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What Sells Books in 2022: How to Make a Great Author Website

If you’ve managed to build and launch a basic website to support your indie author business, congratulations! Your website is the cornerstone of your author brand and book marketing efforts. However, there’s a strong possibility it could work harder for you. That's what we're discussing in today's post. The Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes partner member and website designer, Pauline Wiles. 
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The Ultimate Guide to Estate Planning for Authors Part 2: The Heir and Inheriting Intellectual Property Rights

We've been discussing our author legacy, our estates and how to best prepare our businesses for our heirs. But there's another side to this, and that's becoming an heir to an author estate. If your relative is an author or creative, then they will have intellectual property that will become your responsibility. Inheriting IP rights can be overwhelming, so let's make the process a little easier for you. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors discusses estate planning for heirs and the process of inheriting Intellectual Property rights.
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Ten Years of Indie Author Business: How to Create a Sustainable Business

As part of the Alliance of Independent Authors ten year anniversary celebrations, we've celebrated ALLi, taken a look back at ten years of the self-publishing industry and now we're looking at members with decade-long (or more) careers. How do you reach the heady heights of ten years of indie author business? How do you create sustainable income? How do you keep up with rising market pressure and the need to pivot methods? That's the question we're answering today. With thanks to authorpreneur members XYZ for their contributions to this post.
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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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