In this month’s Fiction & Nonfiction Self-Publishing Salon, Sacha Black and Orna Ross outline the advantages and downsides of selling books directly to readers from your own author website and consider the implications for exclusivity with platforms like KDP Select.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions to Robin Cutler about publishing books with the service Ingram Spark.
We're living in a digital age, which means no matter how you're published, you need some kind of platform to connect with readers. Author platforms are made more important by international crises like Covid-19. Today’s post outlines how you can create a platform. This is the ultimate guide to author platforms.
Should I self-publish or traditionally publish? That's among the questions answered in this month's Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News Salon with Orna Ross, followed by Dan Holloway's news roundup.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions to Rebecca Wood, author coach, about getting your author business back on track.
Indie authors are generous in sharing information and paying knowledge forward which has given us real competitive advantages. The Alliance of Independent Authors is built on such author collaboration. Others are entering formal collaboration partnerships in writing and publishing. Here is your Ultimate Guide to Author Collaboration in Writing and Publishing
In this month's #AskALLi Advanced Salon, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn talk about the tools, software, and services they use that are the most advantageous for independent authors—from writing to formatting to planning, sales tracking, accounting, and more.
Last week on the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked the question "How are you Coping?". We discover how the community is coping with lockdown.
While the digital age combined with Covid-19 lockdown has seen an increase of readers turning to ebooks, there are a huge section of readers who are staunch paper readers and specifically, hardback or premium book readers. This is the ultimate guide to hardback and premium books
Join author A. G. Billig in this Self-Publishing Advice Conference Highlight: How to Boost Your Book Sales Using Traditional Media and P.R., two of the most valuable tools in your book-marketing arsenal. When used wisely, they can boost your visibility, sales, and number of loyal and get you on the bestseller lists.
Selling books is bread and butter for any author and increasing numbers of indie authors are making their own website the hub of their publishing business, with other online sellers as outposts. The Alliance of Independent Authors has a bookshop on this website where non-members can buy its books (All are free to members who can download by logging in allianceindependentauthors.org and navigating to the BOOKS menu). Today, we bring you the ultimate guide to selling books on your author website.
Want to build an engaged mailing list of fans who look forward to receiving your mails? That’s what this week’s AskALLi Fiction & Nonfiction Podcast with Sacha Black and Orna Ross is all about: How to manage your mailing list to build an engaged readership.