Arguably, when you publish a new book, gaining reviews is a key book-marketing activity; possibly the most important of all marketing tasks. But it's hard, and the rules about what you can and can't do constantly change. This is the ultimate guide to getting book reviews.
Buying an ISBN is a subject of debate, while you can use free ISBNs, it brands you as a self-publisher. But is that a good thing or a bad one? Today's post from Eleanor Pigg, registration services manager for Nielsen is a comprehensive guide telling you everything indie authors need to know about ISBNs.
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.
A book launch is one part excitement and one part terror. You're finally putting your creation out into the world, which means you're actually putting your creation into the world! People can have opinions and make judgments. But you can also find wonderful readers and supporters of your work. ALLi author member Kristan Julius recently launched her first independently published book and is here to explain how she made it a success.
Getting your first book edited can be an overwhelming experience. There's different types of editors, huge swings in price ranges and that's all before you receive the feedback itself. ALLi partner member and CEO of Fictionary.co Kristina Stanley, is here to explain everything you need to know about fiction editing.
Once you've published a book or three, it's easy to forget the emotional rollercoaster the first book took you on. Sure, there are always highs and lows in this business, but there's nothing quite like the first book. ALLi associate member Nadia Stewart knows the emotion of book publishing all too well. She tell us about her journey trying to publish her first book.
The beginning of the year is a perfect time to set goals and plan actions, especially if you're an author. While most businesses write a business plan, it's not always a consideration writers make. Tetania Bak, from ALLi partner member MiblArt is here to explain how to create one and as well as the goals in it.
This New Year is special as it marks not just the changing of a year but the start of a new decade. And how things change in a decade. It's hard to believe that barely more than a decade ago the iPhone was a new fangled piece of technology. But here we are a decade later with a plethora of technology at our fingertips. Today, ALLi director Orna Ross looks not to the past, but to the future, to 2020 and the decade to come. Here are her self-publishing predictions for 2020 and the 2020s.
In April this year, ALLi's new Twitter chat #indieAuthorChat was born. Today, Twitter chat host, Tim Lewis, is looking back at the year in review and highlighting some of our best chat questions.
Audiobooks have been a hot topic this year and the boom in popularity shows no signs of slowing down. Partner member Karen Williams The Book Mentor, has been busy producing audiobooks this year. Today, she give us her top five tips for creating audiobooks.
Welcome to the first in our series of festive posts. No matter where you are in the world or what holiday you're celebrating, we've got some top gifts for writers. Throughout November, we called on the ALLi membership to tell us what gifts they'd put on their wish lists. Today, we're sharing some of our favorite gifts.