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.
While the digital age combined with Covid-19 lockdown has seen an increase of readers turning to ebooks, there are a huge section of readers who are staunch paper readers and specifically, hardback or premium book readers. This is the ultimate guide to hardback and premium books
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.
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.
Arguably, when you publish a new book, gaining reviews is a key book-marketing activity; possibly the most important of all marketing tasks. But it's hard, and the rules about what you can and can't do constantly change. This is the ultimate guide to getting book reviews.
Buying an ISBN is a subject of debate, while you can use free ISBNs, it brands you as a self-publisher. But is that a good thing or a bad one? Today's post from Eleanor Pigg, registration services manager for Nielsen is a comprehensive guide telling you everything indie authors need to know about ISBNs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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