Expert Advice on Running an Indie Author Business – from the Indie Author Fringe (IAF) 2017

logo for Frankfurt Book Fair IAFAs 21st-century style self-publishing has matured, it has become increasingly accepted that indie authors who are serious about making a living from self-published books need to treat their writing like a business. To indies with a business background, this is a natural progression, while for those whose careers have lain elsewhere, it’s a harder transition and there’s much to be learned.

The good news is that a growing amount of guidance exists aimed specifically at aspiring authorpreneurs to help them make the right business decisions and to divide their time effectively between the various stages of creating, promoting and marketing their books, and how to invest effectively in all parts of the process.

ALLi’s third and final Indie Author Fringe event of 2017, timed to coincide with the Frankfurt Book Fair, focused on aspects of running an author business.

IAF is ALLi’s series of free online, 24-hour conferences, with round-the-clock sessions led by experts in their fields, sharing best self-publishing practice from around the world.

Today, as our last visit of the year to our 2017 IAF programme, we’re flagging up the learning opportunities shared its series of business-oriented talks, which you can still catch FREE online by clicking on the links for each talk.

The Profitable Author: Revenue Streams to Grow Your Publishing Business: Stephanie Chandler

Failing Faster to Succeed as an Author: Tara R. Alemany

Chatbots: The New Book Marketing Phenomenon Authors Cannot Ignore: Kerry Gardiner

Payments To Authors: Past Campaigns & Future Possibilities: Barbara Hayes and Maureen Duffy

How to become a successful Authorpreneur with AI and Authorpreneurship: Kinga Jentetics

Seven New Trends In Digital Book Advertising for Authors: Mark Dawson

Choosing the best Self-Publishing Companies and Services: Author Tips from ALLi

How Indie Authors Can Work Best with IngramSpark: Andy Bromley

Create More, Create Faster, Create Better: Orna Ross

Is Frankfurt Book Fair Indie Author Friendly?: Porter Anderson

Business For Authors: How To Be An Author-Entrepreneur: Joanna Penn and Sukhi Jutla

Bookbub Ads For Beginners: Adam Croft

Finding your profitable niche as an Indie Author: Dave Chesson

What Does It Take To Succeed In the Business of Books?: Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith

How To Use A Podcast To Deepen Follower Engagement and Build Your Indie Author Business: Tim Lewis

Self-Publishing 3.0: The Future For Indie Authors: David Penny

5 steps To Building A Successful Author Platform Before you Publish: Donna Galanti

Can an Indie Author make Money with Print books?: Debbie Young

Does Facebook Advertising Really Work For Books? The Facts: Michael Alvear

Trends, Tips, and Tricks for Authors and Self-Publishers: Q&A: Andy Bromley, Orna Ross, Kinga Jentetics

Choosing the Best Self-Publishing Services: Behind the ALLi Watchdog Desk: Jay Artale

The Economics of Audio Books: An Author Case Study: Ian Sutherland

Getting Started in Self-Publishing: James P Sumner

How to be a part-time author and get full-time results: Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn

Sign up for IAF 2018

If that plethora of helpful free advice has left you hungry for more of the same, you can already sign up to attend our first free IAF of the new year here.

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