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05Dec 22
Best Indie Author Marketing Posts Of 2022

Best Indie Author Marketing Posts of 2022

Every year, as we near the close of the year, we take a moment to pause and round up the best of the best on the Alliance of Independent Authors blog. Today, we're bringing you a selection of the best marketing blogs from 2022. It's time to review your marketing plans, tools and resources and prepare for 2023. These are the best marketing tips for indie authors from 2022.
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04Dec 22
Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Debbie Young: Cozy Mystery Author Keeps Indie Mindset In Negotiations With Traditional Publisher

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Debbie Young: Cozy Mystery Author Keeps Indie Mindset in Negotiations With Traditional Publisher

My ALLi author guest this episode is Debbie Young, who many of you already know from our ALLi member forums on Facebook. She's usually there to answer questions about indie publishing. Well, Debbie, a writer of cozy mysteries, recently signed a deal with a trade publisher. But, as she says in our interview, she approached her negotiations with a traditional publisher with the mindset of an indie author.
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02Dec 22
When To Quit Writing And Publishing: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross And Joanna Penn

When to Quit Writing and Publishing: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast ALLi Director Orna Ross and Enterprise Adviser Joanna Penn discuss when to quit writing and publishing. Should you just keep writing and publishing even if it’s not going anywhere? Should you persist with the creative and business choices you have invested in for so long–or could you just walk away? Orna and Joanna talk about the times in our lives when we might need to consider quitting aspects of our writing, publishing, marketing, and business.
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28Nov 22
Does Free Still Work? Indie Author Marketing

Does Free Still Work? Indie Author Marketing

You've spent weeks, months or even years working on a book. Countless hours of blood, sweat and tears, and now you have to give your work away for free? It can be a hard one to accept, but if you shift your mindset, using "free" as a marketing tactic, a tool in your book promo belt can work wonders for you. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is asking and answering the question, does free still work? 
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27Nov 22
Business Models For Indie Authors: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross And Howard Lovy

Business Models for Indie Authors: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross and Howard Lovy

On the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, we'll talk about the different kinds of business models for indie authors. As we know, if you're an indie author, you're also a businessperson, whether you want to be or not. But, don't panic, there are many ways to run an indie author business depending on what you want to get out of it. And here to guide us along is ALLi Director Orna Ross and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy.
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25Nov 22
The Dos And Don’ts Of Starting An AuthorTube Channel, With M. K. Williams — Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

The Dos and Don’ts of Starting an AuthorTube Channel, With M. K. Williams — Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

In this Self-Publishing Conference Highlight, M. K. Williams discusses the dos and don'ts of starting an AuthorTube channel. What is AuthorTube? Should it be a pillar of your author platform? A fondness for being on camera and some interest in video production is essential, but it's equally important to know you're spending your time and effort in the right place. This session introduces various options and how to get started, including working out whether your target readers are on YouTube. M.K. then shows you how to deliver content they'll welcome so you can grow your readers and your book sales.
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21Nov 22
Black Friday And Cyber Monday ALLi Partner Discounts For 2022

Black Friday and Cyber Monday ALLi Partner Discounts for 2022

The end of November sees our an annual burst of furious shopping as Black Friday and Cyber Monday supply a bounty of internet bargains. Over at the Alliance of Independent Authors, we love a good bargain, especially when they're for writers. This year, ALLi partner members have offered a stack of generous deals for writers on all sorts of awesome tools, products, services and more. There's something for every writer at every level in this Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale for writers. These are our ALLi partner discounts for 2022.
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