesses their way. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors Ask ALLi team is looking at the history of self-publishing. We also ask members what they would tell their younger pre-published selves. 
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3 Things Indie Authors Should Stop Saying

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me... a well known phrase, and yet we indies sometimes get caught up in all kinds of "they said" and "we should because." But should we? Did they? For every six figure indie who is in KU, there's another wide. For every indie in the romance genre there's another making it in a niche. So why do we keep saying nonsensical things? Today the Alliance of Independent Authors gives you the three things indies should stop saying.
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Gift List for Indie Authors

All year round there are birthdays and festivals, celebrations and national days, theme days and religious celebrations, breaks and holidays and a thousand other opportunities to give gifts to the writers in your life. But what on earth do you give them? It's with deep thanks to the Alliance of Independent Authors members today that we bring you a post full of ideas for gifts for the writers in your life.
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Diversity and Inclusivity in Publishing: A Guide for Indie Authors

The lack of diversity in publishing is a problem. It's an unfortunate truth, but racism, discrimination, ableism and prejudice still tarnish the publishing industry. Today, the Alliance of Independent Author's AskALLi team alongside Eliana West, look at some of the issues in the industry and common mistakes authors make, as well as how you can avoid making them. This is inclusivity in indie publishing: a guide for authors.
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The Ultimate Guide to Creative Rest for Indie Authors

Ask a dozen people what rest looks like, and you'll get a dozen different answers. Indie authors by nature tend to be workaholics. We have to wear so many hats, and so many roles to play, it's often difficult to remember one of those hats should be self-care. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is diving into what creative rest for indie authors should look like.
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Self-Publishing through Personal Struggles

The last year has been exhausting, and difficult for millions if not billions of people. But there are so many people who have personal struggles on a day to day basis without the added pressures of global pandemics. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is talking to some of our members who have continued publishing through personal struggles. We listen to their inspirational stories and find out how they've overcome their struggles to publish. With thanks to Angeline Trevena, Jack Lench, Rachel McLean and Debbie Young for their contributions to this post.
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