There’s one thing we can all be assured of in our industry, and that’s that there will always be changes. Whether it’s to platforms, algorithms or technology change shows no signs of slowing down. ALLI Partner Member Karen Williams from The Book Mentor is here today to talk about the changes she’s seen in the nonfiction […]
Advice on business plans, pricing, funding and all money matters for authors
Feeling overwhelmed by the need to market your book? Try breaking the process down into baby steps – a system that Cathy Dudley found worked for her, as she describes with a case study here.
Struggling to work out whether your advertising on Amazon, Bookbub, etc is paying its way? Help is at hand with Ricardo Fayet’s post explaining number-crunching techniques that work – includes a free spreadsheet!
When we’re aiming at marketing our books worldwide, it’s easy to ignore small parochial writing opportunities – but don’t be too hasty to dismiss what could provide useful strategic advantages for the bigger picture, as Debbie Young explains in her case study.
Ever find yourself comparing your own writing and self-publishing career to that of others? It’s natural – but make sure you keep it positive. Pauline Wiles’ 7 top tips will help you make it a mindful learning experience rather than a crushing negative one.
It’s nice to give your reader fans the personal touch. However, in this blog post, Rachel McCollin makes the case that a little automation is a good thing. And she takes us through a step-by-step process to set up automated emails delivering your reader magnets, so you never have to lift a finger again. If […]
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 the time and hassle to self-publish audiobooks? Let Amy Shojai, an ALLi professional member, persuade you, drawing on her own success story. She also shares top tips on routes into audio.
Wondering whether it’s worth going to the London Book Fair this year? Our preview shares the highlights of what’s of special interest to indie authors – and some consolation for those who can’t attend!
How to find time to write by examining your current habits and building realistic plans that will be effectively within the particular context of your life and circumstances, by Open University Creative Writing tutor Dr Louise Tondeur.