No decision on how London Book Fair will go ahead, more price fixing claims against Amazon; and Maryland libraries win first step in ebook case.
We all know that having our books in a library is a good thing. More readers, a segment of readership we don't always reach, and income. But how do you even get your books into a library and how does their distribution system work? These are questions we answer today in our post how library distribution works for indie authors.
Marketing books is hard enough. But what happens when your readers aren't the people paying for the books? That's the problem children's authors face. Alliance of Independent Authors members, Karen Inglis and Kate Woodard discuss selling children's books and the methods that have worked for them.
There have been many debates over the years in the writing world: plotting or pantsing, trad or indie but the main question now is whether to go exclusive to Amazon or publish wide. The Alliance of Independent Authors always advises you publish wide, but today's post dives into the what's, why's and how's of publishing wide. This is the ultimate guide to publishing wide.
Over the next few months, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team will be covering various aspects of audio for authors, today, we're giving you an overview of what the landscape and industry looks like as well as the strategies you might employ to produce and distribute your audiobooks. Our deep thanks to Megan Morreale from Soundwise for contributing to this post. This is the ultimate guide to self-publishing audiobooks.
For most indie authors writing today, traditional bookstores in the mall and on the high street fueled our writing ambitions and our love of reading as children. Most writers would be thrilled to see their books on display in bookstore windows, display tables and shelves. Despite the rise and rise of ebooks and audiobooks, and especially during the boom in online buying during the Covid-19 pandemic, physical bookstores are still a significant marketplace for readers to discover and buy books. However it is much more challenging for the indie author to sell books via bookstores than online. What are those challenges and does the benefit of reaching bookstores’ customers justify finding a place for bookstores in your business plan? This post asks the question: are bookstores worth it for indie authors?
What's the best way to gather reviews for my book? Our #AskALLi Member Q&A is hosted by Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director, Orna Ross, and this month they'll be answering this question and more.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about So How Was 2020 for You?
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Improving your Writing with ProWritingAid
As we near the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team wanted to use December to look back at 2020 and the range of ultimate guides and posts we've created to help you write, publish and market your books. Today, we've collated all of the distribution posts, podcasts and books from the team to help you improve your publishing skills. Here are the best distribution tips of 2020.
Happy holidays, dear indie authors! It has been our honor and pleasure to work with you in 2020. Closing: Our home…
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How to Build a Simple Marketing Strategy with Roger Edwards