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The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Self-Publishing Overwhelm

Being an indie author is a lot of work and no one said it would be easy. Which is undoubtably why so many of us, at all levels of publishing, still suffer with overwhelm. That's exactly what we're talking about today. Overcoming overwhelm is not only important but vital to the health of your business and your ability to continue writing. The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team thanks its members for their contributions to today's post.
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Author Safety: How Indie Authors Can Protect Themselves Online and Off

All writers are all vulnerable to attack these days if we speak out, from online trolling and harrassment, threats and insults, all the way to stalking and physical attacks. Many of us know what it is like to receive a social media message from someone claiming they intend to rape or kill us. Some of us have actually experienced such attempts.
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What Sells Books in 2022: How to Make a Great Author Website

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. 
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The Ultimate Guide to Estate Planning for Authors Part 2: The Heir and Inheriting Intellectual Property Rights

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.
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Three Kinds Of Self-publishing Author

Three Kinds of Self-Publishing Author

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
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Ten Years of Indie Author Business: How to Create a Sustainable Business

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.
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Indie Author Business Cycle

The Indie Author Business Cycle: From Start-Up to Mature Business: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

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.
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Money Mindset for Indie Authors: Overcoming Under Earning

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"
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