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Book Piracy: What Indie Authors Should Do When a Print Book Gets Pirated

You finally hit publish and have your masterpiece in both physical and digital hands. And then someone pirates your book. Book piracy feels horrible and scary and hopeless. So what can you do about it and what is the impact? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes and thanks member Rob Biesenbach for today's article all about what to do when your book gets pirated.
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AskALLi’s Ultimate Guide Posts Round Up for 2021

The end of the year is almost upon us, and if you've hung around Alliance of Independent Authors blog for any amount of time, then you'll know we like to round up the best posts of the year. Today, we're bringing you a round up of the "Ultimate Guide" posts we brought you in 2021. It's time to review your business plans, examine your tools and think about 2022. These are the best Ultimate Guides for indie authors from 2021.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday ALLi Partner Discounts for 2021

The end of November is always a frenzy of shopping as Black Friday and Cyber Monday reappear for an annual dose of internet bargains.  But those bargains are aimed at the general population, and over here we rather fancy a bargain or three for writers. That's why The Alliance of Independent Authors Partner members have offered a stack of generous deals for writers on all sorts of awesome tools, services and more. There's something for every writer in this Black Friday and Cyber Monday ALLi Partner Discounts for writers. With thanks to all the ALLi partners who have provided a discount.
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The Principle of Publishing Non-Exclusivity for Authors

Today's authors can be creative business owners building independent publishing enterprises based on intellectual property (IP). Yet many independent authors forgo their independence, and compromise the value of their IP, by signing or assigning their books exclusively to another business without due diligence. This post explores the important principle of publishing inclusivity for authors and the dangers of going exclusive with one publisher or one self-publishing service.
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ALLi’s Ultimate Guide to Indie Author Resources for 2021

Author resources have imploded over the years. There's fifty answers to every question, five different tech solutions and an array of experts to help. This is good news for Indies searching out answers and tools to help them in their creative businesses, but a little overwhelming. The Alliance of Independent Authors alone has a monumental list of resources at it's members disposal and many more open to the public. Below is ALLi's ultimate guide to indie author resources for 2021.
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The Ultimate Guide to Brexit for Indie Authors

Brexit has been on the Brit's lips for the last few years, whether you agree with leaving the EU or not, I'm sure relieved it won't be in the news much more. But before we depart the topic, we must first study the implications for authors. Today, Alliance of Independent Authors news editor, Dan Holloway is here to explain exactly what the impacts are for indie authors.
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The Ultimate Guide to Tools and Tech for Indie Authors

With the dawn of a new year, it's a great time to pick up a new habit, hobby or skill. Then there's the bargains to be had with sales and discounts. Or perhaps you're more of a gadget and software fan. When it comes to the latter, there's a lot of tech and software at the indie author's disposal, so much so it can be overwhelming. Fear not, Tim Lewis, science fiction and fantasy author, social media specialist and host of ALLi’s weekly #indieAuthorChat on Twitter, threw this question to the ALLi Facebook members forum in preparation for the recent SelfPub conference. Nominations poured in, and the result is a definitive list of 100 must-have tools for writing, editing, design, production and distribution—this is the ultimate guide to tools and tech for indie authors.
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Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead for a Creative and Productive Year in Your Author Business: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

Planning ahead is an important step for your author business, enabling you to make decisions about what you want to focus on as well as make time to achieve your writing and financial goals.
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Best Business Tips of 2020 for Indie Authors

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 business posts, podcasts and books from the team to help you improve your business skills. Here are the best business tips of 2020.
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