What is copyright exactly? Make sure you grasp the basic principles to ensure you protect and exploit your rights to your intellectual property – your self-published books. Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick provide a clear and helpful introduction.
Advice on business plans, pricing, funding and all money matters for authors
What can artificial intelligence and blockchain do for you? Kathy Meis of Bublish gives a clear summary and a link to a free webinar on 13 February. (Can’t make the event live? Register anyway to access post-event recording.)
Celebrating the launch of the 2019 ALLi Self-publishing Services Directory, with a link to view, download and print it for your own reference, to help you choose the best services to make your self-published books the best they can be.
Like to sell more rights to your books – translation, film, tv, etc – but not sure where to start? First step: read ALLi’s three guiding principles to rights selling to set you in the right direction. From the guidebook by Orna Ross and lawyer Helen Sedwick.
Feeling stressed by the pressure to become a bestseller? Think only making the top of the sales charts will do? Think again. Kassandra Lamb explains why she’s happy to aim for the mid-list, drawing on previous career experience.
How to safeguard your rights for your heirs by appointing literary executors – because even if you’re not yet making a fortune, you may become a posthumous bestseller! Maggie Lynch shares her own experience of planning her literary estate.
As indie authors, we may plan never to retire or to stop writing – but what will happen to our work when we die? To our royalties? To our rights? Micro-publisher Karen Myers offers some pointers on estate planning for indie authors.
Does retirement feature in your plans for your writing and self-publishing career? Find out what the ALLi hive mind has to say on the topic – and grab some inspiration!
This is the self-publishing advice blog, written by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. We cover the seven processes of publishing – editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion and licensing publishing rights – here week on week, together with writing advice and how to run an indie author business.
Here’s a smart businesslike way to manage the production of your self-published books: devise and follow a book project plan, as outlined here by John Wagner-Stafford of Ingenium Books.