There are certain books that could arguably only ever be indie – and Gary McAvoy’s provocative new book about the true crime featured in Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” is one of them, as he explains, in this fascinating post
Self-publishing Author Advice about the art and craft of writing great books
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Orna Ross. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]
Know your manuscript needs a professional editor but worried about being ripped off or taken for a ride? Let Richard Bradburn, ALLi partner member and experienced professional editor, talk you through the process and avoid the pitfalls.
Orna Ross and Tim Lewis discuss the challenges and delights of self-editing for author-publishers. Every author needs to self-edit before submission but when you’re self publishing, there are particular things you need to think about. Tune in to a wide-ranging discussion on this essential topic, including tips and tools and the value of beta readers. […]
Why spellcheckers are good and getting better – but are still no substitute for the brain and eye of a human editor. Jim Giammatteo explains why, with some fun examples.
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explore the findings of the US Authors’ Guild Survey on author income and issues arising, including the problems with most author income surveys. What are the takeaways for indie authors who want to make a decent income from their […]
Used to using Word for your writing but wondering whether it’s worth giving Scrivener a try? Let Alison Clifford tell you why she’s glad she’s made the switch – which was much easier than she thought!
In this presentation, Claire Scobie shares her journey of co-authoring a memoir with her mum, Patricia Scobie. Together, they published A Baboon in the Bedroom about an amazing journey across Africa in 2017. Claire shares the experience of collaborating long-distance with a family member (Claire lives in Australia, her mum in the UK) and the power […]
A handy checklist of ALLi editors’ favourite tips for indie authors on how to self-edit your book more effectively before passing it across to your chosen editor for the final polish
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made […]