The Alliance of Independent Authors advises self-publishing authors to publish and distribute their books as widely as possible for a number of reasons. If you'd like to understand more about the wide mindset, you can read our ultimate guide to publishing wide here. Today, though, we're diving into alternative book sales outlets you can use to sell your books.
Authors, publishers and readers love series – authors because it’s easier to write each new book in the same world as the first one, publishers because it’s much easier and more profitable to market and sell a sequel to a successful book than a standalone, and readers because if they discover a series they like, they will read them all. Each new book feels like a homecoming. But as an indie author, how do you know when to call a halt to a successful series and move on? Debbie Young, who has just completed her seven-book Sophie Sayers Village Mystery series, gleans top tips on finishing a series from ALLi author members.
This month Orna’s planning workshop is a comparable authors workshop. To access the workshop, join Orna’s creative business planning membership for authors and poets on Patreon. More details here.
Launching a book is an extraordinarily exciting moment in an indie authors life, especially when it's the first book. But there's so much to do. What order should you do it in and how much time do you need in advance of your launch to complete it? Today's post is the Alliance of Independent Authors' Ultimate Guide to Launching a Book (including timeline).
This month Orna's planning workshop is focussing again on the three layers of marketing (part two). Below she explains what those…
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Getting E-mail List Sign-ups with David Gaughran
Content repurposing is banded around a lot. But what does it mean and how do you "do it"? Well, that's what the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team aims to answer today. With deep thanks for the contributions from members and partners. In particular, Nate Hoffelder, Debbie Young, Alison Morton, Tom Fowler.
The AskALLi team is super excited to announce a new series of blogs starting today. The Alliance of Independent Authors is a global organisation and wants to honour that by bringing you a series of global facing blogs. With a huge thanks to Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard who is bringing his expertise and experience to contribute to these posts. This is the International Insights for Indie Authors series and today's post is all about the Asian markets.
Join author A. G. Billig in this Self-Publishing Advice Conference Highlight: How to Boost Your Book Sales Using Traditional Media and P.R., two of the most valuable tools in your book-marketing arsenal. When used wisely, they can boost your visibility, sales, and number of loyal and get you on the bestseller lists.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions to Honorée Corder, successful non-fiction author, about selling books in bulk.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) we asked questions to Nate Hoffelder, founder of the Digital Reader and website expert about the six most common website errors.
A book launch is one part excitement and one part terror. You're finally putting your creation out into the world, which means you're actually putting your creation into the world! People can have opinions and make judgments. But you can also find wonderful readers and supporters of your work. ALLi author member Kristan Julius recently launched her first independently published book and is here to explain how she made it a success.