Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and has spent the last five years […]
Self-publishing Author Advice about book production and distribution of audio, ebooks and print books
Think you can disregard traditional publishing houses’ production practices because you’re an indie? Think again – after you’ve read Roz Morris’s common-sense post on why the conventional production process makes sense for self-published books too.
In this month’s Ask ALLi Beginners’ Self-publishing Salon we introduce two new hosts, Iain Rob Wright and Jyotsna Ramachandran, talking about how to format ebooks and print books like a pro
Enjoy this month’s Advanced Self-publishing Salon in the format of your choice: podcast, video, or transcript, all accessible from this post.
Most indie authors will at some point commission third-party services to help them make their books the best they can be. Few self-publishers possess all the skills to produce a book to professional standards, from first draft to final publication. But effective outsourcing is a skill in itself, and it can be daunting if you’ve […]
Wondering how to sell more books? Read how US fantasy author Karen Myers sold more books in the first two weeks of 2018 than the whole of 2015, by stopping writing for a year in order to improve her marketing skills
How one indie author, E S Moxon, found collaboration with fellow writers helped her regain her creative momentum after unexpected challenges in her personal life that scuppered her regular writing habits.
It’s the start of the new year and a great time to look at the year ahead to determine what writing goals you’d like to achieve. Listen in as Michael and I talk about our writing goals, and the challenges that stand in our way to achieving success and how to overcome them.
Did you know there are three kinds of dash in punctuation? Not sure how to use them all correctly? Help is at hand here with a succinct and helpful summary by editor Richard Bradburn.
A glitch on KDP’s site revealed a surprise: an option for an as-yet-unimplemented 50% royalty rate. What does this mean for indie authors?