The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) publishes a series of detailed reference books that bring you the reliable, first-hand advice from established indie authors.
Self-publishing is a fast changing world and have recently revamped our ALLi guidebooks for independent authors. We divide our advice across the five stages of the author-publisher journey: writing, editing, design, production & distribution, marketing & promotion, author rights, and running an author business.
Members of ALLi can download all our guidebooks as part of their membership. (Just visit the members' website HERE (you'll need to log-in).
By Helen Sedwick & Orna Ross
How to navigate today's complex book-rights marketplace.
How Authors Sell Publishing Rights shows writers the best ways to reach decision-makers in various industries, what these rights-buyers are looking for, and what to expect in negotiating a licence or sale of rights.
This is the how-to book for authors who want to understand and confidently sell publishing rights.
by Jim Giammatteo & Orna Ross
Everything you need to know to harness the creative power and potential of self-publishing.
How to Choose a Self-Publishing Service is compiled by the Watchdog team at The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and tells you all you need to know in order to choose the self-publishing pathway that’s right for you.
This guide compares the most significant self-publishing services available to indie authors.
How To Get Your Self-Published Book Into Bookstores
by Debbie Young
This book is an easy, quick and interesting read for all authors, no matter how they are published.
At last year's Indie Author Fringe event, Debbie Young helped to launch our #Authors4Bookstores campaign, and this is the companion book, providing encouragement and inspiration for all authors to build better relationships with bookstores.
After reading this book, whether or not you decide to seek opportunities to get your books into bookstores, you'll know that you've made an informed decision and reached your conclusion for all the right reasons.
Opening Up To Indie Authors
by Debbie Young and Dan Holloway. (Pub date: April 2014)
Packed with useful information, and real-life examples from members of The Alliance of Independent Authors.
This guide is also aimed at those who work in the literary, publishing and books industries: award bodies, book fairs and conferences, libraries, literary festival and event organisers, retailers, reviewers and anyone who acts as a bridge between writer and reader.
It gives detailed advice on how to find good self-published books and how they might — and should — be included, wherever readers are found.
How to Self-Publish a Book the Creative Way: An Indie Author's Guide to Publishing for Pleasure and Profit
by Orna Ross
Includes Self-Publishing Workbook & Checklists
“There is no right way to self-publish,” says Orna. “There is only your way. This book shares what I’ve learned through observing thousands of ALLi members navigate the territory, brings you through, step-by-step, how I’ve chosen to do it, across ebook, print books and audio, and — most importantly, offers checklists and planners for you to work out your own best way to publication.”
Members of ALLi can download all our guidebooks as part of their membership. Just visit the members' website HERE (you'll need to log-in).