As an authorpreneur member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (known as ALLi, pronounced like the word “ally”), you’ve already found success in writing, publishing, and distributing your self-published books. How sure are you that you’re getting the most out of your ALLi authorpreneur membership and that you know about all the resources available here? ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford offers some insight.
Call for speakers! Planning for the Spring 2020 Self-Publishing Advice Conference, a.k.a. #SelfPubCon, is well underway. We're calling for you to speak at the spring 2020 #selfpubcon. We're ready for your submission, but be quick, just two weeks left before the #selfpubcon submission window closes on the 30th November.
As an author member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (known as ALLi, pronounced like the word “ally”), you’ve self-published at least your first book and are looking to hone your skills, perhaps building your author business and author brand. How sure are you that you’re getting the most out of your ALLi author membership and that you know about all the resources available here? ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford offers some insight.
ALLi members get a 75% discount code for DigitalBookWorld, Audible Captions delayed and Bibliotheca blames Amazon for libraries dispute.
After taking a break for the month of July, 2019, the #AskALLi broadcast salons are back for a new season. As ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford tells us, there's a bunch that's new: new shows, new co-hosts, and a new sponsor for the 2019-2020 broadcast season.
Scribd snapshots offers a new way to entice readers, reports into the publishing industry show continued increase in audio sales, and major players ask whether self-publishing is reaching a turning point similar to the launch of the Kindle.
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.
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.
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!