It's safe to say that writers are usually prolific readers too. Over in the AskALLi team, we thought we would collate a mid-year reading list for you, whether you're on a beach, or huddled up by a fire, this mega-list will help to stock up your e-readers and bookshelves full of books for Indies. This is ALLi's 2021 best indie author books for
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Just How Important are Books in Society?
For most indie authors writing today, traditional bookstores in the mall and on the high street fueled our writing ambitions and our love of reading as children. Most writers would be thrilled to see their books on display in bookstore windows, display tables and shelves. Despite the rise and rise of ebooks and audiobooks, and especially during the boom in online buying during the Covid-19 pandemic, physical bookstores are still a significant marketplace for readers to discover and buy books. However it is much more challenging for the indie author to sell books via bookstores than online. What are those challenges and does the benefit of reaching bookstores’ customers justify finding a place for bookstores in your business plan? This post asks the question: are bookstores worth it for indie authors?
For this week’s edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we're discussing Amazon Sweden.
For the fourth edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we take a break from our regional spotlights (Asia here, Middle East Arab markets here, Ibero-America here, though Mark will be back with more next week!) to focus on the global English-language markets.
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.
As the year draws to a close, in ALLi we've been busy looking at the year's highlights. Today, we're celebrating some of our favorite books published in 2019 for writers. We've purposefully not included any of the books mentioned in yesterday's best audiobooks of the year post so we celebrate a range of book. So if you'd like a comprehensive list of the best writing books of 2019 have a look at both post.
Book launches can be as exciting as they are stressful, especially if you've ploughed money into marketing and need a good return on your investment. But what happens if you've seen dwindling sales from launches? Can you turn it around? Or are you doomed? Kristina Adams, ALLi partner member knows you can turn it around. She's here to share how she went from her worst launch ever to her best launch in just one book.
Anyone who sets out to publish a book needs to understand the seven processes of publishing. If you're scratching your head or you've never heard of them, don't worry. ALLi Director, Orna Ross is here to explain each of the processes and why they should matter to you.
You'd be forgiven for thinking technology has eradicated the days of old. But not so fast, author member Christopher Wills has a different opinion. He's here to examine the similarities between the current ebook era and the early twentieth century pulp fiction era.
We spend months or even years thinking about the content of our book. But how much time do we spend thinking about the front and back matter? I'm betting barely more than a few minutes. But perhaps you should. Indexes can be extremely useful for your readers. Denise Gaskin is here to explain how to DIY yourself a nonfiction index.
"Authors' incomes Are 'At Breaking Point'!" [The BBC] "Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books!" [Forbes] And the most…