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06Jul 19
Encore Month: Make Punctuation Fun

Encore Month: Make Punctuation Fun

Punctuation tends to produce strong reactions. Either you love it or you hate it. But one thing is certain as writers, we all need it. In today's encore post, Dominic Selwood, author member, delights in punctuation so much so that he's taken the time to write a guide to punctuation for the 21st century writer. Today he tells us why - and also helps us learn to stop worrying and love punctuation! You can make punctuation fun too.
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04Jul 19
Encore Month: How To Outsource Like A Pro

Encore Month: How to Outsource Like a Pro

Effective outsourcing is a skill in itself, and it can be daunting. Jyotsna Ramachamdran offers expert advice on how to outsource your requirements in a way that will ensure the best end result for your self-publishing project.
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01Jul 19
New Authorpreneur Membership Category

New Authorpreneur Membership Category

At the Alliance of Independent Authors we are introducing a new member category: Authorpreneur Membership. Authorpreneur is a made-up, hybrid word (author + entrepreneur), a new word for a new kind of job, but some authors don't like it, thinking it faddy or forced. It is gaining traction in the self-publishing sector for a few reasons. ALLi director Orna Ross is here to talk us through the reasons for the change.
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28Jun 19
Three Kinds Of Self-Publishing Author

Three Kinds of Self-Publishing Author

There are three kinds of self-publishing author. At ALLi, we give them different names, so we know who we are talking about, and how to best serve them. Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross draws the distinction between the self-publishers, the indie authors and the authorpreneurs
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27Jun 19
Nonfiction Book Marketing Basics

Nonfiction Book Marketing Basics

When we talk about book marketing, we're mostly referring to fiction. But nonfiction is a booming business whether you're traditionally published or an indie author. Nonfiction books provide you with niche opportunities to build a business around your book. Partner member Karen Williams from The Book Mentor talks us through the nonfiction book marketing basics.
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26Jun 19
Journey To The Perfect Book Cover

Journey To The Perfect Book Cover

Commissioning your first cover is one of the most exciting parts of the publshing journey. It's often the first time your book 'feels' real because you get to see it in a tangible way. But it's also scary because all of us want to have the perfect book cover for our story. ALLi prides itself on its approved partner directory and vetted services. Author member Helen Baggott tells us about her experience of finding a designer and receiving her first cover.
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