It's ten years since the Alliance of Independent Authors launched at LBF2012 and the association will revisit London Book Fair this year (LBF22) on 5-7 April to mark its 10th anniversary. If you're coming to the London Book Fair, or planning to visit another fair in 2022, see below for our guide to book fairs for indie authors.
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.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Networking as an author
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Getting the Most From Online Communities
The life of a writer can be a solitary one; and while an active social media platform goes some way towards overcoming feelings of isolation, it’s not the same as meeting people face-to-face. There are lots of ways you can do this, from writing classes and socials, to digital conferences like our #SelfPubCon. If you haven't registered yet, the next conference is in less than three weeks, hop over here to sign up. Elizabeth Dulcie, author member, has just been to two in-person writing conferences and is here to tell us why you should be attending conferences too.
Like to build your presence in overseas markets but not sure how to reach countries that don't speak your language? Read about Kathryn Mortimer's innovative networking idea through global collaboration.
Wondering whether visiting London Book Fair is worthwhile for indie authors? Read Steve Shahbazian's enticing report of what he gained from his first trip and why he thinks it's a great idea for all self-publishing writers, aspiring or established.
How networking offline can help indie authors raise awareness and build their fan base - and how to go about it.
How to engage other indie authors to help your book launch event run smoothly
This month's round-up of top marketing tips from our membership shares ideas that might work well for you too.
ALLi Author Advice Centre Editor Debbie Young, who runs two local meetups for indie authors, shares top tips for how to run an effective group for self-publishing writers to network in real life, instead of just online
ALLi author member Kevin Booth, who writes contemporary fiction and fantasy, explains why he finds physical meetings with other writers…