As the old year comes to a close and we peek cautiously around the corner at the new year, the world tends to slow down a bit for a sip of rum or holiday eggnog. For me, this is the perfect time to take stock of my projects and prospects. It's become a yearly ritual for me, and I enthusiastically recommend it.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about SelfPubCon, the Self-Publishing Conference, with Orna Ross.
Getting your first book to publication is an enormous feat of learning, time and energy and iteration. But what do you about those learning habits once you've finally published it? Well ALLi author member L. N. Mayer suggests we should continuing learning and growing throughout our careers.
Which of the brilliant sessions at our first free online conference will you want to attend? You can attend them all if you like - they're all free! Check out our latest programme in this handy summary post by conference manager Sacha Black.
Grab inspiration for your new writing year by revisiting some of the best posts about writing craft from the ALLi blog in 2018 - from what makes you a writer to how to be better one - and earn more money from your self-published books!
If you ever receive an invitation to attend an Amazon Academy conference, snap it up! Three ALLi authors share their verdict on the latest. Plus a reminder of an exclusive tour opportunity at IngramSpark next month.
Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz may not be the obvious role model for a writer - but as Lee McKenzie explains…
Have you ever considered engaging an author coach? Do you know how one might help you at the current stage of your writing career? Read Boni Wagner-Stafford's post to find out.
Ever wondered about outsourcing your book marketing so you can get on with writing your books instead? Belinda Griffin of Smart Authors Lab shares her view on how to get the balance right.
Wondering how to sell more books? Read how US fantasy author Karen Myers sold more books in the first two weeks of 2018 than the whole of 2015, by stopping writing for a year in order to improve her marketing skills
A handy reminder of what we've shared about best practice in writing craft, including 12 top posts from the ALLi blog in 2017, and advice on how to find more information, plus an invitation to write for the ALLi blog about your writing life
Ever thought of doing a Creative Writing MA? With the wisdom of hindsight, novelist Kate Frost shares the pros and cons, and offers caution about this investment.