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.
In this edition of the AskALLi Fiction and Nonfiction podcast, Orna Ross and Sacha Black talk about the value of getting help with your author business when you’re feeling overworked, overwhelmed, or stuck. Where do you find good help? Do novelists need the same kinds of assistance as nonfiction authors?
Content repurposing is banded around a lot. But what does it mean and how do you "do it"? Well, that's what the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team aims to answer today. With deep thanks for the contributions from members and partners. In particular, Nate Hoffelder, Debbie Young, Alison Morton, Tom Fowler.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions to Rebecca Wood, author coach, about getting your author business back on track.
It's unfortunate that in every industry there are people who will gladly take advantage of you. That's why the Alliance of Independent Authors is proud to run a watchdog desk that runs a number of services including: highlighting trusted service providers through their vetting service and monthly watchdog posts on the not so trustworthy. Today, we have a round up of all of the articles you need to avoid being ripped off as an indie author.
If you’ve hung around ALLi long enough, you’ll know a sustainable business with multiple streams of income is a core principle we follow. But what does it really mean? What do those streams look like? And how can you create…
You'd be forgiven for thinking book proposals are reserved for the traditional publishing world. But Michele DeFilippo, ALLi Partner member from 1106 Designs, thinks we should all be writing a book proposal to ourselves to save time, effort and money in the long run.
As 2019 draws to a close, it's time to look towards 2020 and the start of both a New Year and a new decade. In November, We asked ALLi Members a question: what will you do differently in 2020? There were a huge range of answers, here's some of the highlights.
Self-Publishing is the best solution to low author earnings and it's time this was more widely recognized in the literary and publishing industries. These days, authorship is a business, not a career a point that Orna Ross, ALLi director discusses today. Literary and publishing industries are failing to recognize this, to the detriment of authors' ability to make a living from their writing.
Let me ask you a question... When was the last time you stepped out from behind the screen and connected – in person – with new readers? In a saturated world, finding fresh ways to market your books and find new readers is increasingly difficult. However, author member Lesley Tither shows us how a little outside the box thinking can create amazing results.
Having a book published is exciting. In the glow of your excitement, however, you may miss an important fact. Authors are business owners. Your name, work, and brand are a business. Previously, you may have thought of writing as a hobby. No more. To become a self-actualized author, you have to take your business to the next level. Author member Harriet Hodgson tells us about her journey.