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Productive Self-Publishing During COVID-19, with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast

In the last few weeks, much has changed as COVID-19 sweeps the world, impacting lives and the economy. In this special episode, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss how indie authors can stay physically and mentally well, and keep writing, publishing, and sensitively marketing books—as well as how to prepare for potentially challenging times ahead. 
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Clare Flynn

Interview with Clare Flynn, Selfies Award Winner Has Always Shown an Indie Spirit: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My guest this week is Clare Flynn, a novelist who recently won a Selfies Award for best adult fiction. Even before Clare became a full-time indie writer, she always had a spirit of rebellion inside her, from her wild college days to deciding to be her own boss in her career and her writing. Clare also travels extensively to get all the nuance of place before she embarks on a new writing adventure. 
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Sacha Black

Interview with Sacha Black, Our Expert in Villain-ology: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My guest this week is Sacha Black, who many of you may already know as the cohost of our AskALLi Fiction and Nonfiction podcast and producer of our online self-publishing conferences. What you may not know is that Sacha got her start as a child actress for the BBC and is an expert in how to create a proper villain. There's more to her story, and nobody can tell it like Sacha, herself.   
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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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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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Love Poetry

How To Publish Love Poetry Books: A Guide For Indie Authors: Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

Interested in writing and publishing love poetry? In advance of Valentine’s day, this week’s AskALLi session with Orna Ross and Dalma Szentpály will discuss How to Self-Publish Love Poetry. If you're an indie poet, or aspire to publish poetry books,…

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Member Q&A

Writing Questions Answered with Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn and News with Daniel Holloway: Member Q&A & Self-Publishing News Podcast January 2020

This week it's the return of our 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. Our questions this month include: Do I need a different copyright…

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Writing Competitions: Why Enter and How to Win

Publishing books is most indie author's bread and butter, but how many of us still enter writing competitions? Dea Parkin,  ALLi partner member, Editor-in-chief at Fiction Feedback and Secretary of the Crime Writers’ Association, gives us an insight into her experience administrating and reading for major writing competitions and advises how best to go about preparing your entry.
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