This month Orna’s planning workshop is a comparable authors workshop. To access the workshop, join Orna’s creative business planning membership for authors and poets on Patreon. More details here.
Marketing books is hard enough. But what happens when your readers aren't the people paying for the books? That's the problem children's authors face. Alliance of Independent Authors members, Karen Inglis and Kate Woodard discuss selling children's books and the methods that have worked for them.
Launching a book is an extraordinarily exciting moment in an indie authors life, especially when it's the first book. But there's so much to do. What order should you do it in and how much time do you need in advance of your launch to complete it? Today's post is the Alliance of Independent Authors' Ultimate Guide to Launching a Book (including timeline).
Over the next few months, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team will be covering various aspects of audio for authors, today, we're giving you an overview of what the landscape and industry looks like as well as the strategies you might employ to produce and distribute your audiobooks. Our deep thanks to Megan Morreale from Soundwise for contributing to this post. This is the ultimate guide to self-publishing audiobooks.
With the dawn of a new year, it's a great time to pick up a new habit, hobby or skill. Then there's the bargains to be had with sales and discounts. Or perhaps you're more of a gadget and software fan. When it comes to the latter, there's a lot of tech and software at the indie author's disposal, so much so it can be overwhelming. Fear not, Tim Lewis, science fiction and fantasy author, social media specialist and host of ALLi’s weekly #indieAuthorChat on Twitter, threw this question to the ALLi Facebook members forum in preparation for the recent SelfPub conference. Nominations poured in, and the result is a definitive list of 100 must-have tools for writing, editing, design, production and distribution—this is the ultimate guide to tools and tech for indie authors.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How to Build a Simple Marketing Strategy with Roger Edwards
As we near the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team wanted to use December to look back at 2020 and the range of ultimate guides and posts we've created to help you write, publish and market your books. Today, we've collated all of the marketing posts, podcasts and books from the team to help you improve your marketing skills. Here are the best marketing tips of 2020.
In this edition of the AskALLi Fiction and Nonfiction podcast, Orna Ross and Sacha Black talk about the value of getting help with your author business when you’re feeling overworked, overwhelmed, or stuck. Where do you find good help? Do novelists need the same kinds of assistance as nonfiction authors?
There are a thousand ways you can market your book, but one that stands the test of time is influencer marketing. The rise of digital and social media has brought this way of reaching the right readers to more authors than ever before. But how does it work and how do you make contact with powerful influencers? This week, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team dives deep into the world of influencer marketing for authors.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Entering Book Awards with Hannah Jacobson
A to-do list works as a planning method only for those writers who have third-party publishers (and other people whose job is straightforward and singular). If all you have to do today, tomorrow, and forever is get words done, drafted and delivered, then a list will serve you just fine. But indie authors are creative directors of an author-publishing business, a much more complex endeavor.
For the next edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re sticking with global book distributors this week. Today focuses on Kobo.