Orna Ross and Sacha Black outline the bare bone basics of book production and promotion. Yes, in an ideal world you hire a professional editor, cover designer, and marketing assistant. In reality, when starting out, most indie authors find both time and money are in short supply. So what’s essential, and what can you skip for now?
In this Book Marketing Glossary, Jay Artale collaborated with ALLi members to find out what book marketing and promotion jargon or acronyms they didn't know when they started out, which would have helped them demystify their indie author journey.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Tips for Creating Your First Book. This was an open chat with no guest.
A handy checklist of different ways to self-edit your books more effectively, saving you money on your professional editor's bills (if you use one), and creating a better experience for your readers - a good quick read for beginner writers and experienced self-publishers
Are you a beginning author who needs advice about writing tools, styles and challenges? In their first Beginner's Self-Publishing Salon Broadcast Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn share their different insights about writing from a fiction and non-fiction perspective.
Ever fancied writing a memoir - or been asked to ghostwrite someone else's? Then read Belinda Pollard 's top tips.
Adam Borretz will cover the different types of book reviews available to indie authors and offer strategies and best practices to help self-published authors garner review coverage.
Michael La Ronn offers an abundance of tips on using current publishing trends to monetize poetry, whether it be a single poem, an existing collection, or your next manuscript. A must-see presentation for any poet who wants to stand out in this genre.
How to Market and Promote your Travel Memoir. A series of 1:1 author interviews hosted by Jay Artale, featuring Jack Scott, Karen McCann, and Joe Cawley, a group of successful travel writing authors who self-publish
Let Barb Drozdowich help you optimize your Goodreads presence, share some tricks to navigating this large site and describe how (and why) to use some of the powerful features.
Stress needn't be inevitable in the lot of an indie author - seasoned self-publisher Dave Sivers explains his stress avoidance tips.
Which works best in online stores, a long or short book description? What should go in the first line? How do you research appropriate categories and keywords? Jane reviews principles and great tools to help indie authors master the power of descriptions and reach their target market by getting in their readers’ heads as to how they search for and describe books.