My ALLi author guest this week is Joanna Penn, who many of you already know as a successful indie author, businesswoman, and podcaster for ALLi. In fact, her name is almost synonymous with the term authorpreneur. So, this podcast will not focus so much on Joanna's current work, but we'll hear more of her own backstory, what motivates her fictional characters, and what motivates her as a writer, self-publisher, and role model for other indie authors.
As an authorpreneur member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (known as ALLi, pronounced like the word “ally”), you’ve already found success in writing, publishing, and distributing your self-published books. How sure are you that you’re getting the most out of your ALLi authorpreneur membership and that you know about all the resources available here? ALLi Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford offers some insight.
Scribd snapshots offers a new way to entice readers, reports into the publishing industry show continued increase in audio sales, and major players ask whether self-publishing is reaching a turning point similar to the launch of the Kindle.
It's an unfortunate part of every industry, not just writing, but scams are becoming more and more frequent. ALLi author member Stephen Bentley shows us how to spot and avoid author scams.
Many indie authors struggle with how to handle their author photo. They’re shy, or modest, or frugal, and don’t want to hire a professional photographer “just” for their author photo. Here’s why Boni Wagner-Stafford, ALLi's communications manager and co-founder of ALLi Partner Member Ingenium Books, believes you should.
As authors, it's important that we're free to write the things we feel most strongly about. Whether that's the travel and cultures we've experienced or the made-up fantasy worlds of our imaginations. But we also need to be sensitive to the nuanced differences between our own culture and the ones we write about. Virginia King discusses the boundary between characterisation and cultural stereotype.
Dream of selling rights for a cinema or TV documentary? If you have a strong idea, perhaps even a completed and published book, that dream could well become reality. You could pitch your nonfiction book for film or TV – but you need to know a few essentials first.
Drawing on his experience of moving from hobbyist to professional indie author, Richard G Lowe Jr, author of over 60 self-published books, provides a useful list of all that this status entails - and the skills you'll need to master
If you're one of the many indie authors who professes to hate book marketing, you need to read this post - Anne-Catherine de Fombelle will make you change your mind and positively enjoy marketing in future!
Wondering how to add extra income streams to your indie author business? Read Henry Hyde's inspiring case study of how he's built a significant new income via Patreon in a matter of weeks.
Do you have what it takes to be a creative entrepreneur? And what exactly does it take, anyway? Read ALLi Director Orna Ross's clear definition to help you achieve that status.
New authorpreneur Sukhi Jutla makes a strong case for quitting your day job to write full-time - if you have a plan in place!