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Should You Self-Publish? AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon July 2018

Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly beginners’ self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: Financial risks of self-publishing What about bookstore distribution? But don’t you get advances with traditional publishers? Do you […]

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Amazon Rules For Authors. Check Out ALLi’s KDP Rules Roundup

Are you confused about Amazon’s rules for authors? There’s a legal principle known as ignorantia juris non excusat: ignorance of the law excuses nothing. That principle is alive and well at Amazon, where an innocent mistake could remove your book from sale, or even banish you from Amazon entirely. That’s why it’s important for authors to […]

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Indie Authors: Go Set a Watchman’s Publishing History Matters To You: An Editor’s Opinion

The publishing history of Harper Lee’s novel raises important questions about author care, creative control and the power dynamics of trade publishing, says NYT bestselling author and editor, Joni Rodgers.  In spring 1957, Harper Lee’s literary agent shopped Go Set a Watchman around New York and eventually placed it at Lippincott. Editor Tay Hohoff didn’t love the novel […]

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Opinion: Author Co-operation Is Transforming Publishing

“Where there is no gift there is no art,” says Lewis Hyde, in The Gift: How The Creative Spirit Transforms The World.  As we count down to IndieReCon, a three-day online conference to which a number of outstanding authors, publishing professionals, and author services have contributed so generously, I’ve been thinking about something Hyde said, when being interviewed about his […]

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