The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi Member Q&A Podcast Co-Host and Outreach Manager, Michael La Ronn, has been busy organizing live virtual events for all. If you're interested in self-publishing best practices, you don't want to miss these lives. More information in the post.
Completing a book is a huge achievement. But approaching the next stage can be overwhelming, especially if you don't really know how to find the best self-publishing companies. Today, Alliance of Independent Authors partner member 1106 Design is here to explain the ins and outs, as well as some handy tips from one of our self-publishing guides.
Children's publishing can sometimes be an enigma. Your customers aren't your readers and your readers aren't your customers. A nuance reserved mostly for children's books alone. So how do you successfully publish them? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes partner member MCRL and authorpreneur Larry Feign to answer all your questions from print sizing and materials all the way to marketing, mindset and reaching readers. This is your questions answered: illustrated children's books.
When you first start writing, translations might not be your first thought. Just get the book written. Worry about your native language first. Then figure out translations if you're successful. As indie authors, translations have traditionally been illusive and difficult to access. But as technology and the industry open up, that's changing. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is looking at book translations for indie authors. The options, formats and methods.
Backlist is a term thrown about by both self-publishing authors and traditional publishers. While your new books—your front list—are often the highest earning for short periods of time. But it's usually your backlist that brings in the consistent cash over time. How do you make the most of those books? What should you be doing to capitalize on them and what tactics work the best? That's the question the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is answering today. This is boost your backlist: how to make the most of every title.
Calling all Australian authors, whether you're an Alliance of Independent Authors member or not, Macquarie University wants to here from you. They're running an Australian author survey and need to hear from Australian authors.
Today on the #AskALLi Beginner Self-Publishing podcast: Free ways to grow an author platform. What is an author platform? If you’re just setting out as an indie author, how do you build one? In this episode, ALLi Director Orna Ross and Content Production Manager Dan Parsons outline the fundamental pillars that uphold a good author platform—one that spreads your message and sells your books—without spending a fortune on advertising.
As part of the recent mini #SelfPubCon the Alliance of Independent Authors ran a ten word story competition in partnership with Kobo Writing Life. Today, we hear from the competition winner, mystery author Callie Browning. Congratulations to all the entrants and to Callie.
We've been celebrating ten years of the Alliance of Independent Authors. So far, we've looked at how members create a sustainable business, the history of self-publishing and a celebration of ALLi itself. But today, we're looking at the team members. We've whipped up a special podcast, partially live from London Book Fair and other recordings in-between. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, this is ten years of the ALLi team.
The 10th-Anniversary Celebration Mini Self-Publishing Advice Conference (#SelfPubMiniCon22) is almost upon us. We’ve got a fantastic online speaker lineup. Take a look below, make your plans, and save the date – Saturday 16th April 6pm – 10pm. If you haven’t already, register here for your 24-hour free access. If you attended before, your free registration still stands. No log in needed, just hop on over on the day and visit the Session Feed.
The London Book Fair has been a key date for the Alliance of Independent Authors for many years. The AskALLi team is in attendance this year, see below for more information. We've rounded up some of the key talks and events focused on indie authors this year. Below is a list of all the self-publishing events at London Book Fair 2022.
2012 was a landmark year for self-publishing, seeing not only the launch of the Alliance of Independent Authors, but also the publishing platforms Draft2Digital and Kobo Writing Life, and the advertising medium BookBub, all of which are still significant players. Since then, indie authors have rocked the book world non-stop. Here’s a round-up of the defining changes year on year - which show how far we’ve come, how fast we’re adapting and innovating, and how we’ve changed the face of publishing forever. This is ten years of self-publishing.