For many authors, it’s their dream to sign a contract with a publisher and see their work on the shelf of their favorite bookstores. But what happens after publication when your “season” is over, the book doesn’t sell the way you want and you’re not making the money you want? Sure, you can ask your publisher to promote your books, but for most authors, it’s up to you to do a majority of the promotion. Today's post looks at rights reversion. Thanks to Alliance of Independent Authors member Katlyn Duncan and ALLi advisor and literary agent Ethan Ellenberg.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Do You Need to be an Expert to Write a Non-Fiction Book?
Digital ebooks and audiobooks make up the bulk of income for most indie authors as they are more straightforward to produce and sell. But print books remain popular with readers and the Alliance of Independent Authors recommends that indie authors produce print books too. In this post, the AskALLi team looks at print publishing options for indie authors and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
We're taking a podcast break during the month of August, so instead we'll bring you what we've covered in 2021 so far on our Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn. Below are some of the highlights, with links to the full podcasts, videos, and transcripts. We'll return in September with new episodes.
Comparison often gets a bad rap. But there are times when comparing in order to understand a genre and the expectations a reader will have of you and whether or not you've met those expectations are actually really important. Today's post dives into the nitty gritty of what you should be comparing to help your author business succeed. This is the ultimate guide to comparison authors, genres and tropes.
ALLi members get free title set-up and revision codes for Ingram Spark. But find out what's changing in today's post.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Assessing if a Book Idea is Good.
Traditional publishing is organized around seasons, which you’ll have seen in the bestseller charts and the marketing activities of bookstores. Should indie authors also follow these seasons? Are there any aspects we could do in a different way, as our business model is more nimble? That's the topic the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is tackling today. This is the ultimate guide to seasonal publishing for indie authors.
Prolific spammer Pearson Media Group boasts of their expertise and connections, but like much about the company, these claims ring false.
Are you concerned about what AI--artificial and augmented intelligence--might mean for writers and publishers? Or perhaps you're excited by its potential? Either way, if you're an independent author or self-publishing service, ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, wants to hear your ideas, insights and recommendations. This is AI for Indie Authors.
The Alliance of Independent Authors advises self-publishing authors to publish and distribute their books as widely as possible for a number of reasons. If you'd like to understand more about the wide mindset, you can read our ultimate guide to publishing wide here. Today, though, we're diving into alternative book sales outlets you can use to sell your books.
The next Go Creative! in Business workshop takes place tomorrow, on Friday 7th May, at 5pm UK time. (9am PDT, Vancouver,…