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How to Survive Your First Year as a Full-Time Author

Quitting your day job to write full-time is a huge achievement. But what happens when you walk away from a salary? How do you survive your first year? Alliance of Independent Authors blog manager, Sacha Black is approaching her one year anniversary and is here to share both the lessons she learned in her first year of full-time writing as well as the lessons some of our members learned. Learn how to survive your first year as a full-time author. 
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Book Launches

How To Do Successful Book Launches, With Sacha Black and Adam Croft: Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction Podcast

Do you want to perfect your book launches? Do you wonder if book launches are even relevant in 2020? This week’s AskALLi session with Sacha Black and Adam Croft will discuss the conflicting and often confusing subject of launching your book and giving it the greatest chance of success.
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The Self-Publishing Advice Conference: Free for Another 24 Hours

On Saturday we ran the Self-Publishing Advice Conference Spring 2020 -- 24 sessions over 24 hours on the theme of boosting your author income. Sacha Black asks: have you registered and tuned in yet? If not, now is the time. The self-publishing advice conference is free for another 24 hours.
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Everything you need to Know about the Self-Publishing Advice Conference

The Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Conference is coming! With less than two weeks to go until the London Book Fair, our first Self-Publishing Advice Conference of 2020 is just about ready. While we’re preparing the presentations, I thought I’d share the schedule, speaker information and everything you need to know about the self-publishing advice conference so you can plan your attendance. But first...
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Nonfiction Books

How to Take Your Nonfiction Books to the Next Level, with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast

Do you want to take your nonfiction books to the next level? Are you keen to learn how digital tools are changing nonfiction publishing for authors? In this session, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn focus on advanced nonfiction considerations for authors. Both believe that almost all writers, including poets and novelists, benefit from including non-fiction in their publishing mix. In this revealing podcast, these two leading indie authors share behind-the-books stories about their own creative successes and challenges in writing and publishing nonfiction.
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The Quick and Easy Guide to Fiction Content Marketing

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction marketing is a necessity if you want to sell books. But many authors are shying away from spending heavily on advertising and choosing to focus on content marketing instead. In this week’s #AskALLi Ultimate Guide, the AskALLi team have pulled together everything you need to know to supercharge your fiction content marketing. We hear from Lucinda Brant, Australian based historical fiction author, Dan Willcocks, U.K. based dark fiction writer and Clare Lydon, UK based lesbian romance fiction author. 
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Author Website

Why Do I Need an Author Website? Other Questions Answered by Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn; Plus, News with Daniel Holloway: Member Q&A & Self-Publishing News Podcast

Why Do I Need an Author Website? That's among the questions answered in this month's Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News Salon with Michael LaRonn in the co-presenter seat with Orna Ross, ALLi director, followed by Dan Holloway's news roundup. Other…

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Sustainable Business

Building A Sustainable Business with Multiple Streams Of Income with Sacha Black and Adam Croft: Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction Podcast

If you’ve hung around ALLi long enough, you’ll know a sustainable business with multiple streams of income is a core principle we follow. But what does it really mean? What do those streams look like? And how can you create…

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