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Indie Authors Alliance Yearbook

How to Choose the Best Self-Publishing Service

A profile of ALLi’s Choosing A Self-Publishing Service Guide by its co-author, Ben Galley, one of ALLi’s Watchdog team. As Victoria Strauss says – there are sharks out there in the publishing waters. What sort of shark? What possible danger could you, the author-publisher, face in this industry? I’m talking about a certain breed of […]

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Indie Authors Alliance Yearbook

The Alliance of Independent Authors Watchdog Warning: New Self-Publishing Resource from Writers & Artists

Another once-venerable publishing brand, Writers & Artists, an imprint of the Bloomsbury group, is showing little regard for writers as they move into the self-publishing arena. We’ve written here before about trade publishers like Penguin and Simon & Schuster showing insufficient care for authors as they trade on their brand-names to sell over-priced and under-performing […]

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ALLi Watchdog: Agent Assisted Self Publishing

Agent-assisted SP takes many different forms. At one end of the scale, it mean an agency encouraging one of their authors to upload their backlist, and showing them how, without taking any payment, content with the revenue boost this will give to the trade-published titles they represent. At the other are the many agents now […]

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Indie Authors ALLi Watchdog Warning: Archway Publishing

  The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is concerned about the email approach being made by Archway Publishing to a number of our advisors and colleagues. Archway is a new joint venture between publisher Simon & Schuster and Author Solutions (AS) an umbrella company operating self-publishing package brands such as AuthorHouse, Xlibris, and iUniverse. Several […]

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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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