This week’s essential self-publishing news round-up from ALLi includes positive developments at Smashwords, perspectives on piracy, and a new survey about Facebook ads for authors.
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Here’s a chance for you to take part in an important new survey about the effectiveness of Facebook advertising for indie authors – don’t miss out!
Why partnership for authors doesn’t always mean parting with cash – how you can benefit from the hive’s wisdom and generosity via our Facebook group
Reports of the death of Facebook author pages are greatly exaggerated – although their reach doesn’t match the potential of paid FB ads, here’s one easy way to make yours more effective
It is a week since my office burned down as I write this, and our whole faculty is currently working from a basement, which makes us feel rather like MI6 in Skyfall. One of the things that has amazed me is that, despite having to start essentially from scratch – even having to figure out, […]
Well, that was a week. Apologies if any of this is incoherent at all – just as I was sitting down to write this, the building where I do my day job decided to burn down. Well, it didn’t decide, there was an electrical thing. But the upshot is I spent my afternoon coordinating emergency […]
One of the hottest topics in book promotion right now is the use of strategic Facebook advertising to build your author mailing list. While this has proven a hugely successful technique for some self-published authors, such as Mark Dawson, whose highly-regarded course helps other authors emulate his success, it’s by no means a one-size-fits-all solution. Facebook Ads […]
Historical crime writer Angela Buckley explains why it’s a great idea to hold an online launch for an indie book, and shares her top tips on successful Facebook launches, based on her own experience with her new non-fiction title, Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, which reached an astonishing 5,000 people. Online Facebook events […]
British indie author David Penny shares a case study of his own Facebook advertising campaign, which he’s using to promote the first in his historical crime thriller series, The Red Hill, set in medieval Moorish Spain. There’s a saying only 50% of marketing works—but nobody knows which 50%. Having spent many years in business I […]
Orna posed the question “Does Paid Marketing Work For Authors?” and our Twitter followers didn’t hold back in their responses. Each month we host a monthly Twitter Chat using #AuthorALLiChat, and discuss different self-publishing topics to help indie authors achieve their goals. If you weren’t able to participate in this month’s Alliance of Independent Authors Twitter Chat, here’s […]