Are you confident that if someone offered you a rights deal tomorrow, you’d know whether it was worth your while? Here’s an easy way to start skillin up and get savvy enough to build your author business through rights sales – read this post by Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick.
Advice on business plans, pricing, funding and all money matters for authors
A must-read post by Orna Ross explaining the crucial role of your creative assets will play in enabling you to build a successful career as an indie author. Make sure you understand what they are – and that you have control of them.
Ever wondered about ways to boost your writing income to supplement what you earn from your self-published books? Read Jules Horne’s advice about why freelance copywriting could be just what you’re looking for.
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.
Wondering whether it’s worth trying to get your self-published books into bookstores? Had your fingers burned and want to try again but not sure of best approach? Debbie Young’s summary of ALLi’s guidebook on the subject will kickstart your bookstore marketing plan.
Royalty share deals with narrators seem a great way for indie authors to self-publish audiobooks – but how do you persuade narrators that it’s a good deal for them too? Author Anna Castle shares the insights gained from interviewing a top narrator.
An experienced publishing consultant and service provider in Australia, Dixie Carlton, considers the changing nature of publishing services for indie authors and predicts the rise of a new coaching-based service that puts the author firmly in control
ALLi’s monthly AskALLi Q&A podcast gives our members the opportunity to put their own queries about the self-publishing process to our resident expert indie authors, who cover a wide range of topics in every show.
Running a business and being a creative needn’t be mutually exclusive if you follow Orna Ross’s advice and approach entrepreneurship in the same spirit as you do your writing
How to keep your production costs down and so boost the financial viability of your self-publishing ventures: join ALLi! Have you joined? Are you taking advantage of the exclusive discounts and deals available to members? Find out more here.