Feeling stressed by the pressure to become a bestseller? Think only making the top of the sales charts will do? Think again. Kassandra Lamb explains why she’s happy to aim for the mid-list, drawing on previous career experience.
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How to plan your indie author career with realistic goals that reflect your true ambitions and without getting overwhelmed or stressed
Why do so many authors start publishing books relatively late in life? Often because they’ve been programmed by well-meaning but misguided schoolteachers into believing that writing isn’t really a career. Sue Johnson shares her story of why she’s glad she found the courage to bring out the author trapped inside her – a story that […]
Yesterday on this blog, ALLi founder Orna Ross talked the value of forming Creative Intentions rather than New Year Resolutions, with a positive focus on something that you actively enjoy. In the last of our holiday season posts, here is a round-up of some ALLi members’ positive intentions for 2014, taken from an informal poll […]
Focus, long term commitment and sheer hard work, every day, are what have enabled Joanna Penn, bestselling author, professional speaker, entrepreneur and UK ALLi advisor, to pack so much into the five years since she entered the sphere of self-publishing. The remarkable achievements of this authorpreneur have just earned her a place among The Guardian‘s […]
Artist and author Natalie Buske Thomas shares her inspiring story of how she never gave up on her painting, despite discouraging criticism along the way. Her story is a great analogy to the lot of the indie writer and an uplifting addition to the discussion about dealing with adverse book reviews. When I was a […]