When we first start writing, many of us dream of having a book signing. We also cower at the prospect of having to talk to 'real people.' But for the most part, meeting readers is what we want. Organizing and delivering a book signing day can be daunting. ALLi Author member Eileen Omosa is explains how to organize a book signing.
With book marketing consistently ranked as one of the top challenges for the self-publishing author, you might wonder whether paying to participate in book fairs is worth the money and the effort. Indie author and ALLi member Sue Rovens provides recommended do's and don't's for a successful book fair, based on her personal experience.
500+ bookstores celebrate Indie Bookstore Day, Young Adult fiction sparks sales growth & Kindle store survives Amazon's China retreat.
Like to get your self-published books into physical bookstores? Be inspired by this case study of the launch of a new kind of bricks-and-mortar bookshop that actively promotes books by indie authors.
How indie author Richard Vaughan-Davies secured a booksigning event in bookstore chain WH Smith, which recently announced it is open to approaches from authors - including indies - to hold events in-store. Pick up top tips how to here.
Do you dream of getting your self-published books stocked by bricks-and-mortar bookstores? Let Anna Sayburn Lane inspire you with her case study and practical tips that have got her debut novel stocked in London bookshops.
Like to get your books into bricks-and-mortar bookstores? It'll help if you understand the bookseller's objectives and viewpoint - and this extract from ALLi's guidebook about bookstores will quickly put you in the picture.
We talk a lot about each end of the distribution chain - POD production and sales in bookstores - so Clare Flynn's post profiling book wholesaler Gardners provides valuable insights into the bit in between!
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where…
A printed catalogue of your books is a handy item to have in your book marketing toolbox - and it's surprisingly affordable and simple to make yourself, if you follow ALLi Professional member Karen Myers' handy guide here, based on her own experience
Wondering whether it's worth trying to get your self-published books into bookstores? Had your fingers burned and want to try again but not sure of best approach? Debbie Young's summary of ALLi's guidebook on the subject will kickstart your bookstore marketing plan.
Wattpad are giving viewers the chance to decide if they like the look of a series with short pilot adaptations taken from the site, while a court rules if you embed copyright-infringing content from elsewhere on your website, you may be liable, and Book Expo gets a makeover but may have forgotten a key ingredient in its core business...authors.