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The Ultimate Guide to Building A Solid Author Platform

We're living in a digital age, which means no matter how you're published, you need some kind of platform to connect with readers. Author platforms are made more important by international crises like Covid-19. Today’s post outlines how you can create a platform. This is the ultimate guide to author platforms.
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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Books on your Author Website

Selling books is bread and butter for any author and increasing numbers of indie authors are making their own website the hub of their publishing business, with other online sellers as outposts. The Alliance of Independent Authors has a bookshop on this website where non-members can buy its books (All are free to members who can download by logging in allianceindependentauthors.org and navigating to the BOOKS menu). Today, we bring you the ultimate guide to selling books on your author website.
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Book Launches

How To Do Successful Book Launches, With Sacha Black and Adam Croft: Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction Podcast

Do you want to perfect your book launches? Do you wonder if book launches are even relevant in 2020? This week’s AskALLi session with Sacha Black and Adam Croft will discuss the conflicting and often confusing subject of launching your book and giving it the greatest chance of success.
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Your Book in Libraries Worldwide Quick and Easy Guide

All ALLi members can download the ALLi guidebook publications for free in the member area (once you've logged in) over at www.allianceindependentauthors.org. Recently, we've published a number of Quick and Easy Guides alongside the guidebooks. Today we've taken an extract from the 'Your Book in Libraries Worldwide' guide.
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Outside the Box Book Marketing

Let me ask you a question... When was the last time you stepped out from behind the screen and connected – in person – with new readers? In a saturated world, finding fresh ways to market your books and find new readers is increasingly difficult. However, author member Lesley Tither shows us how a little outside the box thinking can create amazing results.
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How to Get Your Book Into Libraries

While ALLi is working on a new guidebook for indie authors on how to get your self-published book into libraries, where the opportunities are greatest for digital book products, we couldn’t resist this ‘my experience’ post from Australian author and ALLi member Anne Merrick. As Anne tells us, you can get your book into libraries by taking just a few careful steps.
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A Simple Book Marketing Timeline for Holiday Sales

Most people look forward to holiday season, but for indies, the price of advertising goes up and sales are harder to come by because the market is more competitive. But if you spend time building a sustainable business and reader-base then you can set yourself up for success. Partner member from  Author Marketing Experts, Penny Sansevieri, talks us through a simple book marketing timeline.
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A New Book Blurb Could Revolutionize Your Sales

First impressions matter, both in person and for selling books. But when you've finished your 70,000-word fiction masterpiece, the prospect of condensing it into a 150-word book blurb is overwhelming enough without also needing a one-line tag to catch a reader's eye. ALLi Partner Member Adam Croft explains how spending a little time with your hook and new book blurb could earn you thousands.
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ALLi Campaign: Self-Publishing 3.0: How and Why Indie Authors Should Sell Direct to Readers – and What ALLi is Doing to Help

In the final part of her series on how indie authors can gear up for Self-publishing 3.0, ALLi Director Orna Ross provides great advice on how and why to sell books direct from your website, as well as on other platforms, and ALLi provides free Self-publishing 3.0 badges for your website
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