A recent survey of more than 2000 authors commissioned by ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, has found that self-publishing authors earn more than writers with publishers. And that independent (indie) author incomes are rising, year on year. This contradicts information from earlier author income research and is good news for authors choosing the self-publishing route.
Twelve business models for authors based around publishing books and related products and services, most widely used by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Which one is right for you?
For indie authors, "data" often has negative connotations. We're words people, not numbers. Except, numbers are a core part of business, and we should all be better with data because it helps us grow, and increase income and performance. But what happens when the industry—our industry—doesn't provide us with the data that we need? That's where the Big Indie Data Drop comes in and exactly what the Alliance of Independent Authors is announcing today.
At ALLi we're always looking at different business models for authors and a salary for novelists is a new one on us. A recent innovation announced by De Montfort Literature (DML) will pay writers a small annual salary to write novels, which DML will produce, distribute and promote. We thought we'd ask ALLi Advisors what they think of a salary for novelists. And, of course, we're interested in you our members and readers, and what you think.
Multiple streams of income is more than a buzzword. It's a business model, it's a mindset and it's the best way to ensure a sustainable income from your publishing. Today, the AskALLi team dives deep into the topic and ALLi members weigh in. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors' ultimate guide to multiple streams of income.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How to save money as an Author?
Money is often seen as a dirty word, but that needs to change. If you want a creative career, then you need to get comfortable with money and improving your money mindset. Which brings me to ALLi Director, Orna Ross's next workshop for patrons, which runs tomorrow evening at 5pm UK time, is "Money Mindset: From Business Block to Money Flow"
On Saturday we ran the Self-Publishing Advice Conference Spring 2020 -- 24 sessions over 24 hours on the theme of boosting your author income. Sacha Black asks: have you registered and tuned in yet? If not, now is the time. The self-publishing advice conference is free for another 24 hours.
The Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Conference is coming! With less than two weeks to go until the London Book Fair, our first Self-Publishing Advice Conference of 2020 is just about ready. While we’re preparing the presentations, I thought I’d share the schedule, speaker information and everything you need to know about the self-publishing advice conference so you can plan your attendance. But first...
ALLi Director Orna Ross expands on a statement she made in a previous AskALLi Advanced Salon: that indie author income should be a measure of self- publishing success. She responds to comments for and against that motion, and explains the background to her thinking about author income. Where do you stand on this issue? Read the post then join the encore debate via the comments box!
It takes so much time and effort to become an indie author. Now, how about a little ROI? Truth is, now that you’ve crystallized your ideas into book form, there are multiple ways to spin your book into gold — aka make more money from your book — by exploring different formats and unique paths to market. In this post, Georgie Hockett has seven suggestions to help you do just that.
Today Howard Lovy is joined by inspirational indie author Susan Grossey they're talking about money, crime, and human nature. The place where fiction and nonfiction meet.