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March 2018 AskALLI Members’ Q&A with Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank – Answering 9 Key Questions about Self-publishing

ALLi’s monthly AskALLi Q&A podcast gives our members the opportunity to put their own queries about the self-publishing process to our resident expert indie authors, who cover a wide range of topics in every show.

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Publishing: Kindle Scout Case Study

New Zealand novelist Katherine Hayton shares her inspiring success story about her fourth novel’s success in a Kindle Scout campaign, leading to a publishing contract with Amazon’s own imprint, Kindle Press. Back in January, I ran a Kindle Scout campaign for my fourth full-length novel, The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton, and was accepted for publication […]

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How to Run a Kindle Scout Campaign – and Why

Kindle Scout is a relatively new opportunity  for indie authors to pitch for what is effectively a publishing deal with Amazon. In some respects, it’s similar to a crowdfunding campaign, in that you need to rally your own support in order to succeed against stiff competition, and it’s not for the fainthearted. Today US author […]

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2015 – Self-publishing News Review

The rise and fall and rise of e-books, royalty descents, new arrivals, sudden departures, court cases, fake reviews and a proliferation of pirates –  these were just some of the stories featured in our regular self-publishing related news posted here on the blog during 2015. Although our ALLi Director Orna Ross reflects that a modicum […]

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ALLi Insights: Reaching Readers with Kindle Scout

In this month’s How-to for Authors, Orna chatted with Kindle Scout GM Dina Hilal to get an overview of the Kindle Scout program and elicit some ALLi Insights about how authors can leverage this Amazon publishing opportunity to reach readers. What is Kindle Scout? Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

If writers and books help connect a troubled world,  then self-publishing increasingly gives more people that voice.  Valerie Shanley discovers all that’s happening in this week’s indie news from ALLi partners and friends.       Paris, Baghdad, Beirut, Sharm el-Sheikh, Syria  – Writers keep up the dialogue Trying to make any sense of the […]

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Ask ALLi, ALLi Insights and Twitter Chat Monthly Events from the Alliance of Independent Authors

ALLi November Events: How-To for Authors

Mark your calendars for our free Alliance of Independent Authors live events. Join in our Twitter chat today. Watch our ALLi Insights event and hear what self-publishing questions Orna and Joanna answer in this month’s Ask ALLi. These events are the last ones scheduled for 2015, and we’ll be back again in 2016 with more Chats, Insights and Q&As. We will also […]

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ALLi Insights with Amazon

Orna Ross is hosting a live Google+ Q&A event with Kindle Scout GM Dina Hilal and Amazon’s Susan Stockman

Each month Orna chats with experts and entrepreneurs from her indie author network. Each indie author’s journey is different, and the key to making the best decisions is knowing what self-publishig options are available.

In this month’s ALLi Insights we’ll be discovering how authors can leverage the reader-powered Kindle Scout to publish new or never-before-published books.

Click this link to join the Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live

  • Date: 17th November 2015
  • Event starts at 8:00pm BST/London

Global Dates and Times:

  • Time12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST  (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and +1 day at: 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)
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