This is the self-publishing advice blog, written by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. We cover the seven processes of publishing – editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion and licensing publishing rights – here week on week, together with writing advice and how to run an indie author business.
Tag Archives | book production
Kickstart your new self-publishing year by reading our 10 most valuable posts on book production and distribution for indie authors, from ALLi’s 2018 Author Advice Center archive, hand-picked for you in this round-up post
Here’s a smart businesslike way to manage the production of your self-published books: devise and follow a book project plan, as outlined here by John Wagner-Stafford of Ingenium Books.
Wisdom of hindsight is a wonderful thing – and in this post ALLi members share their 12 top rookie errors for you to avoid at the production stage of your self-published books
Ever thought about self-publishing a box set in paperback form? It’s easier than you might think – and a great supplement to an ebook box set. Helena Halme talks you through the process in this helpful post.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but self-publishing box sets of books at bargain prices can actually boost your author income considerably! This comprehensive post by New Zealand author Kim Lambert is a must-read guide to help you grab some box set success for yourself!
Like to know more about the different binding options for print-on-demand books? Dale Burgess of ALLi Partner Print2Demand explains the processes and the technology to help you choose the best for your self-published paperbacks.
How many of these 7 bad formatting habits do you have? Save yourself from avoidable problems by following these 7 top tips! Courtesy of Patricia Marshall, owner of Luminare Press, drawing on years of experience.
Whether you’re new to self-publishing paperbacks or an established user of print-on-demand, this post provides a handy reminder of how to use CreateSpace and IngramSpark together to maximise your reach – and how ALLi members can make substantial cost savings
Top tips on how to format an ebook in Microsoft Word – an easy way to do-it-yourself, often used by beginners in self-publishing but also by more experienced authors.