Feeling stressed by the pressure to become a bestseller? Think only making the top of the sales charts will do? Think again. Kassandra Lamb explains why she’s happy to aim for the mid-list, drawing on previous career experience.
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A heartening story of how children’s author Karen Inglis has made her way to the top of the Amazon UK charts in paperback and ebook with her self-published adventure stories such as “The Secret Lake”
Three top tips – and lots more – from international bestselling thriller writer James P. Sumner, eager to share with other indie authors what he has learned from his highly successful journey to date.
Beginning in the last half of 2016, many indie authors reported sharp declines in their Amazon sales. Some wonder if a global slump in sales could be to blame, while others point to the rise of Amazon’s imprints as a possible cause. More than a possible cause: I’ve heard authors express absolute certainty that Amazon […]
A fascinating introduction to a new writing analysis service that helps you match your manuscript to the bestsellers in its intended genre. New Zealand novelist Katherine Hayton plays guinea pig with the chillingly named SCARE system.
Confused by the behavior of Amazon’s sales rank? John Doppler takes the mystery out of this frequently misunderstood feature. We’re all familiar with Amazon’s sales rank, those tantalizing numbers that have driven authors to obsessively revisit their pages over and over in hopes of seeing their book climb through the ranks. Yet, as a closely […]
Once a week, the ALLi blog serves as a soapbox for one of our members to speak out about an aspect of self-publishing that excites or enrages them.The more controversial the post, the better! At least in terms of fuelling debate about issues that are key to the success of us all and of indie […]
Each Sunday we interview a super-successful indie author who provides an inspiring role model to self-published writers everywhere. They share the secrets of their success, their working methods and their ambitions – and in answer to our final question, they offer their top tip for other indie authors. Here’s are some of our favourite tips, […]
Indie author Michael N Marcus explains why he’s not impressed by his own bestseller status, or anyone else’s. If you’re a new author, you probably dream of becoming a bestselling author. I’m a bestselling author and, believe me, it’s no big deal. I’ve stopped counting, but at least eight of my books have been on […]
“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” – Jules Renard (French Writer, 1864-1910) Until very recently, writing was a Glory business, where success for most authors was measured by status, not dollars. Landing an agent and a book deal with a Big Six (Five? Four?) publisher […]