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Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets: How I Do It By Mark Edwards

After one of our members reported how impressed he was by Mark Edwards’ talk at the Harrogate Crime Writers Festival this summer, we asked Mark to share the secrets of his success on the ALLi blog. His story is certainly inspiring. What’s the secret of your success? I used to work in marketing, and sometimes […]

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Helen Hollick wearing a cream hat

Opinion: Why Indie Authors Must Meet Professional Production Standards – Including Cream Paper for Fiction!

As self-published authors, we may be thankful for the creative freedom allowed by our independent status – but should we also use that freedom to depart from conventional publishing production standards? Historical novelist Helen Hollick thinks not. A debate about the choice of paper colour triggered this heartfelt plea for conformity. A couple of days ago […]

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Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. How I Do It by Fenella Miller

English novelist Fenella Miller, who has many books published by trade publishers, is now self-publishing her Regency romances. Here she shares the secrets of her success as an indie author and offers inspiration for all kinds of writers. What is the secret of your success? There is no secret to my being successful as an […]

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How I Do It – by Randy Ingermanson

Every Sunday, we profile a highly successful self-published or hybrid author to inspire other writers around the world. Today we’re delighted to have Randy Ingermanson, award winning novelist and inventor of the hugely popular “snowflake method” of writing, which was highlighted on this blog a couple of weeks ago by ALLi author Richard Denning. Q) […]

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The historical novelist Helen Hollick

How I Do It: Helen Hollick Shares Her Self-Publishing Success Story

USA Today bestselling historical novelist Helen Hollick is a great example of a hybrid author – trade-published (in the USA) and self-published (in the UK). A champion for indie authors everywhere, she is renowned for her generosity to other writers. She is a great role model for anyone seeking to embrace the freedoms offered by […]

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