All of us at ALLi wish you, our members, friends and the wider author community, a very happy, creative and prosperous year in 2016.
Happy New Year
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Self-publishing News: Celebrating Indie Awards Success
In this week's Self-Publishing News Special, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway takes a look at the shortlists for this year's Selfies Awards.
The Seven Processes of Publishing: Design
In order to publish a book you have to follow the seven processes of publishing. Over the course of the rest of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is going to cover all seven processes. Today, we're examining the design process.
Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Melissa Addey. ALLi Campaigns Manager Helps Other Authors Find Their Voices
My ALLi author guest this episode is Melissa Addey, who you may already know as the campaigns manager for the Alliance of Independent Authors and co-host of the Beginners Self-Publishing podcast. But Melissa is also an accomplished indie author, herself, focusing on historical fiction. She also uses her expertise to help other self-published authors find their voices.
I don’t see any reference to Dorrence Publishing on your score sheet. What do you recommend in regards to this company?
I don’t see any reference to Dorrence Publishing. How would this company rate on your score sheet?
I must say that I was really pleased to come across the friendly people at The Alliance of Independent Authors, and have sedulously followed each and every contribution by Members.
As I am still recovering from a long endured trial at the fingertips of a formatter, and have therefore not submitted a manuscript for print, I hope that in 2016 there will also be an article on formatters qualified in grammar, punctuation – and not prey to the first part of the adage “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.”
Meanwhile, please accept my sincere wishes for 2016. May you all experience good health and peace as well as individual success in authorship.
Hi Betty and Happy New Year to you. Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with a formatter – how frustrating (and expensive!) The best way to find someone dependable to help you is to check out ALLi’s partner members, which includes formatters – you’ll find them all listed in the Partners Directory, which you can access via the membership website. Go to the Publications tab and you’ll find a drop-down menu for “Services Guide”, where you’ll be able to download the latest edition. Partner members are vetted before joining so we know they will offer you a dependable, effective and value for money service.