This is the self-publishing advice blog, written by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. We cover the seven processes of publishing – editorial, design, production, distribution, marketing, promotion and licensing publishing rights – here week on week, together with writing advice and how to run an indie author business.
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6 good reasons to write non-fiction, by Australian publisher and ALLi partner member Ann Wilson – should you be doing it too?
We did a call-out on our ALLi Member Forum for some member predictions for 2017. Here are their thoughts and those of ALLi Director, Orna Ross. You can add your prediction in the comments.
Alliance of Independent Authors members celebrate their 2016 self-publishing successes. Wishing all indie authors a happy and creative 2017!
Too many self-publishers want to offload marketing tasks but the Alliance of Independent Authors recommends understanding where your book fits in the marketplace and how to sell it first.
Irish novelist Laurence O’Bryan describes his journey from trade-published thriller writer to indie author and professional book promoter, in the first of a new series profiling the many different routes and adventures available to the indie author.
For maximum impact, suggests ALLi Director, Orna Ross, indie authors should marry the creative and the commercial. And she reveals what she sees as the creative key to commercial success.
Attributing her success to the decision to self-publish, Kathleen Shoop explains how taking control led her to reaching sales of over 50,000 and receiving several awards. Balancing writing with bringing up children was difficult at times, but Kathleen has always dedicated whatever ‘free time’ she has to writing. Read our full interview with Kathleen to discover […]
Never quit, successful indie author John Ellsworth tells us, no matter how much rejection you get in those early days. Nowadays, when John releases a new book, through his understanding of Amazon’s algorithm and building up a large following on Facebook, he’s in the top ten of legal thriller bestsellers. Read our interview with John and find out what […]
Historical romance author Wendy Soliman has been writing books since her twenties, although it was a decision to move house that made her think seriously about writing for publication. Being accepted by a small London publisher on book one gave Wendy the confidence to run with her passion. Find out more about Wendy and what […]