Alliance of Independent Authors members celebrate their 2016 self-publishing successes. Wishing all indie authors a happy and creative 2017!
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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 […]
Jennifer built up a large social media network before publishing any books. This gave her a ready-made, eager audience to promote her first book too when it was released. What’s Jen’s advice to all aspiring indie writers? Read her interview in full to find out.
Getting, and responding to, the daily emails from her readers, is all the inspiration Kiwi Author Shayne Parkinson needs to write and publish. She attributes her success to marketing the first book in her series free-of-charge. Read on to discover more about Shayne, and how — contrary to received opinion — writer and publishing slowly need not stand in the way of […]
We hope you are enjoying our regular ALLi Q & A interviews highlighting and celebrating indie authors who are doing great things – and not just in terms of sales. Here’s another indie to inspire – Terri Reid. When the recession hit her business in early 2010, Terri took the opportunity to write full time. By August […]