Orna Ross pays tribute to Debbie Young, who at the end of April will be leaving her role as ALLi’s Author Advice Center Manager to write full-time – continuing her successful cozy mystery series, and much more.
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Booksellers stand up to Amazon and force a backdown over the withdrawal of the Abebooks website from several countries. Smashwords celebrates its half millionth title with a radical site overhaul.
Walmart is going into the ebook market in a big way including audiobook subscription, thanks to a new partnership with Rakuten’s Kobo and Overdrive. And Amazon has finally merged KDP Print and Createspace.
We love to celebrate ALLi members’ success at all levels, and this week’s Success Story comes from crime writer Barry Faulkner who explains how his career has advanced enormously as a direct result of joining the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Indie authors’ questions answered in this month’s AskALLi Q&A include issues about pen names, rights sales, reviewers and translations – and many other aspects of self-publishing. Catch the answers here – and feel free to put your own questions for next time!
Celebrating what ALLi has achieved in the six years since it was founded by Orna Ross at The London Book Fair six years ago – are you making the most of the vast resources it has to offer you? Read this checklist to make sure you’re not missing a trick!
Top tips on how to make the most of your book launch, including using your mailing list, ads, Bookbub and other promotions to make the most of the 90-day hot new release window – part of our AskALLi podcast series
Why partnership for authors doesn’t always mean parting with cash – how you can benefit from the hive’s wisdom and generosity via our Facebook group
We hope you are enjoying our regular ALLi Q & A interviews highlighting and celebrating indie authors who are doing great things – and not just in terms of sales. Here’s another indie to inspire – Terri Reid. When the recession hit her business in early 2010, Terri took the opportunity to write full time. By August […]
This week’s news on all things self-publishing-related includes the announcement of a new inclusive book prize aiming to address diversity; a snapshot of some of the huge book festivals now underway round the globe; the ongoing issue of authors not being paid; why independent bookstores could have more beneficial relationships with indie authors; and how […]