At ALLi we're always looking at different business models for authors and a salary for novelists is a new one on us. A recent innovation announced by De Montfort Literature (DML) will pay writers a small annual salary to write novels, which DML will produce, distribute and promote. We thought we'd ask ALLi Advisors what they think of a salary for novelists. And, of course, we're interested in you our members and readers, and what you think.
How do I obtain photo permission in my book? That is among the questions answered on our #AskALLi Members Q&A hosted by Michael La Ronn, author of science fiction and fantasy novels as well as author self-help books; and ALLi Director, author, and poet Orna Ross.
Brandon Sanderson, a sci-fi/fantasy author, raised more than $30 million on Kickstarter. And, for some reason, people are really, really outraged that an indie writer, of all people, should attract that much attention and money.
Happy Birthday to us! The Alliance of Independent Authors is ten years old this year. Ten whole years! Over in the AskALLi team, we're delighted to be reaching this monumental birthday, so today, and over the next couple of weeks we'll be taking a moment to celebrate the last ten years of work, publishing and community.
As the old year comes to a close and we peek cautiously around the corner at the new year, the world tends to slow down a bit for a sip of rum or holiday eggnog. For me, this is the perfect time to take stock of my projects and prospects. It's become a yearly ritual for me, and I enthusiastically recommend it.
Copyright is an author's key to income, career and a sustainable lifestyle. But it's surrounded by complex laws, detailed information that can be confusing and overwhelming. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors brings you a the ultimate guide to copyright. Everything you need to know to understand and maximize your copyright.
As 2021 draws to a close, many of us start to look to 2022. Planners get purchased, memberships renewed, goals refreshed. If you're looking to the future, then today's post might help. We've outlined all the ways in which the Alliance of Independent Authors can help you during 2022. Here are ALLi's top tools and resources.
A famous publisher wants to publish your book? Not so fast. Scams about in the publishing industry, and that email may not be what it seems. Learn how to identify the fakes.
Recovering from a failed publishing experience is not only possible, it's far easier than most suspect. And it's an opportunity for authors to republish their book more professionally and profitably than before.
This year, ALLi revised its Ambassador program. We have always had strong representation and advocacy for the ALLi brand across the globe, but now it is even stronger. Find out more about the ALLi Ambassador Program in today's post. With thanks to ALLi's Ambassador Program Manager, Michael LaRonn.