In my latest Inspirational Indie Author interview, I talked to Maggie Lynch, who writes science fiction for and about women. And I, for one, welcome females of the human species to outer space as real characters. Like many awkward, nerdy boys, I grew up reading a lot of science fiction. This was in the 1970s, […]
Self-publishing Author Advice about book production and distribution of audio, ebooks and print books
We spend months or even years thinking about the content of our book. But how much time do we spend thinking about the front and back matter? I’m betting barely more than a few minutes. But perhaps you should. Indexes can be extremely useful for your readers. Denise Gaskin is here to explain how to […]
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross. Questions this month include: How do you go about […]
It’s that time of year again. #SelfPubCon is launching the Fall 2019 Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Behind the scenes we’ve been preparing the conference and this year’s theme, “sell more books”. Here’s what you need to know.
Writing helps many of us to heal. It’s a catharsis, a way of channeling out the pain we’re feeling. That’s never truer than for Kim Mcleod who loss a child, one of the most devasting tragedies a person can go through. Kim’s here to talk about how writing helps healing.
Copyright is all of the financial, the economic rights that an author has in their work and that needs to sustain them and it needs to protect their interests. Which is why authors need to be concerned with their rights.
Facebook ads can be daunting, but if you get them right, they can also sky rocket your book sales. Katherine Smith discusses seven Facebook advertising basics you can implement when using the platform to grow your readership.
Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com, and Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, explain how to scale your author income without compromising your creativity or giving up on your life.
Wondering why no-one’s buying your books from bookstores, even though you’ve published your print books through IngramSpark? You need to drive readers into bookstores to buy them – Debbie Young explains why and how.
500+ bookstores celebrate Indie Bookstore Day, Young Adult fiction sparks sales growth & Kindle store survives Amazon’s China retreat.