My ALLi author guest this episode is Sarah Ziegel, who has four children with autism. Sarah successfully navigated through the educational system to get the best care for her kids. It's that success that brought questions from other parents. So, to answer the many questions they had, she's published two books on navigating through the emotional, educational, and legal landscape of autism.
Penguin Random House has jumped on the bandwagon with its Inklore imprint, which will specialise in seeking out the most successful webcomic titles in this immensely popular format and bringing them to a print audience.
If you've ever wondered what sales figures for indie authors really mean, and which numbers are important when self-publishing, read on... This month's opinion piece has been contributed by Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) member, Robin Phillips, who writes under the pen name Russell.
The Selfies Awards are open for 2024 with a new general nonfiction category. Welcome to Self-Publishing News with ALLi News editor Dan Holloway, bringing you the latest in indie publishing news and commentary.
Today I reflect on a challenging AI week. What case law is rapidly showing is that in the long term what we need is less to bring tech firms to heel and more to have new laws.
In this empowering session, ALLi member Nick Kotar, who recently ran his first successful crowdfunder, interviews USA Today bestselling author and ALLi’s crowdfunding advisor Russell Nohelty, about the world of crowdfunding and its growing role in the success of indie authors. This session will explore how adopting the right mindset is necessary to drive successful crowdfunding campaigns and create a thriving author business built around the crowd-funding model. Essential strategies, practical tips, and real-life success stories will fill you with the confidence and mindset you need to succeed and excel.
Audiobooks have been growing in popularity for a decade, without much sign of that growth slowing. And, even if Generation Z loves paper books, they are also used to audio-first as the way to get information. But, while the market for audiobooks has been growing, their share of the overall book market has remained low in absolute terms - an inevitable consequence of starting from a very low base.
Selective rights licensing for indie authors: read on for ALLi’s advice on building and implementing a strategy for your selective rights licensing
This week Orna Ross and Campaigns Manager Melissa Addey discuss the second campaign in their roundup of ALLi's advocacy work: SelfPub3. This author business campaign aims to raise the average income for authors and poets through good publishing practices and lobbies and supports the literary and creative industries in providing more publishing skills support and education for authors. You can support this campaign by spreading the truth about self-publishing, and our research surveys and data roundups give you the facts you need to spread pride in being an indie author.
It is fantastic to end the week with what is, essentially, two great stories in one. First of all, I am delighted to welcome Bookbrunch as a partner member to ALLi. Bookbrunch offers frequent snack-sized news items relating to the book world. Perfect for reading alongside (not, of course, instead of) this column!
20Booksto50kVegas 2023 was jam-packed with author events, talks and advice. So, following ALLi team member Sacha Black's reflections last week, we're sharing a part two today! Suspense and thriller author Dina Santorelli is an ALLi ambassador based in New York who attended the 20Booksto50kVegas 2023 conference - this is her report. Read on for Dina's reflections on Vegas itself, her takeaways from the event, and what she'll do differently based on what she learnt.
Wattpad increases its offering to paying subscribers, and the Baillie Gifford Prize offers an insight into the real value of awards. Welcome to Self-Publishing News with ALLi News editor Dan Holloway, bringing you the latest in indie publishing news and commentary.