If you're a writer, then you'll know the magic power writing has. Be it the creation of far flung worlds and fantastical creatures or the healing powers of journaling and memoir. Author member Cassie Farren, explains how powerful writing can be. She also asks the question can writing a memoir change your life?
Self-Publishing is the best solution to low author earnings and it's time this was more widely recognized in the literary and publishing industries. These days, authorship is a business, not a career a point that Orna Ross, ALLi director discusses today. Literary and publishing industries are failing to recognize this, to the detriment of authors' ability to make a living from their writing.
Paid ads and hard marketing isn't for everyone. But in a pay to play market, what else is there? Maryann Jacobsen, ALLi author member, looks to content marketing to sell more nonfiction books. While nonfiction book marketing strategies may come and go but there is one strategy that still works: writing killer blog posts.
PR can feel like a mystery to writers. It's done by experts and those in the field or the industry. But author member, Helen Baggott is here to remove the mystery and tell us how we can DIY PR as indie authors.
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is HERE! I'm going to tell you absolutely everything you need to know about SelfPubCon including how to attend and how to get the most out of the conference.
Rhythm is an obvious element in poetry but it’s just as important in stories, novels, even essays. As timing is to the sportsman or comedian, so rhythm is to the writer. Today, Bill Kirton ALLi author member, examines writing rhythm across literature.
The life of a writer can be a solitary one; and while an active social media platform goes some way towards overcoming feelings of isolation, it’s not the same as meeting people face-to-face. There are lots of ways you can do this, from writing classes and socials, to digital conferences like our #SelfPubCon. If you haven't registered yet, the next conference is in less than three weeks, hop over here to sign up. Elizabeth Dulcie, author member, has just been to two in-person writing conferences and is here to tell us why you should be attending conferences too.
We've been focused on audiobooks this month, with posts on the future of audiobooks, how to narrate them, and many more. But today brings something a little different. Today, author member Mary Louisa Locke looks to the promotion and marketing of audiobooks.
For an indie author, maintaining control over our work is often one of the reasons we choose to be and stay indie. We want control of our covers, our plots, our characters. And why not, it's our business. Author member JJ Toner explores what control really means for indie authors.
The audiobook market has grown in double figures for six straight years with a 37.1% growth in the USA in 2018. If you haven't entered the audiobook market yet, now is seriously the time. Author member Dawn Brookes is here with a look forward at where she thinks the future of audiobook publishing is heading.
Years of experience make an industry expert. But it's often not until they have a nonfiction book in their expertise area that they become speakers and propel their business into the limelight. But should all businesses have nonfiction books? Partner member, Karen Williams from The Book Mentor, thinks that if you do write a book on your expert area, there are ten nonfiction factors that make business boom which should be included.
Indies are empowered business people. Our income streams are limited only by our imagination, which is probably one of the reasons indie author audiobook narration is becoming so popular. Gordon Rothman, partner member, teaches us seven rookie mistakes to avoid when recording our audiobooks.