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Reboot Your Author Brand

Reboot Your Author Brand With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast

Is it time to reboot your author brand and reassess your business? As the world begins to tentatively unlock from social cocooning and quarantine, indie authors and others are reassessing what’s most important to them as writers and publishers. Both Orna Ross and Joanna Penn have used this as a time for reflection and reassessment, and they share what they’ve been doing to reboot their author brands.
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The Ultimate Guide to Self-Editing your Manuscript

When you open your completed manuscript to start editing, it seems like a monumental task. But like any project, if you break it down into stages, the baby steps are much more manageable. Which is why today's ultimate guide is all about self-editing your manuscript. The Alliance of Independent Authors’  AskALLi team thanks all ALLi members and partners who shared their experiences, in particular Alison Shakspeare of Shakspeare Editorial, Kristina Stanley of Fictionary.co and Lisa Lepki of ProWritingAid for their in-depth contributions and advice. 
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Sell Books From Author Website

Sell Books from Your Author Website, With Sacha Black and Orna Ross: Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction Podcast

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. 
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Self-Publish Or Traditionally Publish

Should I Self-Publish or Traditionally Publish? Other Questions Answered by Orna Ross; Plus, News with Dan Holloway: Member Q&A & Self-Publishing News Podcast

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.
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Billy Bob Buttons

Interview With Edward Trayer — ‘Billy Bob Buttons’ Brings the Joy of Books to Children: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My guest this week is Edward Trayer, but many schoolchildren, parents and teachers know him by the name Billy Bob Buttons. Edward went through a few incarnations before he settled on this persona, from a teacher to a pilot, but he found his life's calling when he brought the joy of reading and writing to children.
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Adventure Writer

Interview With Sonja Dewing — Adventure Writer Enjoys Living on the Wild Side: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My guest this week is Sonja Dewing, an author of adventure tales who enjoys living on the wild side while she writes about it, whether it's touring the Amazon or mixing it up in the roller derby. Sonja decided to quit her job a few years ago to focus on her writing, travel, and helping other authors, and has not regretted the decision for one second. 
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Jane Steen On Resilence

Resilience with Jane Steen

Last week on the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions to Jane Steen, an author who has faced a series of major challenges over the last five years about resilience. The ALLi Twitter chat starts 8pm UK Time on Wednesdays (that's 3pm EST and noon Pacific Time) under the hashtag #indieAuthorChat and lasts for an hour. We ask a guest questions and they answer on Twitter. The tweets below are only the questions and answer tweets not every tweet on the chat. The topic of this chat was resilience.
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Hybrid Publisher

What if a Hybrid Publisher Wants to Charge me a Ton of Money? Other Questions Answered by Sacha Black and Michael La Ronn; Plus, News with Dan Holloway: Member Q&A & Self-Publishing News Podcast

What if a Hybrid Publisher Wants to Charge me a Ton of Money? That's among the questions answered in this month's Members Q&A and Self-Publishing News Salon with Michael LaRonn and Sacha Black (filling in for Orna Ross), followed by Dan Holloway's news roundup.
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