Literary organizations are increasingly finding ways to ensure their programs recognize and celebrate a diverse range of voices and perspectives in literature. Not only does this benefit the entire book-loving community, but also importantly: these updates benefit authors, the people who are using their voices to share diverse stories.
Sharing the outcome of the new Selfies award recognising self-published books, run by BookBrunch, sponsored by IngramSpark and won by ALLi member Jane Davis! Orna Ross reports.
Wondering whether it's worth going to the London Book Fair this year? Our preview shares the highlights of what's of special interest to indie authors - and some consolation for those who can't attend!
Like to speak at a mainstream literature festival? Wondering how to get involved? Take inspiration and top tips from indie author Nicola Kelsall's recent triumph at the prestigious Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Do you dream of getting your self-published books stocked by bricks-and-mortar bookstores? Let Anna Sayburn Lane inspire you with her case study and practical tips that have got her debut novel stocked in London bookshops.
This extract from ALLi's Campaign Book, "Open Up to Indie Authors", offers the indie perspective on the book award landscape, from the biggest to the smallest writing prizes - and encourage us to keep campaigning!
Here's an inspiring story of an impressive achievement for an indie author competing with the big names in the audiobook publishing industry: Brad Borkan tells how his book was shortlisted for the voice artist's equivalent to the Oscars.
Good news on the subject of ALLi's campaign for equal opportunities for indie authors - self-published novelist Janet Pywell describes how she has been invited to help teach a university writing course specifically because of her indie experience.
Are you planning to attend Digital Book World this October? If so, don't miss this opportunity, available exclusively to ALLi members, to take a guided tour of Ingram's nearby printing plant to gain fascinating insights into how print-on-demand works.
We are delighted to preview IndieLAB, one of a growing number of conferences that are opening up to indie authors this fall - organised by Writers Digest in Cincinatti, Ohio.
Cockygate ends with a ruling against Faleena Hopkins' attempt to enforce her trademark. Fascinating figures from Joanna Penn show the many revneue streams available to indies.
Inspiring case study of how one indie author has set up a lit fest specialising in her genre - find out how she did it and get inspiration for one of your own!