Archive | Running An Author Business

Advice on business plans, pricing, funding and all money matters for authors

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How to Set Up and Run an Indie Author Collective

Every ALLi member knows there is power in authors working together. Whether it is through large organisations or small groups, one-off projects, or long-term ventures, collaboration can reap huge benefits. It can also be a challenge. The Triskele Books author collective, established in 2012, has published twenty titles from its five core members plus associates. Here, […]

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Book Marketing Tip: How to Offer Signed Books at Low Cost

Here’s a quick book marketing tip to enable you to personalise your books for individual readers, wherever they are in the world, without running up big postage bills. Receiving a signed copy of a book makes  it feel special. A signature and a personalised message add a “money can’t buy” touch to a book. I often buy […]

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How to make a living with your writing: JOANNA PENN

Are you an Authorpreneur? Joanna Penn left her day job in September 2011 to become a full-time author entrepreneur. She is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author under J.F.Penn, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She is also an international speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top […]

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Opinion: Why You Should Run Your Author Career Like a Business

British indie author David Penny makes the case for treating being a self-published author like running a business, drawing on his own quarter-century as an entrepreneur. I was once a traditionally published writer but, for one reason or another, ended up as an accidental businessman. For over twenty-five years I ran a small software company […]

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Reaching Readers: 15 Top Tips on Crowdfunding

Fresh from the official launch this week of her crowdfunded novel Girl Cop in Trouble, British indie author and serving police officer Sandy Osborne shares 15 top tips for running an effective campaign via Pubslush, Kickstarter, or any other crowdfunding organisation of your choice. Unless you’re seeking funding for your debut novel, existing readers for your […]

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Opinion: Why Indie Authors Shouldn’t Pay for PR Services

In response to recent reports on ALLi’s Facebook forum from indie authors disappointed by poor results from professional PR campaigns, bestselling novelist Linda Gillard, a long-standing member of ALLi, draws on her own experience to explain why she thinks self-published authors don’t need to splash out for such services and how they can build a […]

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