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.
If you've hung around the Alliance of Independent Authors for any amount of time, you've likely heard the term "creative self-publishing". Today, with the launch of the second edition of Orna's book Creative Self-publishing, we dive into ten stories of creative self-publishers, the breadth and range of which is astonishing.
Author resources have imploded over the years. There's fifty answers to every question, five different tech solutions and an array of experts to help. This is good news for Indies searching out answers and tools to help them in their creative businesses, but a little overwhelming. The Alliance of Independent Authors alone has a monumental list of resources at it's members disposal and many more open to the public. Below is ALLi's ultimate guide to indie author resources for 2021.
This is the second in a series of posts about the campaign known to self-publishing authors as #AudibleGate. ALLi would like to extend thanks to Colleen Cross for this post and for her work with the Fair Deal for Rights Holders and Narrators pressure group. If you haven't already, please sign the #Audiblegate petition here . We will keep you posted as the campaign develops. Now over to Colleen, to explain how audiobook authors and narrators are paid.
Over the next few months, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team will be covering various aspects of audio for authors, today, we're giving you an overview of what the landscape and industry looks like as well as the strategies you might employ to produce and distribute your audiobooks. Our deep thanks to Megan Morreale from Soundwise for contributing to this post. This is the ultimate guide to self-publishing audiobooks.
It's been a tradition since founding the Alliance of Independent Authors in 2012 for ALLi's Director, Orna Ross to do a prediction post at this beginning of the year. Here's last year's post which was also a prediction for the decade to come, and is still relevant). But the events of 2020 have made such posts seem like hubris. Which is why today, Orna brings you her thoughts on what self-publishing in 2021 will look like.
With the rise in advancing technologies, making our self-published books accessible to everyone is becoming easier and easier. In today's post from the Alliance of Independent Author's AskALLi team, we dive into accessibility issues for indie authors and how you can make your books more accessible. With thanks to ALLi Partner member Jens Troeger from Bookalope for his contributions to this post.
The end of November marks an annual shopping frenzy as Black Friday and Cyber Monday descend on the internet. Well that's lovely for the general population, but where are the bargains for writers? The Alliance of Independent Authors Partner members have offered a stack of generous deals for writers on all sorts of awesome tools and more for writers. We think there will be something on this Black Friday and Cyber Monday ALLi Partner Sale list that will help you become a better, more successful writer.