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.
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.
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.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Does Publishing Need to be Commercial?
Spotify's roll-out to English-speaking markets outside the US. ?Half of 16-25 year-old readers say BookTok got them into books.
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?
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.
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.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about What should Authors NOT be doing?
TikTok sells books in app through TikTok shop. Danielle Steel has nearly sold 1 billion books. Fanfix launches Superlink link in bio service.
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.
My ALLi author guest this episode is Alan Hesse, a conservationist who found his way to indie publishing through his ability to reach kids and adults in his drawings. Alan's graphic novels about climate change entertain readers while also teaching them that there is something each of them can do to help save the earth.