Audiobooks have been a hot topic this year and the boom in popularity shows no signs of slowing down. Partner member Karen Williams The Book Mentor, has been busy producing audiobooks this year. Today, she give us her top five tips for creating audiobooks.
As the year draws to a close, in ALLi we've been busy looking at the year's highlights. Today, we're celebrating some of our favorite books published in 2019 for writers. We've purposefully not included any of the books mentioned in yesterday's best audiobooks of the year post so we celebrate a range of book. So if you'd like a comprehensive list of the best writing books of 2019 have a look at both post.
As we draw into the final couple of weeks of the year, it's we're feeling reflective in ALLi. Orna Ross ALLi Director, takes a look back at self-publishing 2019, the ins and outs, highs and lows.
Encouraging people to publish and share reviews of your book is a key book-marketing activity, possibly the single most important of marketing task for a publisher. ALLi's latest Quick & Easy Guidebook (now available in the Member Zone) focusses on how to get your first 50 book reviews.
While we're gearing up for the next Self-Publishing Advice Conference #SelfPubCon in Spring 2020, I wanted to take a minute to remind you that while the last conference is over, all ALLi members have free lifetime access. Which means if you missed the Fall 19 conference, you can still catch up with all the sessions. Here's how to access your Self-Publishing Advice Conference Lifetime Access Pass.
As an authorpreneur member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (known as ALLi, pronounced like the word “ally”), you’ve already found success in writing, publishing, and distributing your self-published books. How sure are you that you’re getting the most out of your ALLi authorpreneur membership and that you know about all the resources available here? ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford offers some insight.
Would you like to see your book translated into another language, but feel you can’t afford to? One answer — relatively easy, but not completely pain free — is Babelcube. Ann Richardson, ALLi author member, has been working with them for about a year and this post recounts her experience to date.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday create a shopping frenzy every year. But how can we writers capitalize on that frenzy and get books to the front and centre of people's minds? Well, Partner member and CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. Penny Sansevieri, is here to show you how to sell your books in the holidays.
Copyright can be a confusing tricky little beast, especially if you're a non-fiction writer. But even fiction authors can come a cropper. Images, quotes, even brand names all have copyright associated to them. ALLi partner member Tim McConnehey, founder of IzzardInk is here to tease out the ins and outs of copyright for indie authors.
The fall Self-Publishing Advice Conference saw ALLi launch the start of the Indie Author Translation Rights Program. If you missed it, you can catch up with the first installment here. Today, we're thrilled to present the second installment of the program.
As an author member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (known as ALLi, pronounced like the word “ally”), you’ve self-published at least your first book and are looking to hone your skills, perhaps building your author business and author brand. How sure are you that you’re getting the most out of your ALLi author membership and that you know about all the resources available here? ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford offers some insight.
You don’t have to be a celebrity author to get newspapers and magazines to pay attention to your book. ALLi author member and freelance journalist, Ruth Badley, explains how a focused approach can help indie authors secure media coverage and other promotional opportunities.