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ALLi News: A Final reminder to Ask Amazon!

As you may be aware from our events calendar, ALLi is running a special members-only event on Tuesday, 7th January at 6.00pm GMT. Our events allow ALLi members to probe the minds of some of the companies and people involved in self-publishing. This time round, Tom Kephart, Community Outreach Product Manager at Amazon, will be […]

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ALLi News – ALLi’s Winter Events and Newsletter

ALLi Winter Event Programme: A reminder to check out ALLi’s member events programme for this winter. It’s a busy few months event wise, with all at ALLi delighted to offer you plenty of hangouts this winter.  We begin with a pre-festive treat from Jane Friedman on Tuesday 3rd December, as she launches her new magazine […]

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Opinion: If Indieland Must Have Gatekeepers… by Dan Holloway

Indie author and poet Dan Holloway considers whether it’s possible to implement quality control standards in the world of self-publishing without changing the nature of the indie community. Whatever meteorological metaphor you use to describe the proliferation of self-published titles, if you are a serious-minded self-publisher you will probably be relieved at the growth of […]

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The Alliance of Independent Authors Watchdog Warning: New Self-Publishing Resource from Writers & Artists

Another once-venerable publishing brand, Writers & Artists, an imprint of the Bloomsbury group, is showing little regard for writers as they move into the self-publishing arena. We’ve written here before about trade publishers like Penguin and Simon & Schuster showing insufficient care for authors as they trade on their brand-names to sell over-priced and under-performing […]

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Ambitious Plans In Place for ALLi Blog

Having published an astonishing 157 posts in its first year, the ALLi Self-Publishing Advice blog is gaining a reputation as THE essential reference point for indie authors the world over. Developing and maintaining a blog on this scale is a big job, and to grow it further will require more manpower – and that’s where […]

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How to Deal with Rejection and Criticism as an Indie Author. A Guest Post by ALLi’s Creative Advisor, Mark McGuiness

The great thing about being an independent author is that you side-step the usual interminable rejections by agents and publishers, and put your work out there for the world to see and buy. No longer constrained by the cautious taste of editors, the prejudices of marketing departments, or the carping of reviewers who don’t ‘get’ […]

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