skip to Main Content

The Publishing Guides for Indie Authors Series is a series of comprehensive self-publishing guides for authors from the Alliance of Independent Authors, covering everything from editing your final draft to selling movie rights in your book.

Members of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) can download all guidebooks as part of their membership. (Just visit the members’ website HERE (you’ll need to log-in).

For non-members, the books are available for purchase, here in our online bookstore.

How Authors Sell Publishing Rights

By Orna A Ross & Helen Sedwick

How to navigate today’s complex book-rights marketplace.

How Authors Sell Publishing Rights shows writers the best ways to reach decision-makers in various industries, what these rights-buyers are looking for, and what to expect in negotiating a licence or sale of rights.

This is the how-to book for authors who want to understand and confidently sell publishing rights.

Read more about Selling Publishing Rights and Buy Here

Choose the Best Self-Publishing Services

by John Doppler

Are you serious about self-publishing? Want to know which services are reputable… and which to avoid?

This guide will tell you all you need to know about choosing the best self-publishing service providers, from the largest (Amazon KDP, Google and Apple Books) to your local freelance editor or designer.

Compiled by the illustrious watchdog team at the Alliance of Independent Author (ALLi), this is not just a roadmap that helps you to choose the most reputable services and companies.

Read more about How To Choose a Self-Publishing Service and Buy Here

Winning Shelf Space

by Debbie Young

This book is an easy, quick and interesting read for all authors, no matter how they are published.

At last year’s Indie Author Fringe event, Debbie Young helped to launch our #Authors4Bookstores campaign, and this is the companion book, providing encouragement and inspiration for all authors to build better relationships with bookstores.

After reading this book, whether or not you decide to seek opportunities to get your books into bookstores, you’ll know that you’ve made an informed decision and reached your conclusion for all the right reasons.

Read more about Winning Shelf Space and Buy Here

Opening Up To Indie Authors

by Debbie Young and Dan Holloway

Packed with useful information, and real-life examples from members of The Alliance of Independent Authors.

This guide is also aimed at those who work in the literary, publishing and books industries: award bodies, book fairs and conferences, libraries, literary festival and event organisers, retailers, reviewers and anyone who acts as a bridge between writer and reader.

It gives detailed advice on how to find good self-published books and how they might — and should — be included, wherever readers are found.

Read more about Opening Up To Indie Authors and Buy Here

Black Dividing Line

If you’ve read and enjoyed these books, please consider leaving a short review on Amazon, Goodreads, your author website, or elsewhere. Thank you. 

Black Dividing Line


Creative Self-Publishing

by Orna A Ross

“There is no right way to self-publish,” says Orna. “There is only your way. This book shares what I’ve learned through observing thousands of ALLi members navigate the territory, brings you through, step-by-step, how I’ve chosen to do it, across ebook, print books and audio, and — most importantly, offers checklists and planners for you to work out your own best way to publication.”

Back To Top