Orna Ross pays tribute to Debbie Young, who at the end of April will be leaving her role as ALLi’s Author Advice Center Manager to write full-time – continuing her successful cozy mystery series, and much more.
Posts about the self-publishing life
Like the chance to win a free ticket to the BookBaby Indie Author Conference this November? Find out how to apply in this post, and get a sneak preview of the programme, which includes Joanna Penn as keynote speaker.
All of us at ALLi wish you, our members, friends and the wider author community, a very happy, creative and prosperous year in 2016.
Samantha Warren, US author of speculative fiction, highlights one of the many benefits of being a self-published author: the ease with which we may accommodate changes in the publishing industry. Publishing is tough, no matter which way you go. But if you want to succeed in this crazy world of writing, you need to have maneuverability. One […]
An inspiring post about how self-publishing her novels has given British indie author Nelly Harper a new lease of life after contracting a chronic and debilitating illness. Going indie has not only given me my my life back – It has also given me also my future. One day a photo appeared on my Facebook […]
What writer doesn’t love bookshops, or hasn’t been influenced or inspired by visiting bricks-and-mortar bookstores from an early age? Independent Booksellers’ Week in the UK seems a good time to announce that as part of ALLi’s #Authors4Bookstores campaign, we’re planning two new writing projects that will celebrate bricks-and-mortar booksellers, and we’re inviting ALLi members to […]
At last week’s IndieReCon conference, author, poet and campaigner Dan Holloway performed his new poem calling for social diversity in publishing. With his kind permission, we’re reproducing it in the Opinion slot here today to share his moving and important message further afield. A recording of the performance will be available on this website a […]
Continuing the conversation begun in ALLi’s Ethical Author campaign towards the end of 2014, ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammaetteo draws attention to the importance of indie authors behaving ethically towards service providers. Ethical Behavior Is Not An Option I’ve seen a lot of talk—complaining actually—about the ethics of traditional publishers, vanity presses, and even […]
From Berlin, Evi Chantzi of German-based publishing platform epubli offers excellent advice on the significance of the German market for self-published books, providing compelling reasons for authors to target that territory right now. epubli is a partner member of ALLi. Germany is the biggest English language market in Europe after the UK. According to recent […]
Half or more of the books on Amazon’s daily bestseller lists are now self-published. At The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), we have many members who have sold more than 100,000 books and some who have sold in their millions. Many others are producing work of outstanding literary merit. Corporate publishers and agents now scour self-publishing […]