Welcome back to the processes of publishing series where the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is advising on the seven processes of publishing. Today, we're looking at the book production process.
As writers, we don't often realise the amount of data and numbers we need to crunch in order to run a successful business. Many of us shy away from numbers, preferring words. But understanding how to analyse data is critical for business success. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team welcomes Ricardo Fayet from Reedsy to explain analytics for authors.
In every indie author's life comes the time when you need to change what you've been doing, or how you do it. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is talking about starting over with covers, distribution outlets, brand names, and other indie author pivots.
Twelve business models for authors based around publishing books and related products and services, most widely used by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Which one is right for you?
We're on the last stretch of our annual round up of the best posts from 2022. The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team's aim is to bring you the best, most comprehensive content on every aspect of the publishing journey. We want our content to be helpful and applicable no matter whether you're a beginner or an established author. Today, we're bringing you a selection of the best general indie author blogs from 2022.
We're continuing our round up of the best posts from 2022. The Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team strives to bring you the best, most comprehensive content on every stage of the publishing journey no matter whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro. Today, we're bringing you a selection of the best indie author business blogs from 2022.
2012 was a landmark year for self-publishing, seeing not only the launch of the Alliance of Independent Authors, but also the publishing platforms Draft2Digital and Kobo Writing Life, and the advertising medium BookBub, all of which are still significant players. Since then, indie authors have rocked the book world non-stop. Here’s a round-up of the defining changes year on year - which show how far we’ve come, how fast we’re adapting and innovating, and how we’ve changed the face of publishing forever. This is ten years of self-publishing.
Why do you write? In the Becoming Pitch Perfect workshop at 5pm (UK time) on Friday 1st April, ALLi Director Orna Ross, will enable you to develop a powerful answer to this oft-difficult question and clearly communicate the value of your writing and publishing to yourself and literary and publishing influencders
Multiple streams of income is more than a buzzword. It's a business model, it's a mindset and it's the best way to ensure a sustainable income from your publishing. Today, the AskALLi team dives deep into the topic and ALLi members weigh in. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors' ultimate guide to multiple streams of income.
The end of the year is almost upon us, and if you've hung around Alliance of Independent Authors blog for any amount of time, then you'll know we like to round up the best posts of the year. Today, we're bringing you a round up of the "Ultimate Guide" posts we brought you in 2021. It's time to review your business plans, examine your tools and think about 2022. These are the best Ultimate Guides for indie authors from 2021.
Money is often seen as a dirty word, but that needs to change. If you want a creative career, then you need to get comfortable with money and improving your money mindset. Which brings me to ALLi Director, Orna Ross's next workshop for patrons, which runs tomorrow evening at 5pm UK time, is "Money Mindset: From Business Block to Money Flow"
This is the fourth in a series of posts about the campaign known to self-publishing authors as #AudibleGate. ALLi would like to extend thanks to Colleen Cross for this post and for her work with the Fair Deal for Rights Holders and Narrators pressure group. Colleen’s first post provided useful background information that sets the context for the second more detailed post about one particular earnings category read that here. Today we're looking at whether or not you should sell your audiobook rights.