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Author Nation Conference

A Preview of the Author Nation Conference: Publishing for Profit with Orna Ross and Joe Solari

ALLi Director Orna Ross welcomes the Alliance’s newly appointed Business Adviser, Joe Solari. Listeners will get an insight into Joe's expertise and innovative vision for the indie publishing industry, followed by a detailed discussion about the upcoming Author Nation conference in Las Vegas, scheduled for November 2024, with early-bird tickets just released. Joe shares his exciting plans for the event, explains how it will differ from the 20Books conference, and what to expect if you attend this largest event in the world for indie authors.
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Why Kickstarter is the Most Creative Way to Launch Your Book: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross

In the latest episode of the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross explores the innovative potential of Kickstarter for book launches. Sharing her personal experiences, Orna reveals how Kickstarter serves as more than a funding tool, fostering deeper connections with readers and authors. A valuable listen for any self-publisher looking to tap into the creative possibilities of book publishing through crowdfunding.
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Campaigns and Collaboration: ALLi Campaigns Podcast with Orna Ross and Melissa Addey

Today on the ALLi Campaigns Podcast: Collaboration. The Alliance of Independent Authors runs certain core campaigns on an ongoing basis, as well as supporting other campaigns that reach out to us. A campaign doesn’t always have to be "yours" to be able to help. Collaboration is everything in campaign work, so here are some recent examples of how we are collaborating.
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Bake Marketing

Bake Marketing Into Your Writing Process: Publishing for Profit with Orna Ross and Anna Featherstone

Today on the Publishing for Profit Podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross and author Anna Featherstone discuss how to bake marketing in with your writing process. This proactive approach is about more than just organic development; it's a strategic method of laying the groundwork early on. By integrating marketing elements into your manuscript from the start, you create a seamless transition from pen to promotion.
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Creative Planning Principles

The 21 Creative Planning Principles: Creative Self-Publishing Podcast with Orna Ross

Orna Ross hosts an enlightening discussion on the twenty-one creative planning principles that underlie her creative planning program and extends an invitation to listeners to participate in her big annual creative planning workshop and workbook launch on January 4, 2024. Whether you're a seasoned author or just starting out, this episode offers valuable insights to enhance your creative process and apply it to publishing as well as writing. Tune in to start the journey toward having your most productive and profitable year ever in 2024.
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Passion Projects

Writing, Publishing, and Marketing Passion Projects: Publishing for Profit with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

Your first book is often a book of the heart—a book you must write—but once your publishing business is more developed, how do you know when to submit to the muse, when to "write to market," or at least consider business outcomes? In this Publishing for Profit podcast, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn talk about passion projects and why they are even more important for authors in an age of generative AI, plus tips for writing, publishing, and marketing these truly personal books.
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Leveling Up

Leveling Up Your Publishing and Taking a New Turn: Publishing for Profit with Orna Ross and Shanaya Wagh

In this first episode of the new Publishing for Profit stream: Levelling up your publishing and taking a new turn. Orna Ross introduces Indian author Shanaya Wagh, aka Shana Frost, also an intern at the Alliance of Independent Authors. Both authors, at different stages in their publishing businesses, are leveling up. They discuss what led to their decision, how to know when a change is needed, and how to build a more profitable structure from what you’ve achieved already.
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Creative Energy

Optimizing Your Creative Energy — Starting, Focusing, Finishing: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn

As you write, produce, and market a book, you’ll draw on different aspects of your creative energy along the way. In this month's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explore the difference between starting, pushing through, and finishing energies, and how to harness yours for optimal flow through the creative cycle
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