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Best Practices for Author Websites: AskALLi Members’ Q&A September 2018

Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank. Questions this month include Amazon has made an error […]

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The Mind-Set of a Full-Time Author: AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon August 2018

Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: Publishing a series/catalog of books to become successful; The different kinds of backend businesses authors can have behind […]

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What are the Most Time-Consuming Tasks for First-Time Authors? Questions Answered at AskALLi Members’ Q&A

Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where the most pressing self-publishing questions from ALLi members are analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank. Questions this month include When it comes to […]

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What’s Up With Wattpad? IndieVoices Broadcast June 2018

Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly IndieVoices’ self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month’s IndieVoices If you think your kids aren’t reading books like you did when you were young, […]

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Self-Publishing Advice Conference Highlights: Beating Writers Block with AG Billig

This seminar from author AG Billig is from our Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Literary history abounds in authors who wrote books that stood the test of time. Nowadays, some successful authors launch book after book after book, and never seem to be out of ideas or inspiration. What do they have in common? They are authentic, […]

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Working With an Editor: AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon June 2018

Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: Introducing new co-host Tim Lewis, author of six books and the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast Do you need an […]

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Top Tips on Writing a Book – from the Latest Ask ALLi Self-publishing Beginners’ Salon Podcast (May 2018)

Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out.     Topics discussed this week include: Writing nonfiction – Jyotsna recommends writing something related to your profession as your very first book. Above […]

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Opinion: Now Is The Worst Time To Be An Author?

“Authors’ incomes Are ‘At Breaking Point’!” [The BBC] “Publishing Is Broken, We’re Drowning In Indie Books!” [Forbes] And the most recent contribution: “There has never been a worse time to be an author”. [The Bookseller] This latest is from an opinion column by the anonymous London literary agent  “Agent Orange”. As it happens, I read this piece the […]

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Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. How I Do It by Rachel Abbott

With thousands of positive reviews of her three best-selling psychological thrillers to spur her on to her next book, British self-published author Rachel Abbott shares the secrets of her success, including one which may come as a surprise to some indie writers: the support of a carefully-chosen agent. What’s the secret of your success? Hard […]

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The Alliance of Independent Authors Watchdog Warning: New Self-Publishing Resource from Writers & Artists

Another once-venerable publishing brand, Writers & Artists, an imprint of the Bloomsbury group, is showing little regard for writers as they move into the self-publishing arena. We’ve written here before about trade publishers like Penguin and Simon & Schuster showing insufficient care for authors as they trade on their brand-names to sell over-priced and under-performing […]

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