Anyone who sets out to publish a book needs to understand the seven processes of publishing. If you're scratching your head or you've never heard of them, don't worry. ALLi Director, Orna Ross is here to explain each of the process and why they should matter to you.
Copyright can be a confusing tricky little beast, especially if you're a non-fiction writer. But even fiction authors can come a cropper. Images, quotes, even brand names all have copyright associated to them. ALLi partner member Tim McConnehey, founder of IzzardInk is here to tease out the ins and outs of copyright for indie authors.
In an encore presentation of the cover feature from the Q2 2019 Edition of The Indie Author member magazine, award-winning author and ALLi member Jane Davis shares with us the main reason she is proud to self-publish: creative control.
As we move into the final quarter of the year, it tends to be a time of reflection and future gazing. Partner member Karen Williams, The Book Mentor, looks to the future of nonfiction publishing.
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference is HERE! I'm going to tell you absolutely everything you need to know about SelfPubCon including how to attend and how to get the most out of the conference.
When stories surface about authors defrauded by unscrupulous vanity presses, sometimes for tens of thousands of dollars, the reaction is sometimes unsympathetic. In today's encore post, John Doppler explains the five reasons authors fall for vanity presses.
An essential part of the indie author's self-publishing process is to complete the metadata on the distribution platforms of your choice. You might hire other professionals for some of the tasks involved in the process, but uploading the metadata is likely to rest with you, the publisher. In today's encore post, Jo Van Every explains how to upload book metadata like a professional.
Commissioning your first cover is one of the most exciting parts of the publshing journey. It's often the first time your book 'feels' real because you get to see it in a tangible way. But it's also scary because all of us want to have the perfect book cover for our story. ALLi prides itself on its approved partner directory and vetted services. Author member Helen Baggott tells us about her experience of finding a designer and receiving her first cover.
The following ten business models are those most widely used by members of the Alliance of Independent Authors. The first four are those most typically employed by authors at or near the first few years of their self-publishing journey, while models five through ten are employed by more established authors, once they have amassed a following and have a high-traffic author website.
ALLi author member Denise Gaskins is back with the second blog of a two-part series explaining how to create a DIY nonfiction index. Readers come to nonfiction books looking for information, and making that search for info as easy as possible includes creating an index.
There's one thing we can all be assured of in our industry, and that's that there will always be changes. Whether it's to platforms, algorithms or technology change shows no signs of slowing down. ALLI Partner Member Karen Williams from The Book Mentor is here today to talk about the changes she's seen in the nonfiction industry over the last decade.
Writing helps many of us to heal. It's a catharsis, a way of channeling out the pain we're feeling. That's never truer than for Kim Mcleod who loss a child, one of the most devasting tragedies a person can go through. Kim's here to talk about how writing helps healing.