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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”