Twelve business models for authors based around publishing books and related products and services, most widely used by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Which one is right for you?
Publishing for profit as an author begins with knowing your values, mission and passion and how they link to the value you offer your reader.
We're continuing our round up of the best posts from 2022. The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team strives to bring you the best, most comprehensive content on every stage of the publishing journey no matter whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro. Today, we're bringing you a selection of the best indie author business blogs from 2022.
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.
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.
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
Orna Ross, novelist, poet and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors, runs an annual online creative planning workshop for indie authors and poets
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.