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Self-publishing Author Advice about book production and distribution of audio, ebooks and print books

“I Wasted $8000 On Kirkus Review Display Advertising.” An Indie Author’s Story. Revised.

The post below is an amended version, by request of Kirkus and by agreement with the author, of a post originally published on Friday, March 8, 2013. The original article contained some factual errors around dates and the order and nature of communications. “When my first book came out, advertising budget dollars were the last […]

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Why The Alliance of Independent Authors is Sponsoring IndieReCon

ALLi reckons that IndieReCon is, hands down, the web’s best free conference for self-publishing writers. Featuring over 25 stellar guests discussing the nuts and bolts of self publishing, this three-day event is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. As a nonprofit organisation, ALLi’s resources are limited but when IndieRecon reached out and asked us […]

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How to Deal with Rejection and Criticism as an Indie Author. A Guest Post by ALLi’s Creative Advisor, Mark McGuiness

The great thing about being an independent author is that you side-step the usual interminable rejections by agents and publishers, and put your work out there for the world to see and buy. No longer constrained by the cautious taste of editors, the prejudices of marketing departments, or the carping of reviewers who don’t ‘get’ […]

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