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Self-Publishing and The Midlist.

Guest Post by  By Catherine Czerkawska There has been a great deal of talk in publishing circles about the ‘midlist slump’. A couple of years ago, I even read reports confidently predicting the ‘death of the midlist’. With the rise in indie publishing, these appear to have been exaggerated. If I were to define midlist, I suppose […]

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Five Questions Indie Authors Should Always Ask An Agent

As more and more self-publishing authors make a success of our endeavours, more agents and publishers come calling. But too often they come with a traditional publishing contract in hand. This fails to recognise that an indie author’s situation is different to that of a tyro,  unpublished author. As self-publishers, we have built our readership and […]

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Is Bookbaby or Smashwords Best for Self-Publishers?

Part One of A Five-Part Week Series: “Which Distributor“. A Guest Post by Giacomo Giammatteo. All this week on the Alliance blog, we are featuring personal experience and opinion pieces from our members, on the various ebook and pbook distribution options open to indies — and what to expect from which. Today, Alliance member Giacomo Giammatteo […]

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Joel Friedlander Self Publishing Advice

The Self Publishing Roadmap from our Advisor Joel Friedlander

Joel Friedlander, author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion and book design advisor to the Alliance (ALLi), always impresses with the depth of his knowledge, not just on design matters but everything to do with self-publishing. He’s releasing a series of training videos, called The Self Publishing Roadmap, packed with useful information and tips — and  is […]

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Famous Self-Publishers

Though it took technology to spread it to the masses, self-publishing has a long and distinguished history, as this anecdote from Alison Baverstock’s book The Naked Author: A Guide To Self Publishing, illustrates: “In 1797, a manuscript was submitted to a London publisher by the proud father of an unknown author. First Impressions, a three-volume novel. […]

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