1. From Bard to Scribe Publishing began with the transition from oral to written culture. In traditional society, bards were renowned and respected and supported themselves by travelling and sharing their stories and information with the community at large. This spoken…
Selling books is bread and butter for any author and increasing numbers of indie authors are making their own website the hub of their publishing business, with other online sellers as outposts. The Alliance of Independent Authors has a bookshop on this website where non-members can buy its books (All are free to members who can download by logging in allianceindependentauthors.org and navigating to the BOOKS menu). Today, we bring you the ultimate guide to selling books on your author website.
Quitting your day job to write full-time is a huge achievement. But what happens when you walk away from a salary? How do you survive your first year? Alliance of Independent Authors blog manager, Sacha Black is approaching her one year anniversary and is here to share both the lessons she learned in her first year of full-time writing as well as the lessons some of our members learned. Learn how to survive your first year as a full-time author.
This New Year is special as it marks not just the changing of a year but the start of a new decade. And how things change in a decade. It's hard to believe that barely more than a decade ago the iPhone was a new fangled piece of technology. But here we are a decade later with a plethora of technology at our fingertips. Today, ALLi director Orna Ross looks not to the past, but to the future, to 2020 and the decade to come. Here are her self-publishing predictions for 2020 and the 2020s.
As we move into the final quarter of the year, it tends to be a time of reflection and future gazing. Partner member Karen Williams, The Book Mentor, looks to the future of nonfiction publishing.
How to write a trilogy - Rosalind Minett shares the lessons she learned while writing her Relative Invasion trilogy.
Welcome back to encore month, today Howard interviews special guest Rachel Thompson about her books, coming to terms with sexual abuse and how she's inspired many other survivors to come out of hiding and seek help.
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
The following ten business models are those most widely used by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. The first four are those most typically employed by authors at or near the first few years of their self-publishing journey, while models five through ten are employed by more established authors, once they have amassed a following and have a high-traffic author website.
ALLi author member Denise Gaskins is back with the second blog of a two-part series explaining how to create a DIY nonfiction index. Readers come to nonfiction books looking for information, and making that search for info as easy as possible includes creating an index.
Popular advice states that in any publishing relationship, money should flow toward the author. But what does that mean, exactly?