We wrapped up another successful Indie Author Fringe at the weekend and want to say thanks to our fabulous sponsors and speakers who help us keep our online conference “Free to Attend”. We also want to thank you for attending, and helping us spread the word.
The speakers provided a wealth of self-publishing advice about the craft of writing and how to publish your book. Topics that were relevant to different skill levels and genres, so no matter where you are in your indie author journey there was something for you.
Book Description Competition
Our Book Description winner is: Author Kris Bowes:
Tommy Oswald doesn’t go to school, and he’s never had a friend. He lives in the dingy attic of a rundown house, on a farm that doesn’t grow much of anything. He’s never visited another town, much less met a griffin, fed an amphisbane, or caught a fireball. His grandmother would never allow such things.
But when an unusual stranger knocks on his door with an invitation to a school he’s never heard of, on a planet he didn’t know existed, everything changes. There he finds legendary creatures, friendships he’d only ever read about, and someone who he thought died long ago. If twelve-year-old Tommy survives his adventures, he’ll find the tremendous destiny that’s been waiting for him… but first Tommy will have to face the Fury.
We also hosted giveaways on a new platform called Gleam, and have emailed each of the winners to notify them of their good fortune, and here’s who won these great prizes from our speakers:
London Indie Author Fringe Winners
Orna Ross: The seven stages of the creative process: Writing a book, a work and play book. PDF download
- Everyone who entered the giveaway is going to receive a free PDF download of this workbook
Leila Dewji: Start Strong Manuscript Assessment (worth £150)
- Winner: Leigh
Belinda Pollard: A paperback copy of Beta Reader Superhero: How to Get and Give Amazing Manuscript
- Winner: Nick
Joseph Alexander: 30 minute Consulting Session
- Winner: Amy
KM Weiland: 1 Paperback Copy and 5 Digital Copies of Creating Character Arcs
- Paperback Winner: Amanda
- ebook Winners: Rachel, Don, Sarah, Cedric, Krista
Joanna Penn: 3 x ebooks of How to Make a Living with your Writing
- Winners: Jennifer, Pam, and Dolphingirl
James Scott Bell: e-book: Fiction Attack! Insider Secrets for Writing and Selling Your Novels & Stories
- Winner: Kimberley
Tim Lewis: Five copies of the eBook version of the first in his Magpies and Magic fantasy series
- Winners: Julie, Rachael, Michelle, Linda, and Jaimie
Kathy Meis: 3 months of Bublish
- Winner: Lyz
- Plus Kathy is offering a discount coupon code for authors who would like to use Bublish, which can be redeemed through the end of June.
Kevin Tumlinson, Draft2Digital: Author Marketing 101 PDF free download
- Everyone who entered the giveaway is going to receive a free PDF download of this guide
Jane Friedman: 1-year subscription to The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors ($59 value)
- Winner: Janet
Becky Parker Geist: Tips on Selecting a Narrator for Your Audiobook: Insider’s Guide to Choosing a Narrator You’ll Be Thrilled With!
- This free download is available on Becky's session page.
Paul Teague: ebook ‘How To Build Your Author Platform’ and free access to his comprehensive Self-Publishing Academy online training course.
- Winner: Jennifer
Alex Hallatt: 5 copies of FAB Club
- Winners: Yvonne, Rachael, Janet, Wolf, and Mate
Jay Artale: 1 KindleSpy Book Niche Evaluation
- Winner: Peter
Debbie Young: Moleskin notebook
- Winner: Zara
David Penny: A one hour, one to one Facebook Advertising Mentoring Session via Skype
- Winner: Pam
BuzzTrace: Premium Subscription and book
- Winner: Doug
Thanks to all of our speakers and sponsors who generously provided giveaways. All winners have been contacted via email, and the speakers/sponsors will contact them directly to arrange delivery of the prizes.
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There's Still Time to Save Money with Sponsor Discounts and Deals
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Interested in Joining ALLi?
ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, is a non-profit professional association for authors who self-publish. Our alliance offers connection and collaboration, advice and education, advocacy and representation to writers who want to self-publish well. ALLi’s mission is ethics and excellence in self-publishing. Our motto is Working together to help each other.
Founded by Orna Ross, a trade-published author turned indie, ALLi launched at London Book Fair 2012 and has quickly grown to have thousands of members and followers, all over the world. Our members help each other to publish well and sell books in different territories.
We offer many Member-Only Benefits, including a closed online forum, author guides, seminars and events, a popular blog and author advice centre for the wider indie-author community, and a discounts and deal program for members.
If you’re an author who self-publishes or would like to, or an author service willing to go through a vetting process, we’d love you to JOIN US. Together we’re stronger.