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Self-Publishers Promote Each Other

We’ve been having a debate about self-promotion on our Alliance of Independent Authors’ member-only Facebook group.  And one of our members, Richard Bunning, came up with a great idea to get around this  perennial problem for self-publishers and the forums they hang out on. Like most great ideas, it’s simple. Naturally, as writers, we want […]

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Joel Friedlander Self Publishing Advice

The Self Publishing Roadmap from our Advisor Joel Friedlander

Joel Friedlander, author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion and book design advisor to the Alliance (ALLi), always impresses with the depth of his knowledge, not just on design matters but everything to do with self-publishing. He’s releasing a series of training videos, called The Self Publishing Roadmap, packed with useful information and tips — and  is […]

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Famous Self-Publishers

Though it took technology to spread it to the masses, self-publishing has a long and distinguished history, as this anecdote from Alison Baverstock’s book The Naked Author: A Guide To Self Publishing, illustrates: “In 1797, a manuscript was submitted to a London publisher by the proud father of an unknown author. First Impressions, a three-volume novel. […]

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ePublishing Press Release from Kobo

Kobo announced at BEA (Book Expo America) that its self-publishing platform is finally about to be released. This will be an epub platform and it’s good news for indie authors. Here’s the press release in full. Read through it and see what you think: Triple Digit Year-over-Year Growth Strengthens Kobo’s Global Leadership (via PR Newswire) […]

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The History of Self-Publishing

1. From Bard to Scribe Publishing began with the transition from oral to written culture. In traditional society, bards were renowned and respected and supported themselves by travelling and sharing their stories and information with the community at large. This spoken tradition shaped the way words were heard, held and passed on for centuries, probably millennia […]

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Join Us For A Self-Publishing Shindig

Join us on Shindig.com in a few hours time (Thursday 24th, 8pm London; 3pm NYC; noon San Francisco, LA & Seattle) for the ONLINE LAUNCH of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Indie author, and curator of The League of Extraordinary Authors, Joni Rodgers will introduce fun, frolics, free book giveaways, and a competition for a lifelong membership […]

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Why Self-Publishing ?

Welcome!  You’ve found your way to the very first post by the Alliance of Independent Authors, here on our brand new self-publishing advice blog. A lot of people ask us why are so many authors going indie and self-publishing these days? The short answer is: because we can. Self-publication served only a tiny number of […]

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