Copyright can be a confusing tricky little beast, especially if you're a non-fiction writer. But even fiction authors can come a cropper. Images, quotes, even brand names all have copyright associated to them. ALLi partner member Tim McConnehey, founder of IzzardInk is here to tease out the ins and outs of copyright for indie authors.
The fall Self-Publishing Advice Conference saw ALLi launch the start of the Indie Author Translation Rights Program. If you missed it, you can catch up with the first installment here. Today, we're thrilled to present the second installment of the program.
As an author member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (known as ALLi, pronounced like the word “ally”), you’ve self-published at least your first book and are looking to hone your skills, perhaps building your author business and author brand. How sure are you that you’re getting the most out of your ALLi author membership and that you know about all the resources available here? ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford offers some insight.
NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month is a now twenty-year tradition. Every November, writers take up the challenge of penning 50,000 words in a single month. A monstrous task to some, a weekly habit to others. Either way, writing more is something we all strive for. ALLi author member Rachel McCollin is here to show us how to use data to be a more productive writer.
FOMO, aka fear of missing out, has been around for a long time. But it feels like it's becoming more acute the more connected our world becomes. Technology and social media have eradicated barriers to communicating. We're all up in each other's business, knowing exactly what everyone is doing, what advertising they're using and how much profit it's making. But you have to wonder whether that's as poisonous as it is helpful. In this inspirational post, ALLi Director Orna Ross takes a moment to stop and reflect and remind each of us that the only way to win in this industry is to follow a creative self-publishing approach: to be uniquely-you.
Choosing the right nonfiction writing approach for your project—self-contained or emergent—can increase efficiency and relieve pressure. Here’s how.
In an encore presentation of the cover feature from the Q2 2019 Edition of The Indie Author member magazine, award-winning author and ALLi member Jane Davis shares with us the main reason she is proud to self-publish: creative control.
Co-authoring is a popular tactic for indie authors to widen their network, team up and produce books faster. But typically, co-authors come from similar genres. So what happens when your co-author is from a completely different genre? How do you work through your differences to produce a completed novel? Russell Phillips and Andrew Knighton teamed up and are here to show you how to collaborate across genres.
As a community, we know that audiobooks are booming. But with audio comes a more nuanced range of hurdles to overcome. For example, accents, regional dialects need to be considered if you want to create a product that's accessible across the world – not just the UK and USA. ALLi author, Sarah Williams explains her experience of producing audiobooks in Australia.
Content marketing has become a bit of a buzzword in author circles this year. With advertising becoming tougher and more expensive, and Amazon making it harder to get organic sales, authors are looking for other ways to reach new readers, develop a fanbase and ultimately sell books. Author member Rachel McCollin is here to show you how you content marketing for fiction and nonfiction can help.
Longtime ALLi advisor Joel Friedlander, and our cover feature in the 2019 Q1 Edition of The Indie Author member magazine, has helped birth hundreds of thousands of books through his business TheBook Designer.com. His latest project, Creativity and You, invites you to attend to the quiet place inside where you’ll find the torrent of images, ideas, words, sounds. Go creative!