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This Week’s Self-publishing News

It’s all about accentuating the positive in self-publishing-related news this week, as one successful indie author writes on the ongoing democratisation effect of digital technology. The rise of mobile reading also opens up a revolutionary road of opportunities for indies, while independent bookstores are doing very well, thank you (despite stories of their demise last […]

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AI sheet for The Owl and the Pussycat, with the book

How to Create an Advance Information (AI) Sheet for a Self-published Book

It’s standard practice in the publishing trade to produce what’s usually referred to as an Advance Information sheet in the run-up to a new book’s launch. In this post, we’ll explain what AI sheets are, how they’re used, and why they’re also a valuable book marketing tool for self-published books. We’ll also help you produce […]

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What’s New from ALLi in 2016?

It hasn’t been all festive partying at ALLi Towers over the holiday as we get set for 2016. We’ve new developments afoot and new member services coming on steam over the coming months, which we’ll cover in more detail as we go. Valerie Shanley’s news for the New Year gives a sneak preview of what […]

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Opinion: Is it Time to Drop the S Word?

Debbie Young, Commissioning Editor of the ALLi Author Advice Centre blog and advocate of ALLi’s #Authors4Bookstores campaign, asks whether it’s now time to drop the #selfpublishing tag, following her recent experience in a local bookstore. Earlier this month, I decided to try to get my Christmas-themed book stocked by bookstores away from my home patch. […]

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Opinion: Asking Takes Courage

Let’s start the week with an inspiring tale of perseverance and self-belief leading to success, by indie author and scholar Mohana Rajakumar, a South Asian American living in Qatar, who describes how she progressed from self-publishing ebooks to holding well-attended events signing paperbacks in bookstores. When I first entered self-publishing it was learning about ebooks. […]

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Chris Longmuir with one of her novels

How to Get Your Self-Published Books into Bookshops

Many indie authors are discouraged by rumours that big bookstore chains won’t carry self-published books – yet if you persevere, refuse to be defeated, and go about approaching them the right way, they often will. Scottish novelist Chris Longmuir adds her story to our #Authors4Bookstores series of success stories by indie authors who have built […]

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