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Don’t Miss our February Ask ALLi and ALLi Insights Events

Free Self-Publishing Events Mark your calendars for our upcoming ONLINE EVENTS brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors. Today’s ALLi Insights features Grant Faulkner from NaNoWriMo, and is focused on how to self-publish fiction. Our ALLi Insights on February 16th is aimed at authors looking to Go-Global in the Indian Market. Discover what’s different about this international territory, and how you need to adjust your […]

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ALLi Insights: “Going Global: Self-Publishing in India”

ALLi Insights: “Going Global: Self-Publishing in India”

Tuesday February 16th 5:30pm (UK)

Orna Ross is hosting a live Google+ Q&A event with Ritesh Kala and Mukti Jain from Read Out Loud and Author Rasana Atreya

Each month Orna chats with experts and entrepreneurs from her indie author network to provide self-publishing insights. These free live events help authors make informed decisions about their individual self-publishing path. If you want to know what options are available to indie authors like yourself, our monthly ALLi Insights can prepare you for your self-publishing journey.

Ritesh and Mukti are founding members of Read Out Loud, and Rasana Atreya is a successful self-published author. Orna and her guests will be discussing the current growth and opportunities in the Indian self-publishing arena:

  • Ebooks vs paperbacks: What works, and how the market is developing
  • Discoverability in Indian Market (offline to online) – Why books are discovered offline but sold online
  • Book pricing: What is the average price at which books sell in India, and how to price ebooks in India
  • Bookstore distribution: How Read Out Loud works in this area, and how the entire system works.
  • Book promotion: How book promotion in India is different compared to other international territories
  • Read Out Loud and movie rights for self-published books: What Read Out Loud is planning to do in this area, and what kind of books we are looking for.

Click this link to join the ALLi Insights Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live

  • Date: 16th February 2016
  • Event starts at 5:30pm BST/London (Scheduled earlier than usual to allow for the 5 1/2 hour time difference with India)

Global Dates and Times: 

  • Time6:30am PST (Vancouver) / 9:30am EST  (New York City / 1:30pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 5:30pm GMT (London) / 4:30pm SAST (Johannesburg) / 11.30am IST (Dehli) and +1 day at:  and 1:30am AEDT (Sydney)
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Book Marketing: 6 Top Tips on How to Make LinkedIn Work for Authors

Ask any indie author which social media they use and love the most, and most are unlikely to reply “LinkedIn”. With its more businesslike atmosphere and presentation, it’s not the most alluring to creative types. Yet self-published writers who ignore it are missing some important and valuable tricks, says Ritesh Kala, founding partner of Read […]

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News and Advice from the Publishing Next Conference in Goa, India

Following her  attendance at the recent PublishingNext conference in Goa, ALLi Ambassador Rasana Atreya has compiled a series of fascinating take-home points on the state of the Indian market for self-published books and indie authors. PublishingNext is the brainchild of Leonard Fernandes and Queenie Rodrigues, co-founders of the India-based POD (print on demand) company, Cinnamon Teal. […]

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Self Publishing in India: RASANA ATREYA

In 2012 the manuscript of my novel, Tell A Thousand Lies, was shortlisted for the Tibor-Jones South Asia prize. Subsequently, I declined a traditional publishing contract and self-published. In February of 2014, when Amazon started operations in India, they flew me to New Delhi to be part of the launch. I’ve also been interviewed extensively […]

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Writing: How Do You Judge Self-Publishing Success?

Not long after the release of his debut YA novel, British author Stuart Harper made an exciting discovery that made him reconsider his definitions of what spells self-publishing success. His experience, shared on ALLi’s private Facebook forum this morning, instantly struck a chord with other indie author members around the world, who have also given […]

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Publishing: The Self-Publishing Market in India

Indian author Rasana Atreya provides invaluable insight into the current state of self-publishing in India, and shares her views on opportunities and constraints for indie authors in her home country. On February 16, Amazon hosted a self-publishing event in New Delhi, India – Amazon for Authors: Navigating the Road to Self-Publishing Success. Three KDP authors were […]

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