Calling all Australian authors, whether you're an Alliance of Independent Authors member or not, Macquarie University wants to here from you. They're running an Australian author survey and need to hear from Australian authors.
Why do you write? In the Becoming Pitch Perfect workshop at 5pm (UK time) on Friday 1st April, ALLi Director Orna Ross, will enable you to develop a powerful answer to this oft-difficult question and clearly communicate the value of your writing and publishing to yourself and literary and publishing influencders
It's ten years since the Alliance of Independent Authors launched at LBF2012 and the association will revisit London Book Fair this year (LBF22) on 5-7 April to mark its 10th anniversary. If you're coming to the London Book Fair, or planning to visit another fair in 2022, see below for our guide to book fairs for indie authors.
Wishing you all things merry and bright for the holiday season. And a peaceful and prosperous new year.
As we draw close to the end of the year, it's time to round up the best of the best on the Alliance of Independent Authors blog. Today, we're bringing you the most comprehensive marketing blogs from 2021. It's time to review your marketing plans, tools and resources and prepare for 2022. These are the best marketing tips for indie authors from 2021.
Each year in the Alliance of Independent Authors, we take a look back at the year and review what's happened in the industry. Last year was gruelling for many, this year has continued to be a rollercoaster for many. This is the self-publishing review 2021.
Children's book publishing is a big section of the industry. But marketing is a little different. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is launching a new guidebook all about how to publish a children's book for indie authors.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How to save money as an Author?
The moment you receive an email from a publisher or licenser pitching you for a potential rights deal, is an exciting moment. But there are also lots of scammers in the world, many of whom will try to scam rights, money and your sanity from you. That said, there are also many genuine publishers and licensers out there who really do want to partner with you. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team looks at what you should do when you're approached by an overseas publisher.
Digital ebooks and audiobooks make up the bulk of income for most indie authors as they are more straightforward to produce and sell. But print books remain popular with readers and the Alliance of Independent Authors recommends that indie authors produce print books too. In this post, the AskALLi team looks at print publishing options for indie authors and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Money is often seen as a dirty word, but that needs to change. If you want a creative career, then you need to get comfortable with money and improving your money mindset. Which brings me to ALLi Director, Orna Ross's next workshop for patrons, which runs tomorrow evening at 5pm UK time, is "Money Mindset: From Business Block to Money Flow"
The last year has been exhausting, and difficult for millions if not billions of people. But there are so many people who have personal struggles on a day to day basis without the added pressures of global pandemics. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is talking to some of our members who have continued publishing through personal struggles. We listen to their inspirational stories and find out how they've overcome their struggles to publish. With thanks to Angeline Trevena, Jack Lench, Rachel McLean and Debbie Young for their contributions to this post.