If you’ve managed to build and launch a basic website to support your indie author business, congratulations! Your website is the cornerstone of your author brand and book marketing efforts. However, there’s a strong possibility it could work harder for you. That's what we're discussing in today's post. The Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes partner member and website designer, Pauline Wiles.
We've been discussing our author legacy, our estates and how to best prepare our businesses for our heirs. But there's another side to this, and that's becoming an heir to an author estate. If your relative is an author or creative, then they will have intellectual property that will become your responsibility. Inheriting IP rights can be overwhelming, so let's make the process a little easier for you. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors discusses estate planning for heirs and the process of inheriting Intellectual Property rights.
There are three kinds of self-publishing author. At ALLi, we give them different names, so we know who we are talking about, and how to best serve them. Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross draws the distinction between the self-publishers, the indie authors and the authorpreneurs
As part of the Alliance of Independent Authors ten year anniversary celebrations, we've celebrated ALLi, taken a look back at ten years of the self-publishing industry and now we're looking at members with decade-long (or more) careers. How do you reach the heady heights of ten years of indie author business? How do you create sustainable income? How do you keep up with rising market pressure and the need to pivot methods? That's the question we're answering today. With thanks to authorpreneur members XYZ for their contributions to this post.
Why do you write? In the Becoming Pitch Perfect workshop at 5pm (UK time) on Friday 1st April, ALLi Director Orna Ross, will enable you to develop a powerful answer to this oft-difficult question and clearly communicate the value of your writing and publishing to yourself and literary and publishing influencders
In this episode: the indie author business cycle. All businesses go through a life cycle and in this #AskALLi Advanced Podcast Orna Ross and Joanna Penn consider the three stages of the author-publisher business cycle. Highlighting the main goals, challenges and opportunities of each stage, they offer their top tips for taking your publishing business from startup through growth to maturity.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about The Boring but Important Things Authors Forget
Money is often seen as a dirty word, but that needs to change. If you want a creative career, then you need to get comfortable with money and improving your money mindset. Which brings me to ALLi Director, Orna Ross's next workshop for patrons, which runs tomorrow evening at 5pm UK time, is "Money Mindset: From Business Block to Money Flow"
Authors Sacha Black and Orna Ross look at what it means for authors to think long term. When you start out in indie publishing, it’s hard to think past the mountainous goal of just publishing your first book. But thinking long term is what transforms the ability to write words into a prosperous business.
Authors Sacha Black and Orna Ross, using personal examples from their own experience running their author businesses, outline nine mindset principles that cultivate sustainable self-publishing success in this month's #AskALLi Foundational Self-Publishing Advice Salon.
Planning ahead is an important step for your author business, enabling you to make decisions about what you want to focus on as well as make time to achieve your writing and financial goals.
This year has been difficult for many of us across the globe and industry. The pandemic has caused disruption for families, businesses and creativity alike. As we draw close to the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors team looks back at 2020, both the difficulties and the successes as well as what may come next. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Review 2020.