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Open Up to Indie Authors: Campaign Update from ALLi

For ten years, the Alliance of Independent Authors has worked to improve representation for indie authors. One aspect of that work has been getting organizations, awards and services to open their doors to self-publishers. We're delighted to have recently appointed a dedicated manager, Melissa Addey, for this important work and to have updated our Open Up To Indie Authors campaign and "Open Up" guidebook series. This is our Open Up To Indie Authors Campaign update.
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Three Kinds Of Self-publishing Author

Three Kinds of Self-Publishing Author

There are three kinds of self-publishing author. At ALLi, we give them different names, so we know who we are talking about, and how to best serve them. Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross draws the distinction between the self-publishers, the indie authors and the authorpreneurs
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Why Self-Publishers Should Join the Alliance of Independent Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors is a long standing organisation for "indie" independent authors. It's mission is to uphold ethics and foster excellence in self-publishing. ALLi has a global team who, together with ambassadors and advisors worldwide, provide trusted, best-practice information and advice to the author community and provide our members with an extensive suite of benefits. If you're not a member of the organization this post explains the benefits of being part of it and why you should join the Alliance of Independent Authors.
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Writing, Publishing, and Business Books for Indie Authors

It's safe to say that writers are usually prolific readers too. Over in the AskALLi team, we thought we would collate a mid-year reading list for you, whether you're on a beach, or huddled up by a fire, this mega-list will help to stock up your e-readers and bookshelves full of books for Indies. This is ALLi's 2021 best indie author books for 
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Quarterly Planning For Indie Authors

Quarterly Planning for Indie Authors: Work, Rest, and Play Your Way to Writing and Selling More Books — Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

Creative business is not business as usual. Authors often define success very differently from your average business owners, work from different drivers, and find most planning methods are too one-dimensional and mechanical. This session from ALLi Director Orna Ross provides a simple creative planning method designed for febrile creative minds.
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Speaker and Agenda Line Up SelfPubCon October 2020

The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is almost upon us. SelfPubCon is associated with Frankfurt Book Fair this year—which is now online. Our conference kicks off in just over a week's time. While we’re preparing the presentations and session content, the AskALLi team thought we’d share the speaker line up so you can plan your conference attendance. Wherever you are in the world, click here to sign up and secure your space now.
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Ain’t I an Author? Why Self-publishing Changes Everything for Everyone in Publishing

Self-publishing is much more than an alternative route to market for authors, says Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors in her opinion post this month.  Drawing on two new reports about conditions for authors, she explores myths and misunderstandings about authorship that are relics from an age that's now over. And explains how self-publishing changes everything for everyone in publishing. 
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