Take inspiration and pick up top tips for productivity from the highly successful indie author of fiction and non-fiction, Laura Morelli, art historian
Non-fiction authors often scratch their heads wondering what fiction writers' marketing devices will work for them - and in this Ann Richardson describes how a BookBub promotion made a huge difference to her non-fiction book about hospices.
Think your current work-in-progress is challenging? Read Helen Prochazka's extraordinary tale of her six-year labor of love to write and self-publishing a beautiful mathematics book for adults.
Have you ever investigated old newspaper archives as a source of information, ideas and inspiration either for non-fiction or fiction? True-crime writer Angela Buckley shares her top tips for effective use of archived news - and why she loves it so much.
Ever co-authored a book? Thinking of trying collaboration as a means to increase your output of self-published books? Read Brad Borkan's top tips for effective co-writing gained from a project shared with a co-author two continents away!
Do you have an out-of-print or unpublished back catalogue tucked away? Don't be afraid to get it out and reread it - it may be better than you think, and ideal material for self-publishing, says Ann Richardson, who goes on to offer two cases of her own that have done well.
A little bit of market research can go a long way toward ensuring the financial success of your books. Learn how to test topic ideas and refine them into ready-to-sell titles for enthusiastic readers.
If you write non-fiction, this post is a must-read, giving a succinct guide to the specialist subject of indexing, why you need an index for your book and how to acquire one.
6 good reasons to write non-fiction, by Australian publisher and ALLi partner member Ann Wilson - should you be doing it too?
Inspiration for all kinds of indie authors from self-publishing superstar Joseph Alexander, author of 30+ non-fiction books
A heartwarming post by indie author Julie Day, who has Asperger's Syndrome, about her new Rainbow School series of books for children with special needs
How the age of digital publishing brings new opportunities for midform writing - and how to take advantage of them - by author and journalist Alex Klaushofer.