On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How Authors should collaborate with Phil Simon
My ALLi author guest this episode is Phil Simon, who has written a number of books on collaboration. We all know that self-publishing is a misleading term because most self-publishers work collaboratively with editors, designers, marketers, and other specialists to produce a book. Phil not only writes about collaboration, but practices it in the way he publishes.
Indie authors are generous in sharing information and paying knowledge forward which has given us real competitive advantages. The Alliance of Independent Authors is built on such author collaboration. Others are entering formal collaboration partnerships in writing and publishing. Here is your Ultimate Guide to Author Collaboration in Writing and Publishing
Like to build your presence in overseas markets but not sure how to reach countries that don't speak your language? Read about Kathryn Mortimer's innovative networking idea through global collaboration.
In her self-publishing review of 2018, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross overviews this year's most notable trends
Why you should take time and be mindful not only in writing your book but also in the whole of the self-publishing process - by Lisa Ferland, a US indie author living in Sweden.
Ever thought of co-writing with another indie author? Aria Grace believes that every author ought to at least try it once - and explains why it's a good idea and shares top tips on how to do it successfully, including advice on finance and marketing.
Writing in collaboration with another author is a great way to boost your own productivity and to broaden your scope. Be inspired by this case study of a sparky father-and-daughter team behind the "author" LT Anderson.
Wondering whether joint promotions between authors are worthwhile? Read JJ Toner's case study of his recent collaboration with six other authors writing about WWII to pick up top tips on how to run one that genuinely engages readers.
An inspiring case study of how romance novelist Jane Harvey-Berrick spotted and acted upon an idea to write a novel in collaboration with professional rugby player and model Stuart Reardon, and it's proven very successful. Read it for ideas for such projects of your own.
Ever co-authored a book? Thinking of trying collaboration as a means to increase your output of self-published books? Read Brad Borkan's top tips for effective co-writing gained from a project shared with a co-author two continents away!
Have you ever thought about the possibilities that Skype brings to help you collaborate with other indie authors? Here's an interesting case study between two ALLi members in the US and Qatar, working together in real time.