Whether we like it or not, when we have something to sell, be it books, services or something else, then we are going to have to get our hands dirty and sell ourselves or our products. Pitching is something we can all be better at. Which is why today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is talking all about how to pitch blogs, podcasts and traditional media.
What's the best way to include photos in a book? This is among the questions answered on our #AskALLi Members Q&A hosted by Michael La Ronn, author of science fiction and fantasy novels as well as author self-help books; and ALLi Director, author, and poet Orna Ross.
Understanding the genre you want to write in is one of the most important elements of being an author. It helps you craft books closer to what your readers want, it helps you be more marketable and hopefully sell more books. But what do you need to know and where do you go looking for that market information? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team welcomes partner member Nat Connors from Kindletrends to explain how to understand your book genre.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How much time should you spend Marketing vs Writing?
SEO is one of those acronyms that strikes fear into the heart of non-techy authors. We may know it stands for Search Engine Optimization and that it's key to our websites and books being found by readers but we may not have the first clue how to go about it, or even why it's important. And while there is a lot of advice for making straight how-to, non-fiction findable, literary writing poses particular challenges. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors no-coding required, Ultimate Guide to SEO and Findability for Indie Authors. Our thanks to Penny Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts, Michele DeFilippo for contributions to this post.
We've all heard of pre-orders, but how many of us actually use them? How do we use them and are they useful in today's market? That's the topic the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is answering today. This is the ultimate guide to pre-orders.
Traditional publishing is organized around seasons, which you’ll have seen in the bestseller charts and the marketing activities of bookstores. Should indie authors also follow these seasons? Are there any aspects we could do in a different way, as our business model is more nimble? That's the topic the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is tackling today. This is the ultimate guide to seasonal publishing for indie authors.
Reader Magnets, Lead Magnet, Freebies. All words that get flung around the indie sphere a lot. But what do they mean? Why are they so useful and what sort of thing should you create anyway? These are the questions we will cover in today's post: The Ultimate Guide to Reader Magnets.
Podcasting is popular business, many authors are taking up the mic and putting their voices out in the world to help them find readers, building up a platform and growing their confidence. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is launching a new book all about podcasting for indie authors. This is how to design a podcast show for indie authors.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Book Covers with Jessica Bell
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Creating author bios with Dianna Gunn
Networking and meeting other authors and industry experts is vital in this day and age. Previously everything was in person, but now being able to network both in person and digitally is essential to keep growing your author business and network. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors is focusing on networking for authors.