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Open Up to Indie Authors: Campaign Update from ALLi

For ten years, the Alliance of Independent Authors has worked to improve representation for indie authors. One aspect of that work has been getting organizations, awards and services to open their doors to self-publishers. We're delighted to have recently appointed a dedicated manager, Melissa Addey, for this important work and to have updated our Open Up To Indie Authors campaign and "Open Up" guidebook series. This is our Open Up To Indie Authors Campaign update.
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Boost Your Backlist: How to Make the Most of Every Title

Backlist is a term thrown about by both self-publishing authors and traditional publishers. While your new books—your front list—are often the highest earning for short periods of time. But it's usually your backlist that brings in the consistent cash over time. How do you make the most of those books? What should you be doing to capitalize on them and what tactics work the best? That's the question the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is answering today. This is boost your backlist: how to make the most of every title.
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Self-Publishing Predictions for the 2020s

Last time we looked at the previous decade in self-publishing. This time out, Alliance of Independent Authors director Orna Ross identifies what she sees as the seven trends that will power self-publishing in the coming decade. This is the next ten years: self-publishing predictions 2022.
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Ten Years of Self-Publishing 2012 to 2022

2012 was a landmark year for self-publishing, seeing not only the launch of the Alliance of Independent Authors, but also the publishing platforms Draft2Digital and Kobo Writing Life, and the advertising medium BookBub, all of which are still significant players. Since then, indie authors have rocked the book world non-stop. Here’s a round-up of the defining changes year on year - which show how far we’ve come, how fast we’re adapting and innovating, and how we’ve changed the face of publishing forever. This is ten years of self-publishing.
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The Alliance of Independent Authors is Ten Years Old

Happy Birthday to us! The Alliance of Independent Authors is ten years old this year. Ten whole years! Over in the AskALLi team, we're delighted to be reaching this monumental birthday, so today, and over the next couple of weeks we'll be taking a moment to celebrate the last ten years of work, publishing and community.
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The Ultimate Guide to Copyright for Authors

Copyright is an author's key to income, career and a sustainable lifestyle. But it's surrounded by complex laws, detailed information that can be confusing and overwhelming. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors brings you a the ultimate guide to copyright. Everything you need to know to understand and maximize your copyright.
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How to Publish an eBook

While print books have been the backbone and primary format for traditional publishing for... well, forever, that's not the case for indies. Typically, indie authors are digital first, focused on ebook sales and then audio and print next. So how do you actually publish an ebook? The Alliance of Independent Authors extends thanks to Linh Thoi for her contributions to this post. This is how to publish an ebook.
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For Independent Authors: The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Wide

There have been many debates over the years in the writing world: plotting or pantsing, trad or indie but the main question now is whether to go exclusive to Amazon or publish wide. The Alliance of Independent Authors always advises you publish wide, but today's post dives into the what's, why's and how's of publishing wide. This is the ultimate guide to publishing wide.
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ALLi’s Ultimate Guide to Indie Author Resources for 2021

Author resources have imploded over the years. There's fifty answers to every question, five different tech solutions and an array of experts to help. This is good news for Indies searching out answers and tools to help them in their creative businesses, but a little overwhelming. The Alliance of Independent Authors alone has a monumental list of resources at it's members disposal and many more open to the public. Below is ALLi's ultimate guide to indie author resources for 2021.
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A Quick Guide to Accessibility Issues for Indie Authors

With the rise in advancing technologies, making our self-published books accessible to everyone is becoming easier and easier. In today's post from the Alliance of Independent Author's AskALLi team, we dive into accessibility issues for indie authors and how you can make your books more accessible. With thanks to ALLi Partner member Jens Troeger from Bookalope for his contributions to this post.
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