Mark Coker’s Smart Self-publishing Strategies. Part Two: Merchandising For Apple iBooks.
Normally on a Sunday, we run a feature called "How I Do It" that focusses on super-successful indies. Today, in…
Put The Author At The Centre, Not The Publisher.
Let's talk terminology -- a subject that's been exercising minds around ALLi Towers of late. And for the purposes of…
How to Deal with Rejection and Criticism as an Indie Author. A Guest Post by ALLi’s Creative Advisor, Mark McGuiness
The great thing about being an independent author is that you side-step the usual interminable rejections by agents and publishers,…
Book Publicity Tips for Self-Publishers. Part One: Blogs
GUEST POST: By Ben Cameron of Smith Publicity.
For publicity purposes, there are essentially two kinds of blogs, those that are an offshoot of another form of media, such as a newspaper, magazine or radio show; and those that are independent stand-alones. Either way, they are usually written by a single individual or a small group and have a very personal feel to them.
Like people, blogs can be quirky, opinionated and prejudiced. You are off to a great start if you think if them as people – as funny as your Aunt Bessie or grumpy as your old Uncle Carl.
1) Blogs Are Not an Afterthought
When it comes to media, some rank contacts in order of ‘importance’, with television being the golden ticket and blogs being something you try once other